Australian Radio Operator Fined and Off Air

Earlier this month, a court in Australia passed a conviction of Dan Morris for operating a “radiocommunications transmitter without authority”

The Australian regulator ACMA brought the action after discovering that Morris was broadcasting a reggae music station without a licence.

The station was transmitting on 99.4Mhz within the commercial FM band, with an output of 150W.

Morris defended his actions by claiming he was “serving the needs of a specific community” with his station.

Morris set-up the station after being rejected by his local community station, and then his unsuccessful attempt to gain an ACMA licence.

The court in Wollongong fined Morris $1500 and confiscated his equipment

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