• TwitterFacebookGoogle PlusLinkedInRSS FeedEmail
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2012

    AITI And Police Crack Down On Illegal Amateur Radio:

    Bandar Seri Begawan - Members of the public who are involved in the illegal use of amateur radio equipment without a licence from the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) - the country's telecommunications industry regulator - face a maximum fine of B$10,000 or up to three years imprisonment, or both, if convicted.

    This was revealed by Ak Saiful Rosman bin Pg Hj Roslee, the Manager of Monitoring and Enforcement at AITI during a briefing on the Joint Operation with the Berakas Police Station to crack down on illegal radio equipment.
    Present at the briefing was Chief Inspector Awg Burhan bin Abang, the Officer-in-Charge of the Berakas Police Station.
    The joint roadblock operation, which involved a team of 16 police personnel and seven AITI officials, took place at the Tungku Link Highway yesterday.
    Ak Saiful Rosman said the aim of the joint operation was to "unearth offences such as owning or using radio equipment without holding a licence from AITI; owning or using radio equipment with an expired licence; and possessing radio equipment not permitted by AITI".
    According to Ak Saiful Rosman, amateur radio is one of the activities in which the public can make use of radio equipment to communicate among members of the group. .
    Amateur radio activity is under the control and licence of AITI. Amateur radio has its own special frequency, which is namely 'HF-' according to the approved licence, VHF (144-148MHz) and UHF (430-440MHz).
    He added that earlier this week, similar operations were held in Kuala Belait in which eight vehicles were found to have been fitted with amateur radio equipment and one warning letter was issued for an expired licence. From yesterday's operation, five vehicles were found with the equipment and one warning letter was issued.
    At present, there are more than 1,000 amateur radio users in Brunei Darussalam.
    --Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin
    HF Radio, Ham Radio, Amateur Radio, VEC, ARRL, JARL, Yaesu, Icom, AES, Amateur Electronic Supply, GigaParts, Kenwood, DX, Yagi Antennas, Low Band DXing, Ten Tec, RF Amplifiers