Originally Posted by Limey Linda
Why should you have to have a licence?
It's the control of frequency bands etc. How often have you been listening to your favourite rafdio station when some dodgy "bedroom FM" ham has started to broadcast some crass over the top of it that drifts in & out because their illegal transmitter can't hold a frequency? That may be a land based commercial entertainment issue, but the radio spectrum is vast & the principles still apply.......
Also how often have youy heard people chatting away on CH16 like it was a CB radio? (even in the middle of a Mayday call)
- That's why you need a licence for the kit and another one to use it.