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Old 18 December 2004, 08:32   #1
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Ipod wireless transmitter illegal

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/07...d_radio_addon/

Just read that these have now been banned totally in the uk - the main importers have been stopped selling them.

"using iTrip is an offence akin to operating a pirate radio station. If caught, the user faces prosecution, as does the dealer for selling him or her their iTrip"
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Crazy

Now that really is a pain in the A*** as I have one and use it all the time, my other half often tunes into it when she is following me, even though it is in my car although she does lose signal after about 150yds. Shame because it is a really good device, even use it around the house and had planned on using it on my Rib next year.
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Well if they say "don't use it" you'd better stop...yeah, right, I'll be taking baggs of notice of that then!

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Interesting idea, a whole rib fleet boogying across the channel all listening to Nauti Bouys top chart hits
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Interesting idea, a whole rib fleet boogying across the channel all listening to Nauti Bouys top chart hits
Now that would be funny
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I remember some CD autochangers using this method of using a std radio in cars years ago. It may have been a jap import though, and i don't remember my freind ever getting any bother for it....still seems the way to go for me
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They have always been banned and never legaly imported, so I don't know what the fuss is, get one on ebay if you want to break this law (or for a rip off 50 up Tottenham Court Rd, London)

They only transmit 5mtrs well really, so I doubt that anyone will know you have one unless they are standing next to you, an old archaic law, but still in force I'm afraid. You should see the local court lists with the thousands of itrip users that are awaiting trial, well they have to fill up the gaps in the courts list now all the terrorsits are getting let off and freed.
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Yes, I'm sure using an 'iTrip' probably carries are far higher penalty than terrorism, ...typical.
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They have always been banned and never legaly imported, so I don't know what the fuss is, get one on ebay if you want to break this law (or for a rip off 50 up Tottenham Court Rd, London)

They only transmit 5mtrs well really, so I doubt that anyone will know you have one unless they are standing next to you, an old archaic law, but still in force I'm afraid. You should see the local court lists with the thousands of itrip users that are awaiting trial, well they have to fill up the gaps in the courts list now all the terrorsits are getting let off and freed.

So true!!!

To be honest this is one law I can actually see some sense in - it just doesn't bear thinking about allowing thousands of people to transmit on such common frequencies - really could have an effect on normal broadcasts - they do operate in the busy FM band!!!

Having said that they have to catch you first - mobile signals aren't easy to catch..........
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Agree, can't possibly interefere with the terrorists remote control bomb radio wavelength now can we, a breach of their human rights

I'm glad I only use mine when I am in the USA
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