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United Kingdom lifting ban on small FM transmitters

updated 01:55 pm EST, Fri November 24, 2006

UK FM transmitter ban gone

The UK is lifting a ban on portable FM transmitters such as the Griffin iTrip, writes The Register. They were blocked under the 1949 Wireless Telegraphy Act, which gives licensed broadcasters unrestricted access to their assigned frequencies. Units like the iTrip function by overriding FM frequencies within a small range. The path to making such devices legal was begun with the 2003 Wireless Telegraphy Exemption Regulations Act, but Ofcom, the UK's wireless regulator, has only recently finished consultations with concerned parties. The ban will be lifted on December 8th. Transmitters will still require CE certification for health and safety.



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