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In Austria, are Microwave Guns illegal?

A friend of mine got a new Microwave oven, and let me have his old one. As a hobbyist engineer, I'd of course love to use the magnetron within to build a small Microwave Gun, which for example to use ...
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Why is the manufacturer of a wireless radio device responsible for preventing end-user modifications? [closed]

One of those things that irks me about the FCC regulations is that manufacturers are responsible for preventing, and can apparently be held liable for, end-user modifications to wireless radio devices ...
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Can I use audio containing Canadian ATC/broadcast radio transmissions in a YouTube video?

This question was originally posted here, without consensus I often record my flight training without audio and post some of it to YouTube. I would like to add in audio recording of what I hear and ...
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Laws surrounding publicly (ish) displaying decoded messages received over radio

POCSAG512, POCSAG1200 and POCSAG2400 is the protocol used by pagers to transmit information to one another. The problem I'm seeing here is that it is not encrypted, only encoded, as any broadcast has ...
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What is the amateur FM broadcasting legal limit?

Some stereos can receive a signal just outside the commercial band at either end of 88 and 108. I legally can buy everything I need on eBay to transmit my own personal radio station. What legal ...
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What constitutes “management” for an amateur radio club?

A group of licensed radio amateurs has joined together to form a club. The club meets monthly, sponsors classes to license new amateurs, hosts an amateur repeater station and operates at public events....
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Legal status of spectrum analyzers in the United Kingdom

What is the legal status of spectrum analyzers in United Kingdom? Is it considered 'interception', despite only analyzing the magnitude of a frequency?
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Can someone consent on behalf of someone else for a call-in radio show?

There's a morning radio show that airs here (and I'm sure there are plenty others that do something similar) that does something like this: Girlfriend/wife suspects boyfriend/husband is cheating ...
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Can you download data from satellites which are no longer in use? [closed]

I thought about doing a small educational project to test my skills in communication systems engineering and I saw plenty of videos from people accessing and downloading data from satellites which are ...
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Is it legal to intercept 2.4Ghz communications (wifi 802.11) in the UK?

Is it legal to intercept radio communications in the 2.4Ghz band in the United Kingdom?
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Are Drone Intrusion Prevention Systems (Drone IPS) systems illegal?

A drone intrusion prevention product being advertised at RSA Conference this year has piqued my interest, and I'm trying to determine whether it and other drone IPS systems are illegal. For ...
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US: Is it legal to jam radio/cell communications if entirely confined to your own private property?

In the US, is it legal to jam radio/cell communications if such jamming is entirely confined to your own private property? And does it matter whether you are in a building or not? Imagine now that ...
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Can I shield my home from cell phone radiations

Say I live close to a cell phone relay and have measured a radiation level that I deem may be dangerous to me or my children. Say I build myself a faraday cage/wave screen around my house, ...
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ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio - deregistration

I am a student and I am going to complete my studies this April and I will go back to India permanently. I live in a shared WG and we are paying the ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice fee from ...
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Who regulates wireless radio communication in North America and Europe?

Wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, cellular 4G networks and satellite communication are all radio-based under the hood. Meaning that they all send and receive radio signals, inside of regulated ...
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Is it illegal to listen to Air Traffic Control transmissions in the UK?

According to Is it illegal for Joe Public to listen to ATC in the UK? over on Aviation.SE, although aviation transmissions are broadcast publicly, in the clear, unencrypted; it is illegal to listen to ...