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Offline OgreVorbis

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Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« on: October 06, 2019, 2041 UTC »
There are so many pirate rig builders in Greece. Specifically AM, but I see a lot of HF and FM stuff also.
Does anyone know the details of this?
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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 2302 UTC »
I've a suspicion that the enforcement of radio laws and regs concerning the manufacture and sale of radio equipment is very lax because their gov is almost always in a funding crisis, kinda like in south America. Stay below the radar and you will be fine.
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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 2350 UTC »
Greece, the former Yugoslavian states, and Italy don't seem to give a damn what you do radio-wise. It must be something about those Adriatic breezes?

Some of the Greek Pirates were running 10-20 kW's  on MW a few years back. MW dx'er's in the States were logging them.

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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 0009 UTC »
Most countries don't seem to care too much what kind of radio equipment that you might manufacture and sell as EXPORTS...




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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 0214 UTC »
Most countries don't seem to care too much what kind of radio equipment that you might manufacture and sell as EXPORTS...

This is profound and I LOL'd

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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 0927 UTC »
Most countries don't seem to care too much what kind of radio equipment that you might manufacture and sell as EXPORTS...

Much like how PA allowed out of state customers to buy fireworks (they have since changed the law to allow in-state residents to purchase them) resulting in most PA fireworks stores being located near the border with other states.
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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 1327 UTC »
Ohio used to be like that. All the big fireworks stands were at the foot of the bridges leading to KY and WV. Of course that worked both ways, all the discount cigarette stores were located at opposite end of the same bridges.

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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 1348 UTC »
Ohio used to be like that. All the big fireworks stands were at the foot of the bridges leading to KY and WV. Of course that worked both ways, all the discount cigarette stores were located at opposite end of the same bridges.

Yes, MD has low liquor taxes (and they used to be substantially lower), and a lot of liquor stores right on the state lines, especially PA. 

I recall a humorous story from many years ago, PA put a state trooper in the parking lot of a MD liquor store, who radioed the tags of PA cars to a group of troopers waiting across the state line.  The irate store owner called the MD state police, who promptly escorted the PA trooper back to his state.

I recall some MD cops used to do the same thing in DC, which had (has? I don't play with fireworks because I prefer counting base ten) lax fireworks laws, to catch people buying stuff.

When vacationed at the Outer Banks each summer around the 4th, there would always be people setting off all sorts of fireworks. And I don't mean bottle rockets, I mean the real stuff. Just about every year you would read a story in the paper about some idiot setting the house on fire. And of course it wasn't their house, but the place they were renting for the week.  There were also a few people setting the place on fire because they decided to run the gas grill UNDER the cottage, because it was raining.
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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 1709 UTC »
I actually bought one from Greece.  http://www.pll.gr/       I bought the 0 - 20W carrier AM mono TX, since I was always out bid on LPB and Radio Systems TX's. I use this as a Carrier-Current transmitter. Not a bad build, and uses a DDS for the FREQ agile oscillator. I had to educate them on what Carrier-Current coupling was, since they don't seem to use that method of broadcasting over in Europe.
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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 1817 UTC »
Carrier current is not really broadcasting, unless you couple to the long distance HV transmission lines. When I was a kid, one night I heard a guy say he was in Buffalo NY running a carrier current transmitter he built in his garage. I'm in W MA.

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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 1950 UTC »
Ohio used to be like that. All the big fireworks stands were at the foot of the bridges leading to KY and WV. Of course that worked both ways, all the discount cigarette stores were located at opposite end of the same bridges.

This is akin to most US pirates being within 500 miles of Westminster, MD for some reason.
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Re: Are there no radio laws in Greece?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 1914 UTC »
Chris is the OSL King. Harold Frodge and George Zeller are Dukes. Al's just plain odd.