July 15, 2024

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A threatening radio amateur has equipment seized by ANFR (France)

France’s National Frequency Agency (ANFR) has taken action against a radio amateur who allegedly used threatening language on the air. ANFR used an EMF regulation as the justification for seizing the equipment

A translation of the ANFR post reads:

At the end of 2020, the ANFR joined forces with the gendarmerie to stop an amateur radio operator who was uttering insults and threats on the airwaves.

It all started with a mobilization of the amateur radio community to denounce to the ANFR inappropriate behavior on the airwaves, punctuated by offensive remarks and death threats. Numerous letters and e-mails were sent to the ANFR to complain about the particularly inappropriate remarks of an individual, while the web was also panicking, via Twitter and forums. The objective was therefore clear: it was necessary to put an end to the actions of the one who will henceforth be called Monsieur X.


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