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Can you get in trouble for pirate radio?

Can you get in trouble for pirate radio?

Pirate radio or a pirate radio station is a radio station that broadcasts without a valid license. In some cases, radio stations are considered legal where the signal is transmitted, but illegal where the signals are received—especially when the signals cross a national boundary.

How can I make a FM radio station at home?

The same principles apply: use the tiny computer to create and broadcast the signal, and attach an antenna to give it the broadcast range.

  1. Set up your Raspberry Pi.
  2. Install the FM radio software.
  3. Choose some music.
  4. Add an antenna.
  5. Broadcast.
  6. Tune your radio and enjoy.

How do I set up a pirate radio station?


  1. Install the FM radio software. Once your Pi is up and running, you’ll need software.
  2. Choose some music. Get your tracks set and copy them over to the Raspberry Pi.
  3. Add an antenna.
  4. Broadcast.
  5. Tune your radio and enjoy.

What is the fine for pirate radio?

The Enforcement Bureau said in December that starting in 2021 the new maximum pirate radio fine is $101,182 per day up to a maximum penalty of $2,023,640.

How do I start my own radio station at home?

Here’s how to start a non-internet radio station.

  1. Apply for a frequency. It may take a long time before you’re assigned a frequency [source FCC].
  2. Apply for a license. It’s illegal to operate an unlicensed radio station, even at extremely low power [source: FCC].
  3. Establish a source of funding.

What do you need to be a radio pirate?

You’ll need basic tools (soldering iron, multimeter, SWR meter), a cheap cassette deck, probably one or two good car batteries, a roll of co-ax cable for the aerial, a radio to listen in on, etc. Also start reading Amateur Radio Handbooks and all relevant writings.

How can I Make my PC an FM radio station?

If you just want to cover your property (house, apartment, yard), think about PCI MAX. This transmitter is a PC card, you can insert it into your PC (just like any other computer board) and it turns your PC into a FM radio station. If you want a higher quality solution, think about our boxed standalone transmitters.

Which is the best transmitter for a pirate radio station?

In cities tower blocks have been an ideal answer for good coverage and wide reception and are especially favoured by commercial pirates (who often use a link transmitter from the studio to the tower block so as to go live).

What do I need to start a radio station?

You don’t even need a studio to start off with. Just borrow someone’s stereo and a microphone and start making practice recordings onto good quality cassette tapes. A transmitter. Ideally over 10 watt power, but 5 watt is fine for local broadcasts, or when using an aerial with “gain”.

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