• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

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Any Christchurch Radio Scanners?

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Online rebroadcasting of radio communications of emergency services. Is illegal in NZ. Audio feeds get taken offline by the authorities here fairly quickly.

All Police communications in the three main regions of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are APCO-25 digital with encryption anyway.
 

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Online rebroadcasting of radio communications of emergency services. Is illegal in NZ. Audio feeds get taken offline by the authorities here fairly quickly.

All Police communications in the three main regions of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are APCO-25 digital with encryption anyway.
Who said anything about emergency services?
 
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Who said anything about emergency services?
The only comms you could probably rebroadcast legally online from NZ. Would be a local Amateur radio repeater or maybe CB radio. Otherwise you'd have to get permission from the said user to rebroadcast their comms online. Like say the local taxi operator. etc.
 

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The only comms you could probably rebroadcast legally online from NZ. Would be a local Amateur radio repeater or maybe CB radio. Otherwise you'd have to get permission from the said user to rebroadcast their comms online. Like say the local taxi operator. etc.
No one is talking about rebroadcasting either.
 
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Just for interest and not pointing the bone at anyone but.....what you hear on your scanner is not like listening to 2ZB talkback radio and you are free to spread the word. It's not like that at all - in fact you can not tell anybody anything about what you hear - in fact you can't tell anybody that you even heard a message, never mind what was in it - and if you use the information you heard to gain an advantage, something like "insider trading" you could be in deep doo-doo.

Here's the regs...

The relevant part is here....

Radiocommunications Act 1989 No 148 (as at 28 September 2017), Public Act 133A Offence to disclose contents of radiocommunications – New Zealand Legislation

...and the whole reg. is here.....

Radiocommunications Act 1989 No 148 (as at 28 September 2017), Public Act Contents – New Zealand Legislation

If you were a radio operator in the military you are still bound by the official secrets act which you signed long ago.

Cheers - Martin ZL2MC
 
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