Oops…Dutch regulator removes FM broadcaster’s antenna

(Source: Southgate ARC via Mike Terry)

Dutch regulator removes broadcaster’s antenna

It is reported the Dutch Radiocommunications Agency dismantled the antenna of a legally operating broadcast station

It appears they thought Vechtdal NL in Ommen on 105.6 MHz was a pirate but the station, an associate of Vechtdal FM, was correctly licenced. The Agency says that something went wrong with the checking of licences.

The antenna was on the watchtower of the State Forestry Besthmenerberg Ommen near Nieuwleusen. It is unclear if the Radiocommunications Agency will pay compensation for the damage.

Radio.NL article
http://radio.nl/812498/legaal-radiostation-vechtdal-nl-door-at-uit-de-lucht-gehaald

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5 thoughts on “Oops…Dutch regulator removes FM broadcaster’s antenna

  1. John P Zavacki

    “It is unclear if the Radiocommunications Agency will pay compensation for the damage.” UNCLEAR? REALLY?

    Must be nice to immune to compensatory law.

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  2. Edward

    Talk about over-reach. this on takes the cake. administrative screw-up. Radio communications agency taking action on forestry agency property?

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    1. PE2KM

      Offcourse! The forest agency has nothing to do with and may not act as telecom agency. Police may not interact without one of the members of the telecom agency either.

      Reply

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