RADIO AND TELEGRAPH CONTROL ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment of Advisory Committee

   4   Functions of Advisory Committee

   5   Unlicensed radio or telegraph apparatus prohibited

   6   Minister may grant special licences

   7   Offence to act contrary to sections 5 and 6

   8   Minister may make regulations

   9   Dealer to have licence

   10   Sale by private persons

   11   Designation of inspectors

   12   Entry and search of premises

   13   Misleading messages and interception and disclosure of messages

   14   Harmful interference

   15   Disposal of article seized

   16   Government may assume control of, use or prohibit use of station or apparatus

   17   Exemption

      SCHEDULE

 

THE RADIO AND TELEGRAPH CONTROL ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1st June, 1973]

Acts
20 of 1972,
9 of 1977,
1 of 2000.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Radio and Telegraph Control Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "Advisory Committee" means the Radio and Telegraph Control Advisory Committee established under section 3,

   "functions" includes duties and powers;

   "harmful interference" means any emission, radiation or induction which endangers the functioning of a radionavigation or other safety service, or seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radiocommunication service operating lawfully;

   "hertz" means one cycle per second;

   "inspector" means an inspector designated under section 11;

   "megahertz" means one million cycles per second;

   "mobile service" means a service of radiocommunication between mobile and fixed stations or between mobile stations;

   "mobile station" means a station in the mobile service intended to be used while in motion or during halt at unspecified points;

   "radio'' means the use of radio waves;

   "radio waves" means electromagnetic waves of frequencies lower than three million megahertz, propagated in space without artificial guide;

   "safety service" means any radiocommunication service used permanently or temporarily for the safeguarding of human life and property;

   "special licence" means a licence issued under section 6;

   "spurious emissions" means emission on a frequency or frequencies outside the necessary band, the level of which may be reduced without affecting the corresponding transmission of information, and includes harmonic emissions, parasitic emissions and inter-modulation products but excludes emissions in the immediate vicinity of the necessary band which are a result of the modulation process for the transmission of information;

   "station" means one or more transmitters or receivers, or a combination of transmitters and receivers, including the equipment necessary at one location for carrying on a radiocommunication service each station being classified by the service in which it operates permanently or temporarily;

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