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Misrepresentation or contraventions of the Radiocommunication Act, Radiocommunication Regulations and terms or conditions of radio authorizations may be cause for the Minister to revoke a person's Amateur Radio Operator Certificate. A reasonable opportunity to make representation to the Minister would be afforded before such action would be taken.
No advance written notice is required for the Minister to revoke a radio authorization for situations involving failure to comply with requests to pay fees.
Spectrum Management officials may at any reasonable time, for the purpose of enforcing the Radiocommunication Act, enter any place in which the inspector believes on reasonable grounds there is any radio apparatus, interference-causing equipment or radio-sensitive equipment. In the case of a dwelling-house, a Radio Inspector normally requires the consent of the occupant unless acting under the authority of a warrant.
Transmitting a false or fraudulent distress signal, message or call, may result, upon conviction, fines of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment for up to one year. Out of amateur band transmissions and the retransmission of decoded encrypted subscription programs are prohibited.
The Radiocommunication Act is the document which states the offences and penalties for non compliance of rules governing radiocommunications.
| For the most part, the amateur radio service is self regulating. Amateurs have a long established record
of resolving most problems themselves or with assistance of other amateurs.
Radio Amateurs of Canada has established an "Official Observer" program. Designated "Official Observers" actively look for and report on stations that have unusually good signals or operating procedures, and which set an example by displaying the best that Amateur Radio has to offer. At least 70% of notices sent are "Good Operator Notices". Troubling operating practices or technical difficulties are also noted. In these situations an Official Observer may issue an "Advisory Notice".
B-001-003-001.... Out of amateur band transmissions:
|B-001-003-002.... If an amateur pretends there is an emergency and transmits the word "MAYDAY", what is this called?
|B-001-003-003.... A person found guilty of transmitting a false or fraudulent distress signal, or interfering with, or obstructing any radio communication, without lawful cause, may be liable, on summary conviction, to a penalty of:
|B-001-003-004.... What government document states the offences and penalties for non-compliance of the rules governing radiocommunications?
|B-001-003-005.... Which of the following is NOT correct? The Minister may suspend an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate:
|B-001-003-006.... Which of the following statements is NOT correct?
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