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tyketto
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2007, 01:10:06 PM »

Hi all .Newbie listener in N.Ireland here.I've just discovered this brilliant site within the last 15 minutes and on reading this thread I can only agree with the general concensus that in this day and age,broadcasting live ATC should be illegal.I can now monitor Dublin and Shannon,Ireland constantly now, and as Danny stated,Glasgow ATC has been available for some time now although I feel that this guy is broadcasting illegally and will continue only until someone blows the whistle on him.

Question for you.

Why do you think this should be illegal? In other words, what justifications do you have for your reasoning that this should be illegal? A lot of us here are either real world controllers, participate in a virtual environment, or are enthusiasts who happen to have a chance to hear their heroes do their best work and enjoy what they hear. There is no spying, or any sort of intelligence to be gathered listening to ATC; in fact, if the UK is like everywhere else in the world, your GST/taxes are paying for the system you think is illegal! Wouldn't you think if you're paying someone else to do a job for you, such as handle a plane in the air that you or your family might be flying on, that you would be entitled (or since it is your money, your right) to have some quality assurance done?

Not all of us are fortunate enough to live near an airport so we could go there and listen in with a scanner and want to hear how it is done in other countries. Not to spark a political debate, but it is rather shocking that the UK is still rather far behind with this (going on 59 years), while everyone else has passed them on by.

So enlighten us. Why do you think, outside of "it's the law", that setting up a feed for somewhere in the UK should be illegal?

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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2007, 01:11:58 PM »

I've just discovered this brilliant site within the last 15 minutes and on reading this thread I can only agree with the general concensus that in this day and age,broadcasting live ATC should be illegal.

Care to share some reasoning?  The law prohibiting the listening and/or rebroadcast of ATC transmissions is a stupid one, as most of us have already identified.  Described as "brilliant" yourself, this site devoted to rebroadcasting these transmissions where such laws do not exist.

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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2007, 01:30:18 PM »

Aw Jeez guys,not only am I a Newbie here but looks like i'm not so hot on composing a simple piece of text. rolleyes I worded that post completely wrong.I of course agree that ATC listening should be legal here.For instance,it would be great to have a constant live feed from both Belfast International AND City airports because they are the closest to me.I can monitor some of their transmissions via my scanners,but not well enough to be a constant feed.
This site IS brilliant and is a veritable breath of fresh air to us Amateur(!!!) ATC enthusiasts.Two other sites that are a great help to me are OpenATC,and ACARSD.
Consider my wrists to be well and truly slapped folks,and I promise to read what I've typed BEFORE clicking POST in future. grin
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2007, 06:14:47 PM »

Beware.....When the sharks smell blood they can be very viscous.

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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2007, 07:48:36 AM »

Yeah I had noticed,although it was due to a mistake on my part.Still never mind,at least I can now monitor Dublin all day.I would like Shannon as well but I notice that it's down.It's still an interesting site nonetheless.
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2008, 12:44:25 PM »

I think the sharks were a bit viscous AND vicious grin! I could tell from the context that bassman1 meant 'legal' so a bit of careful reading should have settled any ruffled feathers.  And before anyone tells me, I know I am mixing my metaphors and that sharks don't have feathers - you have to be SO careful! rolleyes
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2008, 06:43:46 PM »

I think the sharks were a bit viscous AND vicious grin! I could tell from the context that bassman1 meant 'legal' so a bit of careful reading should have settled any ruffled feathers.  And before anyone tells me, I know I am mixing my metaphors and that sharks don't have feathers - you have to be SO careful! rolleyes

My intent wasn't viscous (I hope you didn't take it that way), I was simply asking for clarification based on the mission of this site.  Even in context, typos on the internet are difficult to either confirm or void without asking additional questions.
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