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From: Darryl Smith (Darryl_at_radio-active.net.au)
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 02:10:01 CDT
I think that you will find that the act says words to the effect of
'...connected or capable of being connected to...'
This is why Cat-5 cable must legally be run and terminated by licensed
cablers. Because the cable is capable of being connected to a
And the telecommunications act is infections. Some interpretations note
that your computer must be ACA approved if you plut a modem into it, and
also that your mouse must be approved... After all, it is all
'connected' according to the act... There is an AC path from the phone
line to the mouse.
If that wasn't bad enough, some people argue that any AM radio that is
used to listen to talkback radio should be approved to, since it is
connected through a broadcast transmitter, although that may have been
removed in the last amendment.
As for a cordless telephone, it needs to be approved under the
radiocommunications act too...
Darryl Smith, VK2TDS POBox 169 Ingleburn NSW 2565 Australia
Mobile Number 0412 929 634 [+61 4 12 929 634 International]
Darrylradio-active.net.au | www.radio-active.net.au
[mailto:wireless-adminlists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Jamie Lovick
Sent: Thursday, 1 August 2002 5:55 PM
To: Tony Langdon
Cc: 'Alan Yick'; wirelesslists.samba.org
Subject: RE: Newbie: Wireless Telephone
As far as I know, this only applies if you're connecting a device to
If you're just using it to make a Voice over IP call to another location
on the wireless network, it should be fine.
Of course it is always recommended that you review any relevant
telecommunications laws and acts.
On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Tony Langdon wrote:
> You'd be pushing to get anything like this homebrewed, due to ACA
> regulations requiring that anything connected to a phhone line
> requiring Austel approval (I'm assuming you're in .au, because that's
> the focus of this list).
> It's a $12000 fine, if caught.
> A cordless phone from $50 and up is much cheaper. :-)
> If you are outside of .au, please disregard this message. :)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Alan Yick [mailto:alanyickhotmail.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, 1 August 2002 4:11 PM
> > To: wirelesslists.samba.org
> > Subject: Newbie: Wireless Telephone
> > Hi all,
> > I would like to know if there are any information on the
> > web or in text
> > about
> > DIY wireless telephone or making an extension wireless
> > tranceiver component
> > for existing landline telephones? If there are any, please
> > contact me! Thank
> > you very much!
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