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Old 07-22-2011, 05:33 PM
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fairbank56
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As long as you keep the recordings to yourself, your fine. Here are the rules.


80.88 Secrecy of communication.

The station licensee, the master of the ship, the responsible radio
operators and any person who may have knowledge of the radio
communications transmitted or received by a fixed, land, or mobile
station subject to this part, or of any radiocommunication service of
such station, must observe the secrecy requirements of the
Communications Act and the Radio Regulations. See sections 501, 502,
and 705 of the Communications Act and Article 23 of the Radio
Regulations.

The communications act regulations state:

" No person not being authorized by the sender shall intercept any radio communication and divulge or publish the existence, contents, substance, purport, effect, or meaning of such intercepted communication to any person. No person not being entitled thereto shall receive or assist in receiving any interstate or foreign communication by radio and use such communication (or any information therein contained) for his own benefit or for the benefit of another not entitled thereto. No person having received any intercepted radio communication or having become acquainted with the contents, substance, purport, effect, or meaning of such communication (or any part thereof) knowing that such communication was intercepted, shall divulge or publish the existence, contents, substance, purport, effect, or meaning of such communication (or any part thereof) or use such communication (or any information therein contained) for his own benefit or for the benefit of another not entitled thereto. This section shall not apply to the receiving, divulging, publishing, or utilizing the contents of any radio communication which is transmitted by any station for the use of the general public, which relates to ships, aircraft, vehicles, or persons in distress, or which is transmitted by an amateur radio station operator or by a citizens band radio operator."