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Illegal satellite decoder cards cause serious interference to public safety organizations

News | 06/24/2002 4:00 am EDT

Industry Canada is warning the Canadian public that using illegal satellite decoder cards, often referred to as AVR cards, can cause serious interference with communications systems of public safety organizations and those that continue to use the cards will receive appropriate penalties. Following several complaints from Canada’s Federal Search and Rescue (SAR) program and one Ontario local police department, the department served notice in DGRB-002-02 that it will prosecute offenders (RoW Update, June 18/02).

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