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Illegal Repeater Numbers Rise Sharply
BANANA Shire Council mayor Ron Carige has warned residents who use “illegal repeaters” could cause a “disaster” in a natural disaster by unwittingly cutting off vital communication lines.
Repeaters boost a mobile phone’s signal, giving the user optimum service.
But in some cases, they can “blind” mobile base stations, disabling coverage to the entire area it services.
Cr Carige said “it appears” the devices are being used in the Banana Shire Council area, causing significant reception problems for others.
“Mobile repeaters can cause significant mobile reception issues and it would be disastrous in the middle of a natural disaster if people couldn’t make calls or receive emergency warnings,” Cr Carige said.
Words by journalist Luke Mortimer, publication The Observer. 5 Feb 2016. Follow-up article 7 Feb 2016.
To find out more about the issues check out the ACMA’s video on illegal repeaters.