Date added: 20/06/2017 Beware of "BAOFANG RADIOS" they are "ILLEGAL IN AUSTRALIA"
DO NOT BUY BAOFANG RADIOS AS THEY ARE ILLEGAL IN AUSTRALIA.
All Two Way Radios in Australia MUST pass stringent and costly Type Approvals and they must meet all standards in test labourites here to be sold in this country. So this means that ANY Two Way Radio that is imported from overseas no matter what brand are ALL ILLEGAL to use here.
ACCC and ACMA Government Departments are both investigating EBAY for allowing these radios to be sold here. Ebay in fact is allowing overseas sellers to falsely claim that these sellers are from Australia BUT they are in fact from China. Ebay has even allowed them to show the Australian Flag on their Ebay Advertisement which is false and misleading and breaches section 18 of the Australian Consumer Laws for Deceptive and Misleading Conduct.
The consequences and fines for using these dodgy radios can be as little as confiscation right up to $240,000 fine and 2 years in jail.
ACMA ( Australian Communications and Media Authority) employs a growing number of Radio Inspectors who track down illegal users and do on the spot fines.
Please go the ACMA link to read all about it http://www.acma.gov.au/Citizen/Spectrum/About-spectrum/High-risk-devices/beware-the-dodgy-two-way-radio
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