Koala From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 69 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3496 times:
Quick question: Does anybody happen to know the current laws about using a VHF or HF scanner/radio receiver to listen to ATC in Germany? Is it legal or illegal? What about Switzerland? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3459 times:
Germany: it is illegal to use technical devices to listen to "non-publicly spoken words which are not intended for third parties". Punishable by a fine or jail time up to three years. The technical devices can be confiscated. Penal Code § 201 II Nr. 1, V.
Switzerland: The same, but no prosecution without being requested by the victim. Plus the jail time is not specified. Penal Code Art. 179bis