I read in the latest Which magazine that a home TV licence covers the owners
to use a portable to receive live broadcasts anywhere as long as the TV is
powered by internal batteries.
This got me thinking, what about all the caravaners? Their TVs are mostly
powered by external batteries or even mains when hooked up on site. Should
they have two licences?
Not according to the Camping and Caravan Club. The TV Licensing site is
silent on the matter of touring caravans, although it does say that a
home TV licence covers static caravans used as second homes if the TV is
never used at both sites at the same time.
On Fri, 31 May 2013 18:58:20 +0100, Nightjar wrote:
Just for the hell of it :-)
Do EU rules cover the use of TVs by visitors from abroad in camper vans
Equally does a UK licence cover you for t'Continent?
And what about Switzerland?
[Consider both terrestrial and satellite.]
Stupid inane rule, but AFAIK you are right.
I have wondered if you put your 12v TV in a 3 sided box with some
batteries are they still considered to be internal? If not, what if
you built the TV yourself, surely only you would be the arbiter of
what constitutes the case?
Of course, you wouldn't be able to legally charge the batteries while
the set was working because the battery wouldn't be the sole source of
power. I'm sure there are other anomalies.
there used to be a ruling that if the whole household left to go in a
caravan or to a holiday cottage, the household licence would cover you. but
if you left someone at home, then the caravan would need its own licence.
AFIAA they have never been used to provide evidence to obtain a warrant
to search for receiving apparatus. The few non co-operating prosecutions
have followed 'flickering light' evidence<?> based warrants.
IIRC they DID look for line scan as it was totally dominant ..LO could
be anywhere depending on channel tuned and set design.
Later they looked for LO leakage but not initially. Mostly though they
were for show only.
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