Beijing Radio Administration Bureau cracks down on radio hams.

    By Li Shuang

    The city’s fast-growing number of radio hams has been told to register ahead of a new national regulation aimed at tightening control over amateur radio stations.

    Beijing Radio Administration Bureau sent a message to ham radio operators on Saturday calling on them to register.

    Any ham radio stronger than 0.5 watts must be registered.

    “We have no idea how many unregistered amateur radio stations there are in the city,” said bureau spokeswoman Mao Lei.

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