FCC Field Offices Active

Posted on July 31st, 2017 by

We mentioned it in last month’s newsletter, and want to stress it again here. The FCC’s Field Office personnel have apparently been given an enforcement directive, and based on the number of actions being taken against rule violators, they are quite active in certain areas of the country. So that old assumption that it is unlikely for a FCC Field Agent to show up on your doorstep is probably no longer valid.

Just ask KIBH in Seward Alaska, the recent recipient of a $66,000 proposed forfeiture for EAS rule violations, interference rule violations, and failing to respond to several notices of violation. Or check the FCC’s releases for thirty-plus proceedings against pirate radio operators, some of which have received $15,000 forfeitures.