$12,000 Fine for Uncertified Transmitter and Refusal to Cooperate with FCC Inspector


A fine issued to a low power FM station today makes one wonder "what were they thinking?" The decision cites a situation where interference was reported by an FAA Control center. That interference was tracked down by the FCC, though radio direction finding equipment, to an LPFM station. When the FCC inspectors arrived at the station to inspect the transmitter, the person on duty at the station, and then the "owner", both refused to allow the inspection and refused to turn off the transmitter - even when told that the interference was a threat to aircraft safety. Both said that the FCC would have to wait until their engineer arrived, delaying the shut-down for about half an hour.....

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