Operating without a license

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n4voxgill

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It can get expensive. Here is an excerpt from an FCC order issued today for a person transmitting on a frequency he was not licensed for as he only has a Novice license.

FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted: March 4, 2008 Released: March 6, 2008

By the Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, Enforcement Bureau:

I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUD

1. In this Forfeiture Order ("Order"), we issue a monetary forfeiture in
the amount of four thousand three hundred dollars ($4,300) to Ronald
Mondgock ("Mondgock"), the former licensee of Novice Class Amateur
Radio Service station KA3OMZ in Honeybrook, Pennsylvania, for
willfully and repeatedly violating Section 301 of the Communications
Act of 1934, as amended ("Act"), by operating radio transmitting
equipment on the frequencies 439.850 MHz and 147.560 MHz without a
license.
 

trace1

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I wonder if Mr. Ronald Mondgock ever made any post here inquiring about transmitting without a license and listened to those few who said "Go ahead and do it. The FCC really doesn't care anymore, you'll never get caught."?

That $4300.00 sure would buy a lot of nice radio equipment...
 

SkipSanders

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Actually, he got off cheap. Probably because he was licensed, and it lapsed.

The standard fine for operation without a license is $10,000. For each day the violation occurs, if they choose to slap you with that.
 
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