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FCC Fines Pair For Operating Unlicensed LPTV Station

Discussion in 'Over the Air TV By RabbitEars.Info' started by comfortably_numb, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. comfortably_numb

    comfortably_numb Topic Starter Dogs have owners, cats have staff
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    Wait till you see it in KTFA-LP in Albuquerque running rouge right now on rf ch. 48 sending in old analog NTSC video format signal!:)

    Makes me wonder sometimes FCC is falling asleep.:eeek

    Nobody seems to pay attention to this rouge KTFA-LP station in the first place!:rolleyes:
     
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    Always pay your bills, especially those from the FCC.
     
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    Rouge is a form of makeup that, like skiing nude, puts color in your cheeks. A Rogue is someone operating outside the law. Autocorrect is eeeevilllllllle.

    As long as they aren't interfering with someone else's licensed bandwidth, I don't suppose it hits FCC RADAR. As with many things gubmint, nothing starts (or ends) without a complaint.
     
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    I guess they don't have the manpower to do the job.:rolleyes:

    That's a shame nobody doing the job out there.:crying
     
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    If the policy is to be reactive versus proactive, everybody may indeed be doing their job.
     
  7. jayn_j

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    So, the station managed to run for 20 years without paying licensing fees or going through any of the paperwork. Fine is $144k. Sounds like a deal to me.
     
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    I would have expected something a little more punitive. It comes to about $7,000/year (after the $200? renewal filing fee). Not having to do the paperwork would make that up pretty quickly I'd imagine.
     
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    Sounds like they got a deal to me, still made money vs having no channel broadcasting all that time.


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