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
    Pub Member / Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Posts:
    5,609
    Likes Received:
    5,428
    Location:
    Missouri/Kansas
  2. N5XZS

    N5XZS SatelliteGuys Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Posts:
    2,173
    Likes Received:
    368
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM, USA
    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:
     
  3. spongella

    spongella SatelliteGuys Pro
    Pub Member / Supporter

    Joined:
    May 12, 2012
    Posts:
    1,103
    Likes Received:
    669
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Always pay your bills, especially those from the FCC.
     
    N5XZS and comfortably_numb like this.
  4. harshness

    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Posts:
    14,438
    Likes Received:
    1,708
    Location:
    Salem, OR
    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.
     
    comfortably_numb likes this.
  5. N5XZS

    N5XZS SatelliteGuys Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Posts:
    2,173
    Likes Received:
    368
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM, USA
    I guess they don't have the manpower to do the job.:rolleyes:

    That's a shame nobody doing the job out there.:crying
     
  6. harshness

    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Posts:
    14,438
    Likes Received:
    1,708
    Location:
    Salem, OR
    If the policy is to be reactive versus proactive, everybody may indeed be doing their job.
     
  7. jayn_j

    jayn_j Press On Regardless
    Supporting Founder

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2003
    Posts:
    10,303
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    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.
     
  8. harshness

    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Posts:
    14,438
    Likes Received:
    1,708
    Location:
    Salem, OR
    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.
     
  9. Stargazer

    Stargazer Supporting Founder
    Supporting Founder

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2003
    Posts:
    16,541
    Likes Received:
    323
    Location:
    Western WV
    Sounds like they got a deal to me, still made money vs having no channel broadcasting all that time.


    Sent from my iPhone using SatelliteGuys
     
    comfortably_numb likes this.

Separate names with a comma.

More...