FCC Fines Pair For Operating Unlicensed LPTV Station

N5XZS

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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:
 

harshness

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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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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.
 

harshness

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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.
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.
 

Stargazer

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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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