LMCC Applauds FCC Enforcement Bureau Advisory

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The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) applauds the action of the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in issuing an FCC Enforcement Advisory that cautions users and vendors of two-way VHF/UHF radios that such devices may not be imported, advertised, sold or used in the United States unless they comply with FCC rules. This action comes in response to LMCC efforts to raise awareness of the widespread distribution and use of these illegal mobile devices that cause harmful interference risks to Federal systems and FCC-compliant systems operated by Public Safety and Business/Industrial licensees.

Responding to the Advisory, LMCC President David Smith said, “The members of the LMCC, which all have a stake in protecting the authorized use of spectrum, applaud the action taken by the FCC in this matter. As the Advisory makes clear, violating these rules can result in substantial monetary fines. Anyone importing, advertising or selling noncompliant devices should cease doing so. Anyone owning such devices should stop using them. The LMCC encourages the Enforcement Bureau to follow this Advisory with swift enforcement of those who continue to violate these established rules.”

Author: Andrea Cumpston