FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY – [ two-way VHF /UHF radios ]
“The Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has observed that a growing number of conventional retailers and websites advertise and sell low-cost, two-way VHF/UHF radios that do not comply with the FCC’s rules. Such devices are used primarily for short-distance,
two-way voice communications and are frequently imported into the United States. These radios must be authorized by the FCC prior to being imported, advertised, sold, or operated in the United States.
1Many of these radios violate one or more FCC technical requirements. For example, some can bemodified to transmit on public safety and other land mobile channels for which they are not authorized, while others are capable of prohibited wideband operations.
2Such radios are illegal, and many have the potential to negatively affect public safety, aviation, and other operations by Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as private users. Because these devices must be, but have not been, authorized by the FCC, the devices may not be imported into the United States, retailers may not advertise or sell them, and no one may use them. Rather, these devices may only be imported, advertised, sold, or used only if the FCC first has approved them under its equipment authorization process (or unless the devices operate exclusively on frequencies reserved for amateur licensees or they are intended for use exclusively by the federal government). Moreover, with only very limited exceptions, after being authorized, the devices may not be modified. Anyone importing, advertising or selling such noncompliant devices should stop…”
Read More: FCC Enforcement Advisory DA 18-980 PDF
“Two way VHF/UHF radios may not be imported, advertised, or sold in the United States unless they comply with the commission’s rules”.
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