• FCC Enforcement Against Unauthorized Handheld Radios
  • August 10, 2018 | Author: Gregory E. Kunkle
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The FCC released a Citation and Order last week notifying Amcrest Industries, LLC d/b/a Baofengradio.us that it is marketing an unauthorized RF device in violation of the Communications Act and the FCC’s rules. The FCC Enforcement Bureau’s Spectrum Enforcement Division received a complaint in 2013 alleging that a Baofeng radio was capable of operating at power levels above those specified in its FCC Equipment Authorization. Amcrest, an authorized dealer of Baofeng radios, ceased marketing three of Baofeng’s radios but failed to remove them from its website until February of 2018. The Citation directs Amcrest to confirm in writing that it has ceased marketing of the Baofeng radio in question and remove all references to it from its website until the device is brought into compliance with the Commission’s rules.