Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Unlicensed 2-way Radio Users Take Notice!

The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona was fined by the FCC after a complaint from a General Mobile Radio Service licensee that a business was operating a repeater on 462/467.6125 MHz, a frequency allocated for use within the Family Radio Service.

After a little research by the FCC, the Westin acknowledged that they were operating on unlicensed frequencies. The Commission issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) for $16,000 for the four repeater pairs that were not licensed and not allocated for commercial use. FCC rules are very clear on the use of GMRS and FRS frequencies.  Additional information is available on the FCC web site at

If you think you may not be operating your 2-way radio system in compliance with applicable FCC rules, give us a call at 205.854.2611. We'll give you the straight story at no cost or obligation.

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