Two Alleged Florida Pirates Receive Notices

A commercial and a residential property are accused of illegally broadcasting on 88.7 MHz

FCC Enforcement Bureau Region Two Regional Director Ronald D. Ramage has issued two separate notices of unlicensed operations, both of which were discovered in Florida.

Each have 10 days from the date of the notices (Aug. 9) to respond with evidence that they have authority to operate granted by the FCC.

First, Frances V. Chapman is listed as the property owner of a residence on Carver St. in Lake Worth, Fla., allegedly the source of radio signals on frequency 88.7 MHz. This was confirmed by agents from the Enforcement Bureau’s Miami office using direction finding techniques on June 21 and July 17, and no license is on record as issued for a broadcast station at that location or on that frequency in the area. Additionally, the field strength of the signal exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 microvolts per meter (µV/m) at three meters for nonlicensed devices, meaning it station is operating in violation of Section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934.

Another notice was sent to American College Express LLC of Hollywood, Fla., which is listed as owner of the Rodman St. commercial property that is allegedly the source of radio signals on frequency 88.7 MHz, as confirmed by Miami office agents on July 18. Again, no license was issued for this location on 88.7 MHz, and the field strength of the signal on frequency also exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 microvolts per meter (µV/m) at three meters for nonlicensed devices.

 



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