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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act
Annual Report to Congress
January 24, 2024

Chris Smolinski
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Having seen the database with some 99 lines.
All of them mention FM frequency, except one N/A, not any AM (MW) frequency.

And several cases are on 87.9 or 87.7 MHz, below the lower limit of the FM broadcast band in the USA. So those cases are misplaced in the database prescribed by the PIRATE Act, and if any action against them is taken in the name of the PIRATE Act, it would be an abuse.

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The text of H.R.583 - PIRATE Act of 2020* indicates that it covers down to 87.7 MHz.

``(h) Definition of Pirate Radio Broadcasting.--In this section, the
term `pirate radio broadcasting' means the transmission of
communications on spectrum frequencies between 535 and 1705 kilohertz,
inclusive, or 87.7 and 108 megahertz, inclusive, without a license
issued by the Commission, but does not include unlicensed
operations in compliance with part 15 of title 47, Code of Federal


*As opposed to S.2237, The Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft and Expropriation (PIRATE) Act of 2004, which was aimed at curbing peer to peer music sharing.
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