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Commissionís Pirate Crackdown Continues
« on: July 08, 2017, 0050 UTC »
If you operate an FM pirate in the US, I'd be taking a lot of extra caution at this point. It remains to be seen what the impact on HF pirating might be. My gut tells me that the uptick in enforcement is the result of a backlog of complaints from commercial broadcasters to a much more commercial-radio friendly FCC. I'd like to think this won't trickle down to HF hobby broadcasters, but something to keep an eye on...

It seems weíve been reporting more about the FCC taking aim at illegal broadcasters under new Chairman Ajit Pai, especially the past few weeks. Thursday, another flurry of pirates were notified they had 10 days to end their operation and respond to the FCC to explain what they were doing operating radio stations without a government license.

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