FCC Issues Violation Notice to Emergency Radio Beacon Owner in Virginia
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Comments

The FCC issued a notice of violation to Dan Blancho, owner of an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) in Norfolk, Virginia.

The FCC’s Columbia, Maryland, field office received a telephone call from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, Virginia, requesting assistance in locating interference to safety and distress frequency 406 MHz. On Sept. 7, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau’s Columbia Office used direction-finding techniques to locate an active EPIRB operating on both 121.5 MHz and 406.025 MHz in Chesapeake, Virginia, and observed violations of FCC rules. The beacon was not registered and was used without any actual emergency conditions.

Blancho must submit a written statement to the commission. The full notice is here.

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