Utility Issued Violation for Data Transmission on a Voice Frequency
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Comments

The FCC issued a notice of violation to New Jersey Natural Gas Co., licensee of private land mobile station WQOS285, operating at various locations in New Jersey including Rockaway, New Jersey.

The notice said that on Feb. 21 and 28, as well as June 20, in response to a complaint of harmful interference, an agent of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau’s New York Office investigated and found two violations.

The agent monitored the frequency 159.5925 MHz and observed that station WQOS285 did not transmit the assigned call sign. In addition, at the time of inspection, Natural Gas was transmitting data on the frequency 159.5925 MHz using a Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO transmitter. The license for station WQOS285 only authorizes voice (FXE) on the frequency 159.5925 MHz.

New Jersey Natural Gas must submit a written statement concerning this matter within 20 days of release of the notice. The notice is here.

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