FCC Cites Massachusetts High School for Unlicensed Operation
Friday, February 01, 2019 | Comments

Barnstable High School in Barnstable, Massachusetts, received a notice of unlicensed operation from the FCC that it was operating radio transmitting equipment without authorization. An FCC agent found the school was operating a Motorola Solutions XPR-8400 repeater on the LMR service (LMRS) frequency 463.375 MHz in Barnstable.

The agent also found the high school was operating Kenwood KPG-134D two-way radios programmed with multiple frequencies in the LMRS, family radio service (FRS) and general mobile radio service (GMRS).

The FCC said the town of Barnstable does not hold a license to operate any radio transmitting equipment on the LMRS frequencies 463.3750, 464.3250 or 468.3750 MHz. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the town holds, or is eligible to hold, a license to operate radio transmitting equipment on any GMRS frequency. Although an individual license is not required to operate radio transmitting equipment in the FRS, the radio transmitting equipment must be certificated for use in the FRS.

The FCC said the unlicensed operation must stop and the school has 10 days to respond. The full notice is here.

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On 2/6/19, Larry Shaefer said:
I have the same problem here in Houston with a school district operating a repeater on my auction-owned Part 22 frequency and refuses to quit.

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