Low Power Broadcast Radio Stations | FCC.gov

Fascinating. I don’t think I’ve ever done anything willfully and knowingly in my life.

Penalties for Operation Without A Permit or License

The Commission considers unauthorized broadcast operation to be a serious matter. Presently, the maximum penalty for operating an unlicensed or “pirate” broadcast station (one which is not permitted under Part 15 or is not a Carrier Current Station) is set at $10,000 for a single violation or a single day of operation, up to a total maximum amount of $75,000.

Adjustments may be made upwards or downwards depending on the circumstances involved. Equipment used for an unauthorized operation may also be confiscated. There are also criminal penalties (fine and/or imprisonment) for “willfully and knowingly” operating a radio station without a license. DON’T DO IT!

See recent Enforcement Bureau orders for unlicensed operations.

via Low Power Broadcast Radio Stations | FCC.gov.

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