Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WB4JHS, Oct 9, 2019.
See post #105.
This may lend some insight into the ability of the FCC to conduct effective enforcement and collect penalties.
'The FCC Has Fined Robocallers $208 Million. It’s Collected $6,790'
. " An FCC spokesman said his agency lacks the authority to enforce the forfeiture orders it issues and has passed all unpaid penalties to the Justice Department..."
That's no different then how local law enforcement works. If a cop gives you a speeding ticket, you get a notice to pay or go to court. If you refuse to pay, only the DA's office can prosecute you for the violation, not the Police Department...
DOJ is the problem, not the FCC when it comes to collecting...
Unless they are interfering with government or broadcast transmissions... nothing will be done. Feel free to have a QSO on top of them if you wish.. otherwise spin the VFO and move on. They've been there for at least the 30+ years I've been a ham.
That is generally true. There was a time, and it may still exist in some local jurisdictions, where traffic offenses were heard in a municipal court and there was no prosecutor (DA) and the police officer presented the case on his own. I have been retired for many years now so not familiar with the current scene or all of the jurisdictions in the country.