For all practical purposes, the FCC went out of the enforcement business after 1996, when the Field Operations Bureau (FOB) was disbanded, save for a certain tiny number of safety-of-life situations. This no doubt accounts for the flood of illegal and modified radio communications equipment which can be found at trucker/CB shops and at almost any flea market. Said equipment has been sold in the open for years now, with no fear of any enforcement action. With deer season in full swing, the local flea markets are overflowing with all types of radio communications equipment, capable of transmitting on any frequency. There's another thread about out-of-band (OOB) intruders operating both in and outside ham bands. OOB intruders can be found most commonly in the 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 mHz bands. Prior to 1996, the FOB aggressively hunted down and identified OOB intruders. All OOB intruder enforcement ceased in 1996, which is why OOB intruders are very common and are growing in numbers. Hams dream about a miraculous resurrection of FOB. Truth is it ain't never gonna happen.