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Baofeng Spanked (FCC complicit as well)

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#1 intermod

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 12:53 PM

"On March 14, 2013, the Enforcement Bureau’s Spectrum Enforcement Division (SED)
received a complaint alleging that Baofeng radio model UV-5R was capable of (1) transmitting on land
mobile frequencies using the equipment’s external controls and (2) operating at power levels above those
specified in its Equipment Authorization. On October 30, 2017, SED issued a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to
Amcrest, an authorized distributor of Baofeng radios, directing it to submit a sworn written response to a
series of questions relating to these allegations..."
 
While Boafeng has some issues, it took the FCC over four years to respond to the initial complaint.   WOW....obviously not a priority. 
 

https://docs.fcc.gov...A-18-801A1.docx


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 04:58 PM

>Baofeng spanked

 

Not exactly...Amcrest, Inc. (d.b.a.Baofengradio.us) was spanked.  They are ordered to cease selling the models of radios manufactured Baofeng specified in the report.  The citation "notifies Amcrest Industries, LLC d/b/a  Baofengradio.us (Amcrest or Company) that it is marketing an unauthorized RF device—a handheld two-way radio—in violation of Section 302 of the Communications Act, and Section 2.803 of the Commission’s rules."  The time delay is interesting though:

 

"On March 14, 2013, the Enforcement Bureau’s Spectrum Enforcement Division (SED) received a complaint alleging that Baofeng radio model UV-5R was capable of (1) transmitting on land mobile frequencies using the equipment’s external controls and (2) operating at power levels above those specified in its Equipment Authorization. On October 30, 2017, SED issued a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to Amcrest, an authorized distributor of Baofeng radios, directing it to submit a sworn written response to a series of questions relating to these allegations; follow-up LOIs were issued on January 12, 2018, and February 2, 2018. Amcrest timely responded to the inquiries on December 7, 2017, January 23, 2018, and February 4, 2018, respectively."

 

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https://docs.fcc.gov...DA-18-801A1.pdf


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 02:28 PM

You are more correct - Amcrest Inc. was actually cited.   







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