FCC says no to requiring radio transmitters to be registered like firearms.
The FCC has denied a petition by Dale Reich to require all purchases of radio transmitters to be recorded and logged. In the same petition Reich asked that the FCC require registration tags to show that there is proof of a license to use equipment.
In it's order, the FCC relies heavily on the comments filed by REC as well as a joint opposition led by CompUSA.
FCC says no to reinstating dismissed LPFM applications.
REC received a letter today from Audio Bureau chief Peter Doyle denying both a petition for reconsideration filed by REC Networks and other LPFM stakeholders and an Emergency Motion filed solely by REC Networks.
The Petition for Reconsideration was filed one week after the "St. Patrick's Day Massacre" when the FCC dismissed hundreds of LPFM applications in March, 2003. In our timely filed Petition for Reconsideration, REC stated that the issue around third- adjacent channel protection was still an open issue pending the outcome of the MITRE study and any subsequent Congressional action.