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ARRL: FCC proposing to shrink down Enforcement Bureau, Close Some Field Offices

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:11 pm
by NECRAT
FCC plans on shrinking down the size of the Enforcement Bureau, closing several field offices.

http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-enforcemen ... clnk&gl=us

Re: ARRL: FCC proposing to shrink down Enforcement Bureau, Close Some Field Offices

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:18 am
by kc8gpd
my suspicion is they will setup remote controlled SDR Based monitoring stations all around the USA likely on federally controlled buildings such as post offices and federal buildings in various cities and when a problem is detected on these remote monitoring stations the strike teams mentioned in the article will rush to the scene to do enforcement activities. it might work but my personal opinion is the amount of agents in the field now are overburdened as it is and technology cannot replace the needed human presence in this area of FCC enforcement and i think it may work in the short term but in the long term will prove to be a disaster for the enforcement bureau. time will only tell if i am right or not.

Re: ARRL: FCC proposing to shrink down Enforcement Bureau, Close Some Field Offices

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:18 am
by KPJL FM
They'll end up eliminating the EB offices, sans the main office in DC. Then, they'll require every station to submit (yet another) a report quarterly as to the state and makeup of the Public File and Children's Advertising requirements, along with Tower Lighting, EAS and Main Studio facility. With the report, each station will have to send a filing fee, roughly equal to what the EB has been collecting in NAL's for the last few years, plus increases for inflation. Few employees, no real estate, and same or more revenue. Modernization at its finest. :shock:

Re: ARRL: FCC proposing to shrink down Enforcement Bureau, Close Some Field Offices

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:37 am
by kc8gpd
i see a nice FIM-71 in my future test equipment line up for pennies on the dollar from a government auction ;-) i also see a future with pirates going crazy to the point of FM becoming CB.