The FCC issued an Enforcement Advisory dated June 5 noting the Bureau has observed a surge in websites advertising and selling drone Audio/Visual transmitters that are intentional radiators and are not authorized in accordance with the Commission’s rules. Access the Enforcement Advisory at: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-581A1.pdf The FCC also issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL)dated June 7 for a $2.8 million fine to Hobby King for marketing 65 models of non-compliant drone transmitters that operated in unauthorized frequency bands. See https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-351279A1.pdf
DRONE AUDIO/VIDEO TRANSMITTER ACCESSORIES MUST COMPLY WITH THE COMMISSION’S RULES TO BE MARKETED TO U.S. CUSTOMERS .
Advises retailers that because AV transmitters are intentional radiators, retailers may not advertise or sell them, and no one may use them, unless the FCC has approved such transmitters under its equipment authorization process. by Advisory. (DA No. 18-581). News Media Contact: .Will Wiquist at (202) 418-0509, email: Will.Wiquist@fcc.gov. EB. Contact: Jonathan Garvin at (202) 418-1130, email: Jonathan.Garvin@fcc.gov.. DA-18-581A1.doc DA-18-581A1.pdf DA-18-581A1.txt
FCC PROPOSES $2.8 MILLION FINE AGAINST HOBBYKING. by News Release. News Media Contact: Will Wiquist at (202) 418-0509, email: Will.Wiquist@fcc.gov. EB. DOC-351279A1.docx DOC-351279A1.pdf DOC-351279A1.txt
Proposes a $2.8 million fine against HobbyKing for marketing noncompliant transmitters used to relay video from drones to amateur drone operators. The transmitters could apparently operate on unauthorized radio frequencies and power levels.. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: 2018-06-04 by NAL. (FCC No. 18-71). EB. Contact: Jonathan Garvin. FCC-18-71A1.doc FCC-18-71A1.pdf FCC-18-71A1.txt