$2,800,000 fine for bogus “amateur radio” transmitters for drones
June 5, 2018, the FCC announced a $2.8 million fine against Hobby King for repeatedly selling mis-identified un-certified transmitters. The transmitters, mostly, were advertised for sending live video from unmanned aircraft back to the ground for viewing by the U.A.S. operator.
Hobby King misled website visitors into believing that these transmitters were compliant with FCC regulations for use by licensed Amateur Radio Operators. The transmitters did not even operate on frequencies which are available to licensed operators!
The FCC had looked into the matter and corresponded with Hobby King in the past. F.C.C. informed Hobby King that these devices were not compliant
and that they should immediately cease selling them. Well, you get warned, you keep doing something illegal, and eventually, it is going to cost you big-time !
The full F.C.C. Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) can be read here.
In case you would like to know who the money-hungry scoff-law is (without reading the whole FCC N.A.L. ….
“… this Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture shall be sent by first class mail and certified mail, return receipt requested, to Mr. Anthony Hand, Owner and Director, ABC Fulfillment Services LLC, via registered agent Davies Pearson, P.C.,P.O. Box 1657, 920 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98401-1657; and Mr. Anthony Hand, Owner and Director, Indubitably, Inc. via Corporation Service Company, Registered Agent, 2711 Centerville Rd., Suite 400, Wilmington, DE 19808-1645; and Rebecca Larson, Esq., Davies Pearson, P.C., attorney for ABC Fulfillment Services LLC and Indubitably, Inc., 920 Fawcett Avenue, P.O. Box 1657, Tacoma, Washington 98401-1657.”