Retailer Cited for Marketing Illegal Transmitters

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ordered a Washington-based online retailer to cease the marketing and sale of unauthorized radio frequency devices.

According to a Citation and Order issued in November 2016, the Commission’s Enforcement Bureau received complaints alleging the HobbyKing USA marketed RF transmitters and receivers that had not received prior authorization from the FCC. The complaints focused on several models of Orange RX-brand transmitters. The Enforcement Bureau sent the company a Letter of Inquiry (LoI) in January 2016, requesting documentation on the alleged illegal sale of these devices.

In response to the LoI, the company owner provided the FCC with the requested information, and informed the FCC that the company “no longer stocks these devices in the United States.” However, the FCC determined that the company was in violation of its rules and issued the Citation. HobbyKing has until mid-December to respond.

Read the complete text of the Commission’s Citation and Order against HobbyKing.

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