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October 26, 2012
News - The FCC and Open Source H…
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The FCC does do enforcement against Far East manufacturers. Most of its enforcement actions are against domestic companies. That will probably remain the case until Congress gives the FCC a CIA-level budget for an overseas clandestine service. Ask your Congressman to support that. The FCC does work closely with U.S. Customs and the Marshals Service at seizing unlawful radiofrequency things.
As far as fines go, it is more common that the FCC enters into consent decrees with the violating companies. You can read the list of equipment marketing enforcement actions here: http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/marketing/
As to what you are calling “Wide Spectrum / Impulse / Time Domain Radio”, it is known to most as ultrawideband (UWB). You imply that the FCC is somehow a problem with regard to this technnology. The FCC permits UWB (47 CFR 15.501-15.525) and products that use it are legally marketed in the U.S.
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