Spurious Emissions Draw FCC Fine For CA Translator
July 17, 2009 at 11:24 AM (PT)
PLAYA DEL SOL BROADCASTERS gets fined $4,000 by the FCC because its FM translator K238AK/PALM DESERT, CA interfered with a aviation frequency in nearby INDIAN WELLS. The Commission's rules require emissions appearing outside the assigned channel greater than 600 kHz from the center frequency have a minimum attenuation below the unmodulated carrier of 60 dB; signals from K238AK, co-located with the licensee's Top 40 KRCK/MECCA-INDIO-PALM SPRINGS, were found not only on the assigned 95.5 FM but with spurious emissions on 109.5 MHz, 122.2 MHz, and 136.1 MHz.
In another FCC fine case, ALBINO ORTEGA AND MARIA JUAREZ were hit with a $500 fine for tower fencing violations at Regional Mexican KIGO-A (RADIO FIESTA)/SAINT ANTHONY, IDAHO, reduced from $7,000 for inability to pay.