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« on: October 23, 2007, 03:48:15 PM »

The thread on the carrier only signals got me thinking.  What are you supposed to do when you track a signal to something like a TV, or a power box, or whatever?  Say for example a TV.  Are you supposed to tell the person never to watch TV until he gets a new set?  Are you supposed to find it, tell them not to use it, and leave?  Or do you do something to help them fix the problem?  Most people aren't going to understand what is going on or why their electronics are acting this way, so what do you do?
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 03:53:37 PM »

Tell the AFRCC and they will contact FCC if necessary to work on the problem and tell the guy with the TV whatever the AFRCC tells you to say.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 03:59:40 PM »

But with the cross-agency part of it would AFRCC be able to give us an answer that quickly?  Especially if it's a late night mission as a lot of them are.
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1st Lt Ricky Walsh, CAP
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 04:34:15 PM »

It will still be the AFRCC's call on what to tell them.  In any case, AFRCC doesn't have any authority to tell them to turn off their tv or pizza oven anyway -- it is the FCC's responsibility to fix those problems. 
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Eclipse
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 06:27:15 PM »

-- it is the FCC's responsibility to fix those problems. 

And they take these situations very seriously, whether its an illegal cellular repeater or a gray-market television, odds are someone will be knocking on the door the next day.
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Larry Mangum
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 11:20:06 AM »

In the previous thread, I mentioned that we had chased the signal to a Jumbotron at a state fair.  The FCC joined us in tracking the signal down at the fair ground and once we determined its origin we worked with the Vendor to eliminate the problem. When a solution could not be found, the FCC representative informed them they could either turn it off or go to jail and face a 10,000 dollar fine, their choice. They chose to turn it off.  They where going to fly someone in to work on it the next day, but that did not happen as the next day was September 11, 2001.
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