FCC hits California company with citation over illegal radios

Rugged Radios illegally marketed six radios that fell outside the scope of federal regulations, according to a bulletin.
A Rugged Radios transceiver that was at the center of an FCC probe over certification and authorized use. (Photo via Amazon, Graphic by The Desk)

The Federal Communications Commission cited a California company last month for marketing and selling six radios that ran afoul of federal regulations.

Rugged Radios of Arroyo Grande marketed four radios that allowed programmers to receive and transmit on frequencies that the FCC never authorized and another two radios sold that never received FCC approval at all, according to a public notice filed with the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau in November.

All of the radios in question were first offered for sale by Rugged Radios between 2014 and 2017, the FCC said.

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