OH, officials passed a measure Aug. 26 to help local enforcement
of the FCC's Part 95 CB radio rules. The city's law will give
prosecutors a tool to fight those not following FCC rules.
city ordinance, CB radio users operating on what's termed as an
unlawful frequency or using excessively powerful equipment could
be cited for a misdemeanor, with a maximum penalty of six months
in jail and a $1,000 fine. Ham radio operators are exempted because
the city says they are trained, licensed and regulated differently
under federal law.
The FCC believes
Lancaster is the first municipality to enact such a far-reaching
ordinance to regulate CB radio within the city limits.