Without admitting any wrong-doing, Pilot Travel Centers will
pay the Federal Communications Commission $90,000 in a case involving radio
The FCC charged that Pilot was selling radio transmitting
equipment that was marketed as “amateur radios,” but that could easily be
easily modified into citizens band radios.
The federal agency requires certification of all CB
equipment and FCC officials said Pilot didn’t get that required clearance.
The FCC originally proposed a $125,000 fine.
Pilot says it’s $90,000 payment is a “voluntary
contribution” as opposed to payment of a fine.