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Interference Complaints

The Spectrum Enforcement Division, in conjunction with the Regional and Field Offices, is responsible for responding to complaints of broadcast station interference that involve violations of the Communications Act, and/or the Commission's rules, orders and station authorizations.

Broadcast stations that believe that they are experiencing interference from other stations and that such interference is the result of Commission rule, order or station authorization violations, may submit their complaints to: Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Spectrum Enforcement Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.

Complaints must be in writing and must include as much of the following information as possible: (1) the call sign and address of the station experiencing the interference, (2) the telephone number of a contact person for the station, (3) the frequency on which the complaining station operates; (4) a detailed description of the nature of the interference, including the duration and frequency of the occurrence of interference; (5) the call sign and address of the station believed to be the source of the interference; (6) the frequency on which the alleged interfering station operates; (7) the provision of the Communications Act, Commission rule, order or station authorization believed to have been violated by the alleged source of the interference, and (8) any documentation supporting the alleged existence and cause of the interference. 


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