I remember the drama that involved RR buying domain names then redirecting traffic to the RR site. I didn't agree but also felt (at the time) they were doing nothing "wrong". The domain names expired and they bought them...good business? Ethical? That's for the population to decide with their dollars.
I disagree, they clearly admitted fault and rectified it. PCI nor Rugged can control what frequency we are using. Anyone can purchase the programming software.
Read the following. It is taken straight out of the linked article.
5. In response to these complaints, the Spectrum Enforcement Division (Division) issued an initial letter of inquiry (LOI) to Rugged Radios on August 14, 2018.6 The LOI directed the company to state whether six radio frequency devices had been properly tested and certified under the Commission’s rules and whether they operated within the proper technical parameters of their respective certifications. The LOI also inquired whether the six models included the proper labels and user information disclosures. Rugged Radios provided incomplete, inconsistent, or inaccurate statements in its LOI response.7 Ultimately, the Division found it necessary to issue a series of further inquiries in order to obtain information needed to resolve the investigation.8 While Rugged Radios would repeatedly provide inaccurate information about the compliance of certain devices in succeeding responses,9 it ultimately corrected the inaccurate information in its final response.
t ultimately corrected the inaccurate information in its final response
Correct, but why the "repeatedly provide inaccurate information" if they were wanting to get everything straightened out.
I have absolutely no dog in this fight...but it just seems shady to me. If I ran a business that required I follow government mandated rules and regulations I would be dang sure I followed them. Especially when I was selling a product to consumers that could then get them in trouble with the government and they didn't even know they were doing something wrong.
One thing I have learned over the years. Government agencies usually do all their "homework" before they start sending out things like LOIs and Citations. They knew the answers to the questions they asked RR before they asked them. Now, I am not so ignorant to think that government agencies don't railroad some businesses and individuals at times, and maybe that is what RR thought was going on and they were playing along hoping the FCC would just "go away".
If PCI is doing something illegal, then they should be required to correct their business practices also.