FCC Proposes $17,000 Fine for Suburban NYC Repeater Jammer

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KS2G, Oct 4, 2019.

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  1. W8AAZ

    W8AAZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ham radio jamming does not have much impact on public safety, it has no effect on the general public and there is no impact on profitable enterprises(broadcasters, etc) that have lots of money to scream about pirates, so what is the motivation for FCC to do anything anymore? Just like RFI from noncompliant devices, it affects hams and maybe AM broadcasters a little bit outside their main coverage areas. FCC should change their name to Spectrum Sales Bureau. Notice how they walked away completely from 26-28 MHz.
     
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  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    The days of the wild west on the bands are over.

    The new VM program sets hundreds of helpful ears that will facilitate speedy prosecution of offenders by the FCC for violations on the ham bands. The FCC, with its limited resources, can devote the effort to nailing violations rather than searching for them. Its not 'radio cops' for the VM's... just ears.

    BUT--

    More importantly, the VM program, will point out excellence in radio PRACTICE, and in doing so NAME NAMES:)

    Be friendly; be legal; enjoy yourself and others. That's the NEW (what's old is new) paradigm for operating.

    Look at VM's as the OTA analogy to VEC's.

    73
    Chip W1YW

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    P.S> Here is Harold with his plane in the driveway....where there shouldn't be a plane in the driveway.

    Not a good way to avoid hangar fees...

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here's the Guretzky plane going 'airborne'. Clearly in some instances, IMO, Harold had a disconnect of what is socially acceptable versus his view of what it should be (i.e. airplane in driveway; jamming repeater).

    Guys if your'e getting past a messy divorce, please don't take your spleen onto the ham bands, or jam them.

    73
    Chip W1YW

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  4. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Its a thin blue line. If you don't enforce it you will see terrorists, drug dealers, foreign fisherman, ride-app drivers, gangs, and an infinite variety of other flotsam squatting on the ham bands. That's why enforcement is needed, and made very public.
     
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  5. N8AFT

    N8AFT Subscriber QRZ Page

    SO HAPPY TO READ THAT THE FCC WILL PUT THE BITE ON THE SCOFLAWS, FINALLY!
     
  6. N0TZU

    N0TZU Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Do you have personal knowledge of the situation?
     
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  7. N9CM

    N9CM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Begs the question how did he get that plane into his driveway? Land on the street? LOL
     
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  8. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    All the information I mention is public. Go look it up. Some of it was on the local (NY) TV news fer goodness sake! Yes, even the divorce issue is very public. Again, go look.

    • Parking a plane in your driveway in Oceanside NY is clearly not socially acceptable.

    • Jamming the local repeater is not socially acceptable. (Jamming interferes with a social activity...ergo....)

    Perhaps you disagree about keeping antisocial activity off the ham bands? What's your beef?
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2019
  9. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    ham nazi just changed their shirts from Brown to blue, Nothing to see here....
     
  10. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sad story... there must be some other things going on, but,...........

    Here is a paragraph from the news story';

    "...Last fall, Guretzky was served with violation notices by the town, a $2,500 summons and several tickets for not having a permit to park the plane on his property..."

    They cite him for "not having a permit to park the plane on his property"...

    does that mean there actually is a process for permitting the aircraft parking?

    If Yes, then He appears guilty of the violation, however,(Playing the Devils Advocate here), if no permit process exists,
    how can someone be cited for not having an unobtainable permit?
     
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