Kurt Vonnegut notwithstanding, a ham that lives less than 1 mile from me had his license taken in 2008 after it was proven that he was operating on a frequency above CB channel 40 and below the beginning of the 10 meter band. I heard and saw that one happen. So did a good share of the local amateur radio comunnity. As for Vonnegut, I suggest getting an anthology of his short stories called Welcome to the Monkey House. For an absolutely hilarious story making fun of the the US government and government projects in general, look in that book and read "The Big Space F***".