Michigan Ham Agrees to HF Suspension; Ohio Ham Faces Hearing

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    From the ARRL Letter...



    The FCC says Amateur Extra licensee Michael E. Guernsey, ND8V, of Kalamazoo,
    Michigan, has agreed to a nine-month suspension of his HF privileges,
    starting January 1. FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley
    Hollingsworth said that if Guernsey does not violate FCC rules or the
    license modification agreement, the FCC will clear his file of past
    complaints in any future enforcement action against his license.


    The action came in the wake of allegations that the licensee had caused
    deliberate interference on 20 meters "particularly communications of
    Hispanic operators and truckers when you perceived them to have an
    improperly 'wide' SSB signal or a signal which in your opinion exhibited
    excessive microphone gain," Hollingsworth said. The FCC also cited
    allegations that the licensee may have used profanity and obscenity on the
    air, that he may not have identified by call sign, and that he might have
    deliberately interfered with communications on the Maritime Mobile Service
    Net.



    Meanwhile, the FCC has told General licensee Jeffrey J. Pipenur, WA8IKW, of
    Vandalia, Ohio, that it's poised to designate his station license for a
    revocation or renewal hearing and his operator's license for suspension. The
    FCC cited monitoring information and "complaints before the Commission"
    alleging that Pipenur "deliberately interfered" with other amateur
    communications on 75 meters. Further such complaints could lead to a
    hearing, Hollingsworth told Pipenur. Last March 1, after considering
    Pipenur's response to earlier FCC allegations of "deliberate interference,
    poor Amateur practice, and operation contrary to" FCC rules, the FCC set
    aside his renewal grant and renewed his license for one year. In his
    response, the FCC said, Pipenur did not deny the activity, apologized, and
    consented to the short-term renewal.
     
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