Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WW1ME, Jul 15, 2021.
Seems hard to believe the FCC and ARRL haven't heard about it? I'm sure they're investigating now.
Several developing stories...
Cubans Used Homemade Radios to Avoid the Internet Shutdown. Now They Are Being Jammed Too.
Long History of Cuba Jamming Signals?
Jul 17, 2003 12:00 PM EDT
U.S. Accuses Cuba of Jamming
“Cuba’s jamming of satellite transmissions is illegal and interferes with the free and open flow of international communications… This action is illegal, represents a major threat to satellite communication and must be stopped,” Tomlinson said. Similarly, the BBG’s [BroadcastingBoard of Governors] nine-member board urged the FCC and the U.S. State Department to “lodge an appropriate formal protest against the government of Cuba for this unwarranted and wrongful interference.” “We are looking into the source of interference with these broadcasts and we will be taking up with the Cubans the question of whether or not this interference is coming from Cuba,” the State Department spokesman said.
CUBAN GOVT BLOCKS INTERNET — JAMS HAM RADIO FREQS
JOHN JACOB SCHMIDT — JULY 15, 2021
Cuban Govt Blocks Internet — Jams Ham Radio Freqs
by John Jacob Schmidt
Cuban Anti-Communist Unrest Results in Government Interdiction of (most) All Social Media
Facing some of the worst economic conditions in recent history, Cuban citizens have taken to the streets since this past weekend, protesting the communist regime’s policies and demanding economic relief, their freedom, and an end to communist rule.
In response, the Cuban government began implementing strict internet controls on Sunday, with special emphasis on social media platforms. According a Yahoo News Article, the government specifically targeted Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Telegram. This, according to Alp Toker, director of Netblocks, a London-based internet monitoring firm.
They have supported Winlink for the last 20 years so if it's so good how come it's not in use????
Do you think they're preparing an activation and a statement ...
...along with an application for their next million dollar Paycheck Protection Program 'No Repayment Required Loan' ????
If the jamming centered on W1AW frequencies, you'd surely hear the wailing from FN31pr.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr speaks to the situation in Cuba
Gov. Ron DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (Florida) and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr gave a news conference in Miami Thursday afternoon from Salazar's office.
The conference comes one day after DeSantis sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting federal assistance to “provide Internet access to the people of Cuba standing up against communist oppression and demanding a voice after decades of suffering under the yoke of a cruel dictatorship.”
"We are in an emergency situation where we need to get every single possible technology there," Carr said, to provide support for American businesses to deliver internet service to the Cuban people....
"The one thing that communist regimes fear the most is the truth," DeSantis said. "And if we're able to help Cubans communicate with one another, also communicate with the outside world, that truth is going to matter. That truth will be decisive."
We have the technical capability to do this & doing so would show strong support for their fight for freedom.
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) July 15, 2021
US Coast Guard Advisory Regarding People Who May be Considering Bringing Cubans to the USA on Personal Watercraft:
"People who violate U.S. immigration laws and illegally bring foreign nationals into the country, or who attempt to do so, may be subject to arrest, vessel forfeiture, civil and criminal fines up to $250,000 per day, and five years in prison."
SORRY but deal with Internet access, That post only sounds Political (not to be talked about QRZ) and does not address Ham Radio Jamming issues that "we" are asking about.
73 ES HAVE A FUN FILLED WEEKEND
"The U.S. government has, for decades, broadcast news to Cuba via TV and Radio Martí, and DeSantis said that history now argues for using the internet to provide a means for the Cuban people to speak to the world. DeSantis called on the President to act immediately, provide authorization and indemnifications and funding for private companies to provide internet access. He said such access could be key to finally bringing Democracy to Cuba."
As of now, I can't find a statement from the FCC regarding Cuba jamming the airwaves. Either they don't care, they're unaware, they can't prove it, they're leaving it to the State Department (most likely) or they're chiefly concerned with providing Internet access to Cubans.
Seems like the radio jamming isn't a major issue; probably because the FCC can't do anything about it. Maybe the ARRL VM Program will find a solution. You think?
NICE. you're dead on the spot. the ARRL only looks out for themselves. there to afraid to stand up to the FCC. if only we had more hams like you.