Tag: FCC

FCC Threatens ‘Lifetime Ban’ on Non-Compliant RF Equipment Suppliers

On May 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an Order and Consent Decree, imposing a steep fine and other penalties on a manufacturer and distributor of radio frequency (RF) devices that failed to comply with the FCC’s testing and authorization rules before marketing its product. The devices reportedly caused interference to radio transmissions, […]

FCC and OSHA Release Communications Tower Best Practices Guide

The FCC and OSHA have announced the release of a free publication, Communications Tower Best Practices Guide. While aimed more at those who tend commercial communication towers, the guide offers guidance applicable to the Amateur Radio community and contractors working on Amateur Radio antenna support structures. The FCC said the guide was a result of […]

FCC Issues Amateur Radio Licensee a Notice of Violation for Pirate Broadcasting

The FCC Enforcement Bureau has sent a California Amateur Radio licensee a Notice of Violation (NoV) alleging that he engaged in unlicensed — or “pirate” — radio broadcasting — on the FM band. The NoV to Lyle E. Hilden, KD6LUL, of Vista, was released on May 26. Depending on Hilden’s responses, the NoV could be […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #953

This Week in Amateur Radio #953 Week of June 3, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR953 Running Time: 1:04:32 This weeks program was produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. 1. Buildout of Nationwide First Responder Broadband Network Could Drive ARES Changes 2. FCC Issues Amateur Radio Licensee a Notice of Violation for Pirate Broadcasting 3. Aeronautical […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #952

This Week in Amateur Radio #952 Week of May 27, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR952 Running Time: 1:09:50 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #952 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 27, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, […]

Low-Power Broadcasting Proponent Nick Leggett, N3NL, SK

ARRL has learned that Nickolaus Leggett, N3NL, an early low-power FM (LPFM) broadcasting proponent, civil libertarian, and inveterate commenter in a variety of FCC proceedings over the years, died on April 26 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 72. Hardly any FCC petition or proceeding escaped his attention, and Leggett often was […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #951

This Week in Amateur Radio #951 Week of May 20, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR951 Running Time: 1:05:46 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #951 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 20, 2017. This weeks program was produced and edited by George […]

Glenn Baxter, ex-K1MAN, SK; Engaged in Protracted Enforcement Battle with FCC

Glenn Baxter, ex-K1MAN, of Belgrade, Maine, died on May 5. He was 75. In 2014, Baxter ultimately lost his battle to retain his Amateur Extra class license when the FCC dismissed his long-standing renewal application, citing an unpaid $10,000 forfeiture stemming from violations over a period extending back several years. The K1MAN call sign now […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #950

This Week in Amateur Radio #950 Week of May 13, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR950 Running Time: 1:03:14 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #950 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 13, 2017. This weeks program was produced and edited by George […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #949

This Week in Amateur Radio #949 Week of May 6, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR949 Running Time: 1:05:08 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #948 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 29, 2017. This weeks program was produced and edited by George […]

Important Notice — New MF and LF Bands are Not Yet Available to Use!

The new 630-meter and 2200-meter bands are not yet available for Amateur Radio use. The effective date of the recent FCC Report & Order (R&O) granting these allocations has not yet been determined, and until the start date has been set, it is not legal under an Amateur Radio license to transmit on either band. […]

FCC Personal Radio Service Revisions Will Affect GMRS, FRS, CB, Other Part 95 Devices

In a lengthy Report and Order (R&O) in a proceeding (WT Docket No. 10-119) dating back 7 years, the FCC has announced rule changes affecting the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), the Family Radio Service (FRS), the Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS or “CB”), as well as other applications that fall under the FCC’s Part […]

FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jammer

The FCC has proposed a fine of more than $400,000 on a Queens, New York, man who has admitted making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio frequencies, maliciously interfering with NYPD officers’ communications. Jay Peralta, 20, is alleged to have transmitted false bomb threats, false claims of criminal activities involving firearms, […]

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