Tag: New York

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #958

This Week in Amateur Radio #958 Week of July 8, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR958 Running Time: 1:12:49 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #958 with a release and air date of, July 08, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Rich Lawrence, […]

13 Colonies Special Event Returns July 1-7

The ninth annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place July 1-7, with activity starting at 1300 UTC on July 1 and continuing until 0400 on July 7 (the evening of July 6 in US time zones). Participating stations try to contact all 13 Colony Stations plus two Bonus Stations — a clean sweep, a […]

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, […]

Hams Upset, as New Hotel Owner Wants Repeater Antennas Removed from Roof

A controversy has erupted on New York’s Long Island, where the owner of the Islandia Marriott — soon to become a casino — wants two Amateur Radio repeaters and antennas removed from the roof of the hotel that’s been their home for nearly 30 years. Town of Babylon ARES Emergency Coordinator and RACES Radio Officer […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #931 / 932

Edition # 931 / 932 – Release date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #932 with a release and air date of Saturday, Saturday, January 7, 2017. This week’s edition […]

FCC Affirms Penalty for Unlicensed Amateur Operation, Making False Distress Call

The FCC has affirmed a $23,000 penalty against Daniel Delise of Astoria, New York, for operating without an Amateur Radio license on 147.96 MHz and for transmitting a false officer-in-distress call on a New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio channel. The FCC’s December 5 Forfeiture Order follows its August 31 Notice of Apparent Liability […]

NY ham radio enthusiast searches for balloons & tracker that circumnavigated globe (New Hampshire)

There are many mysteries and secrets in the town’s high hills, including most recently the whereabouts of two silver mylar balloons and the homemade electronic tracker they carried around the world. Mike Hojnowski, an amateur radio enthusiast and systems engineer at Cornell University, launched the balloons and tracker at 12:58 p.m. Oct. 19 from Rhodes […]

Cops Catch Police-Impersonating Robbers And Suspect Who Yodeled, Made Death Threats On Police Radio

For most of September, police have been on the lookout for two men who were impersonating police officers to pull over drivers and rob them. And in August, in a seemingly unrelated case, the NYPD began searching for someone who was yodeling and making prank calls and death threats over their radio frequency. Today investigators […]

via the ARRL: ARRL CEO Urges New York City-Area Hams to Join Him as Marathon Volunteer

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF — a New York City Marathon volunteer since 1981 — is urging radio amateurs in the New York metropolitan area to join him on the race course this fall to, as he put it, “participate in one of the world’s most important public service events.” On Sunday, November 6, Amateur […]

via the ARRL: FCC Proposes Substantial Fine for Unlicensed Amateur Operation, False Police Call

A New York City man faces a fine of $23,000 for operating on Amateur Radio frequencies without a license and for transmitting a false officer-in-distress call on a New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio channel. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) on August 31 to Daniel Delise of Astoria. […]

Threats Over Police Radios Have Officers and Scanner Buffs on the Case (New York)

A male voice came over the police radio, speaking in standard departmental jargon as he asked to be patched through to the duty captain in the Midtown South Precinct in Manhattan on July 30. The captain responded. “South captain, remember how you put me in jail?” the man on the radio asked. “I am out […]

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