Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FCC Proposes $8k Fine Against Ohio Ham

The FCC says a Cincinnati amateur should pay an $8000 fine for allegedly causing malicious interference on a number of repeaters and failure to properly identify his station.

 The ARRL Letter reports that the FCC's Notice of Apparent Liability says Daniel Hicks, KB8UYZ, at one point volunteered to help track down the source of the repeater interference, even though, according to the Commission, he was the one responsible for it. The FCC also alleged that Hicks used the call sign of a different local station in the course of his interfering transmissions.