Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Congressman Prods FCC Chair on QRM

Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
is going to bat for hams
and public safety officials.
(Courtesy Rep. King website)
New York Congressman Peter King has written to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging him to take enforcement action against a jammer "well-known to your Enforcement Bureau" who is allegedly responsible for ongoing interference problems on various repeaters in the New York City and Long Island area, as well as a prison frequency and an NBC radio network remote pickup frequency. 

The letter followed a meeting between King - a longtime supporter of amateur radio - and ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Liscenco, N2YBB and General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD. According to Liscenco, repeated requests through normal channels for enforcement action "have consistently fallen on deaf ears."