Sunday, August 2, 2015

Enforcement: FCC Gets Tough With Michigan Ham

The FCC has affirmed a proposed $22,000 fine against Michael Guernsey, KZ8O, of Parchment, Michigan, for repeated instances of interfering with other amateurs and failing to identify. Guernsey had asked that the fine be reduced or eliminated due to economic hardship, but the Commission upheld the full fine, noting that complaints against him went back more than a decade and that he had ignored repeated written warnings.

In another enforcement action, the FCC has proposed fining David Tolassi, W4BHV, of Ringgold, Georgia, $1000 for repeatedly failing to identify his station.