The FCC has assessed a fine of $18,000 against Jerry Materne, KC5CSG, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, for allegedly causing interference on a local repeater and failing to properly identify his station. According to the FCC, one of its field agents observed Materne causing intentional interference by transmitting digital noise into an analog radio on the repeater's frequency, and failing to identify his transmissions.
Forfeiture Order specified that the fine was $7000 for causing interference, $1000
for failure to identify, and $10,000 for "repeated, intentional, and
egregious violations of the Commission's rules."