Tuesday, June 13, 2023

California Ham Fined $24,000 for QRM

A ham in California has been hit with a $24,000 fine by the FCC for alleged interference with a net on 75 meters and failure to identify his station. 

The ARRL Letter reports that Philip J. Beaudet, N6PJB, of Burney, California, was cited for "willfully and repeatedly interfering with the radio communications of the Western Amateur Radio Friendship Association (WARFA) while it was attempting to hold a regularly scheduled net, and for failing to provide station identification on amateur radio frequencies." According to the report, FCC field agents monitored the transmission of recordings that caused interference and tracked the signals to Beaudet's home station.