FCC Affirms Huge Fine in New York Interference Case

The FCC has affirmed a huge fine of more than $400,000 on Jay Peralta, of Queens, New York Peralta <sic> has admitted to making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio frequencies, maliciously interfering with officers’ communications….


FCC – New Personal Radio (Part 95) Rules Take Effect Tomorrow

CBers and FRS users rejoyce! The FCC’s rewrite of its rules for the Part 95 Personal Radio Services takes effect tomorrow, September 28, 2017. Major changes include removing the 155-mile distance limit on CB contacts (yes folks, there was a…

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FCC Crackdown on Pirates

FCC Crackdown on Pirate Broadcasters Targets at Least One More Amateur Licensee A recent flurry of FCC Enforcement Bureau correspondence to alleged unlicensed broadcasters has targeted at least one more radio amateur — this time in the Greater New York…


FCC nails man for intentional interference

FCC catches a moron intentionally interfering with public safety radio channels The FCC has issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NUO) to a Texas man for causing interference to a VHF public safety communications system in Dallas County. The FCC…


FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jammer

FCC says jamming police communications is a no-no — a big no-no The FCC has proposed imposing a fine of more than $400,000 on a Queens, New York, man who has admitted making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police…


New FCC Chairman

New FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, Offers Praise for H.R. 555, Other Telecoms Bills Newly designated FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (see below) praised the House action on H.R. 555 and other telecommunications-related legislation that cleared the chamber on Monday. “I want…

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New Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill

New “Amateur Radio Parity Act” Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives H.R. 555 — a new “Amateur Radio Parity Act” bill — has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill’s language is identical to that of…


FCC Dismisses Two Petitions from Radio Amateurs

FCC says ‘no’ to granting Novice and Advanced licensees higher privileges. The FCC has turned down two petitions filed in 2016, each seeking similar changes in the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. James Edwin Whedbee, N0ECN, of Gladstone, Missouri, had asked…