$17K Fine for NY Amateur

Benn Kobb

"Because amateur radio frequencies are shared, amateur radio licensees may not monopolize any frequency for their exclusive use. Deliberate interference undermines the utility of the Amateur Radio Service by preventing communications among licensed users that comply with the Commission’s rules.

"Harold Guretzky, an amateur radio licensee, was previously warned regarding deliberate interference in writing by the Enforcement Bureau but continued interfering with other amateur radio licensees’ radio communications. Given his history as a repeat offender, this violation warrants a significant penalty. Therefore, we propose a penalty of $17,000 against Guretzky for causing intentional interference on amateur radio frequencies."