I got this from the CQ newsroom.....
"FCC amateur radio enforcement chief Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, has
announced that he will retire from the Commission in early January.
Hollingsworth has been in charge of FCC amateur rules enforcement since 1998
and has held the title of Special Counsel for Amateur Radio since 1999. He
has spearheaded nearly a decade of revitalized FCC enforcement activities on
the ham bands, after some 15 years of "benign neglect" by the Commission.
Hollingsworth assured CQ that the FCC's active enforcement of amateur radio
rules will continue even after his retirement.
Hollingsworth is a native of South Carolina and holds a Master's degree in
political science from the University of South Carolina as well as a law
degree from Wake Forest University Law School. Prior to taking the reins of
amateur radio rules enforcement, Hollingsworth served in several other FCC
positions, including Deputy Chief of Licensing and Assistant Chief of the
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. He works out of the FCC's Gettysburg,
That's not good news, as Riley has (IMHO) done a really fine job in that
position, and the FCC will be hard-pressed to find anyone to fill his shoes
half as well.....
73, Jerry K3BZ
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