[RFI] FCC Complaint Filing

Sean Waite waisean at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 15:25:22 EST 2019

We have a lot of police and public safety on frequencies in the 150MHz
range around here - if you can hear it up a little above 2m it may be worth
mentioning that on any FCC filing. Interference with police band is likely
to get a little more attention than interference with an amateur station.

Sean WA1TE

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 2:45 PM Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:

> If this neighbor is honestly really not going to co-operate.
> And you don't care if he remains neighborly, Try hitting him with this.
> Nicely say I have been nice trying to work with you on this issue. The
> fix is relatively inexpensive. But you don't seem to care.
> So it leaves me no other option to get the FCC involved. And I will
> start to make a LOG starting today showing your interference to a
> Federally licensed station.
> I hope your pretty lights are worth this much to you, and hand him what
> the penalties are for causing this interference.
> I found a summary, but probably find the actual real item to give to
> him.  but...
> The Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the *FCC's* Rules
> authorize a base *fine* of $7,000 for each day an entity causes
> *interference* to *authorized stations*.Oct 17, 2019
> Tell him this is 7 thousand dollars for each and every day you continue
> to interfere with my federally licensed station.
> 1 week? Thats 49 Thousand dollars for each week. Are those lights that
> important to you?
> Joe WB9SBD
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> On 11/22/2019 11:20 AM, KD7JYK DM09 wrote:
> > "Thus the reason for the FCC complaint as I see no other recourse."
> >
> > Generally speaking, having worked with numerous agencies, at various
> > levels, for many years, I highly suggest a "Formal" complaint to
> > start.  You will get a written verification, with a case number that
> > will be followed up upon, will pop up within the system at regular
> > intervals, not be closed until you inform them to do so after complete
> > resolution, and may even be audited (this is a good thing, for you, if
> > there are problems within the agency).  I have done this many times,
> > with excellent results, it's how the system works.
> >
> >
> > "Informal" typically equates to, forgotten as soon as the phone is
> > hung up, or tossed in the round file, if even noted, the idea being,
> > if you aren't serious, they certainly won't be, which usually means,
> > little effort made, if any, will probably never be followed up on, or
> > thought of again, and not something that will be caught up in an
> > audits.  It's like, "Hey!  I got a problem! (Spend an hour describing
> > it, notes, photos, recordings, maybe tears in the eyes...)".  Response
> > from the almost always minimum wage, part time intern at the front
> > counter rarely concerned beyond when the next break, or paycheck is,
> > that picked up the phone on a slow day: "Huh.  Yeah.  OK."  I have
> > done this many times (the complaint part), never with any desired
> > result, it's how the system works.
> >
> > "I did again last night reach out to the ARRL for any possible
> > intervention"
> >
> > Again?  I thought the ARRL jumped on this stuff.
> >
> > FCC.  Good, get the ball rolling, formally, then, while that is
> > churning away, try more "diplomacy" through other routes.  If that
> > works in a few weeks, or months, great, and you can tell the FCC it's
> > been resolved.  If not, you're days, weeks, or months ahead of the
> > game for a formal action.
> >
> > Slowest, yet most affective method first to save time.  Good tactic!
> >
> > Please keep us posted on ARRL response.
> >
> > Kurt
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