ARRL Is Right

ARRL published an article, ARRL Calls for Timely, Visible, FCC Amateur Radio Enforcement , on April Fool’s Day.  Initially I was expecting it to be an April Fool’s joke, but it’s not.  I think ARRL is spot on.  Despite two recent cases that I can recall where amateurs relinquished their licenses or had significant fines imposed, FCC enforcement has been rather quiet since Riley Hollingsworth retired in 2009.  Remember who took his place?  I had to Google it to remember.  That’s not good.

Anthony, K3NG, is a regular contributor to

One Response to “ARRL Is Right”

  • Duane M Cook NL7X:

    I remember getting a OO yellow card when I was about 11. It was regarding an out of band harmonic. Friendly and pertinent advice was also included. Ran a converted Wards Airline receiver and a WRL Globe Scout.

    The FCC isn’t the only government agency that operates in the manner described. As A DAV, the VA is certainly one prime example. Good to see the ARRL doing a better job than the did in previous eras.
    Tnx es 73
    de NL7X

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