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.
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