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Interfering With Other Operators Dogs Pennsylvania Ham

Enforcement Bureau upholds $11,500 fine for Brian Crow

The FCC fined a ham radio operator $11,500 for intentionally interfering with other amateur radio licensees.

The agency said in its decision that it warned Brian Crow not to interfere with other amateur operators but he did so anyway. “The fact that Mr. Crow would ignore the commission’s warning demonstrates a deliberate disregard for the commission’s authority and its rules, warranting a significant penalty,” wrote the Enforcement Bureau’s G. Michael Moffitt.

Crow holds a ham license for station K3VR in North Huntingdon, Pa.

The penalty against Crow has escalated from a proposed fine to a Forfeiture Order because he hasn’t responded to the bureau’s Notice of Apparent Liability, according to the agency.

The bureau affirmed the fine this week; Crow has 30 days to pay.