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Kansas ham fined $10,000
« on: December 07, 2012, 10:44:16 AM »
Kansas Ham Issued $10,000 Fine for Operation of Unlicensed Broadcast Station

http://www.arrl.org/news/kansas-ham-issued-10-000-fine-for-operation-of-unlicensed-broadcast-station

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Re: Kansas ham fined $10,000
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 11:29:00 AM »

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Re: Kansas ham fined $10,000
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 02:48:48 PM »
Ouch I know I could never pay that amount in that time frame.

Then again I also know better than to be that dumb.  >:D

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Re: Kansas ham fined $10,000
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 05:15:59 PM »
What the article doesn't talk about is what was the dumba$$ broadcasting in the FM band and why.

I've never understood people like that, or the guy that got busted for, among other things using a 3KW transmitter.  I mean, the 2:1 power difference from 1,5KW had to have been expensive but buys you less than half an S-unit and gets you in trouble.

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Re: Kansas ham fined $10,000
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 07:23:35 PM »
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the guy that got busted for, among other things using a 3KW transmitter.

I wonder how they could possibly find that out..? Probably opened his mouth or did something else. And I think anything above 25W is excessive...  ::)

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Re: Kansas ham fined $10,000
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 11:14:19 PM »
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the guy that got busted for, among other things using a 3KW transmitter.

I wonder how they could possibly find that out..? Probably opened his mouth or did something else. And I think anything above 25W is excessive...  ::)

Gil.
If I recall the story, he was committing all kinds of violations and when they finally tracked him down they found he was using a 3KW amp and added that to the charges.

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 11:23:47 PM »
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The FCC found sufficient evidence to establish that Rubash violated Section 301 of the Communications Act. Additionally, ?because Rubash is a licensed Extra class amateur operator, he presumably was aware (or should have been aware) that operation of the radio transmitter required a license. The foregoing facts indicate that Rubash consciously operated and/or otherwise was involved in the general conduct or management of the unauthorized station.

With great power comes great responsibility, and even greater penalties apparently.   

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Re: Kansas ham fined $10,000
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012, 01:58:32 PM »
Couldn't have happened to a more deserving jerk. Maybe the FCC will pull his amateur license too!

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