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FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jammer:

from The ARRL Letter on April 20, 2017
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FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jammer:

The FCC has proposed imposing a fine of more than $400,000 on a Queens, New York, man who has admitted making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio frequencies, maliciously interfering with NYPD officers' communications. Jay Peralta, 20, is alleged to have transmitted false bomb threats, false claims of criminal activities involving firearms, false distress calls from purported NYPD officers, and threats against individual NYPD officers. The unauthorized transmissions began a year ago, according to the FCC.

"Through his actions, as he described them to the NYPD, Mr. Peralta has demonstrated not only a deliberate disregard of the Commission's authority and rules, but of the safety of NYPD officers and the public that they are called to serve and protect," the FCC said in a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-35A1.pdf), issued on April 14. "Commission action in this context is therefore essential to safeguard authorized operations on spectrum licensed for public safety uses, and, accordingly, a substantial penalty appears warranted."

The FCC said the NAL addresses nine unauthorized and interfering transmissions that Peralta has admitted to the NYPD that he made on its radio system. According to the FCC, Peralta's unauthorized transmissions included false bomb threats, false claims of criminal activities involving firearms, false distress calls from purported NYPD officers, and threats against individual NYPD officers.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that with the NAL, the FCC is making it "abundantly clear that it will not tolerate unauthorized and illegal use of the radio spectrum." The entire Commission now must sign off on such proposed fines, and Pai said he was grateful to his fellow FCC members for "agreeing to act swiftly and strongly" in the matter. "This may not be a typical pirate radio case in which an unauthorized operator inflicts damage on a radio broadcaster that is operating with a valid FCC license," Pai said, "but it does involve unauthorized interference to critical public safety communications systems."

Peralta was arrested last fall, along with two other men suspected of committing several robberies. According to news accounts, police found a cache of scanners and radios in one of the suspects' homes. Read more http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-proposes-levying-huge-fine-on-new-york-police-radio-jammer.

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The ARRL Letter

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FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jamm  
by AB3MO on April 21, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Professional, amateur, or public safety utilization and operation of radio equipment is a privilege. I would like to see an FCC levied penalty STICK hard enough to send THE MESSAGE to both perpetrators and would-be miscreants!
 
FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jamm  
by NY7Q on April 22, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I would like to see the FCC actually collect it for once. Several NAL still uncollected out there in la la land
 
FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jamm  
by W0MRB on April 22, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Good Luck FCC On Collecting This Big Fine!! Perp Will Ignore It And You The FCC Will Waste Tax Payer Dollars Threatening Him.Put His Butt In Jail!! Take Everything He Owns And That Just Might Make a Difference.
 
RE: FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio  
by W7ASA on April 22, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Repeated bomb threats :'prison. This is not merely some infraction of radio regulations;
It's a premeditated and repeated crime.
 
RE: FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio  
by KB8ASO on April 26, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
" Take Everything He Owns And That Just Might Make a Difference."

Not useful. What could a 20 year old have that is worth any real money approaching the value of the proposed fine??? Dirtbag likely lives in his parents house.
 
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