Glenn Baxter, Ex-K1MAN, SK; Engaged In Protracted Enforcement Battle:
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May 18, 2017
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Glenn Baxter, EX-K1MAN, SK; Engaged In Protracted Enforcement Battle with FCC:
Glenn Baxter, ex-K1MAN, of Belgrade, Maine, died
on May 5. He was 75. In 2014, Baxter ultimately lost his battle to
retain his Amateur Extra class license when the FCC dismissed his
long-standing renewal application, citing an unpaid $10,000 forfeiture
stemming from violations over a period extending back several years.
"Anyone filing an application [who] is found to be delinquent in debt
owed to the FCC and who fails to pay the debt in full or make other
satisfactory arrangements in a timely manner will have their
application dismissed," the FCC said in a Notice of Dismissal appended
to Baxter's Universal Licensing System (ULS) file. "Because you have
failed to resolve this matter timely, your application is hereby
dismissed." Baxter had been licensed since 1956. The K1MAN call sign is
now held by an individual living in New York.
Over a period of decades, Baxter -- a licensed professional engineer in
Maine and Illinois -- ran afoul of the FCC stemming from complaints of
malicious interference resulting from his program-length AM
transmissions under the flag of his self-styled American Amateur Radio
Association. Baxter's transmissions included, news, interviews,
commentaries, and rebroadcasts of ham radio news programs produced by
others, including ARRL, with which Baxter also had feuded.
In 2012, the US District Court for the State of Maine ruled in the
FCC's lawsuit to collect Baxter's fine, initially $21,000. The Court
agreed with the FCC on the first two counts -- willful or repeated
failure to respond to FCC requests for information, and willful or
malicious interference -- and granted summary judgments to the FCC in
the amounts of $3,000 and $7,000, respectively. The Court declined to
rule on the third issue -- communications in which an amateur station
licensee or control operator has a pecuniary interest -- saying that
issues of material fact remained to be litigated.
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Glenn Baxter, Ex-K1MAN, SK; Engaged In Protracted Enforcemen
by W3HR on December 4, 2017
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The man was certifiably nuts. In reading a blog someone wrote about Baxter's frivolous lawsuits (and overall inability to get along with humans), I didn't know whether to laugh... or be terrified that he walked around on the planet for so long without being committed.
A while back, I noticed someone was quick to jump on his old callsign. There's no accounting for taste, I guess. I wouldn't want something so tarnished.
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