Congressman Calls for FCC Action

New York Congressional Representative Peter King has asked the FCC to put some Enforcement Bureau heat on those interfering with various radio communication services, including Amateur Radio, in the New York City Metropolitan Area

ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, and General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, recently met with King, a Republican representing New York’s 2nd District, whilst visiting Capitol Hill to discuss the Amateur Radio Parity Act. The group discussed the issue of inference with King who is one of 118 co-sponsors of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301)

“Rep King, a long-time supporter of Amateur Radio who is also very concerned about the malicious interference of licensed services, offered to send a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on our behalf,” Lisenco said. “Like many areas of the country, the Hudson Division has been plagued with malicious interference on our VHF and UHF repeaters for years. There has been no relief from the FCC, despite repeated pleas for remedy made by ARRL. All requests for help have consistently fallen on deaf ears.”

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