FCC Fines Burney Man For Interfering With Amateur Radio Clubs

The Federal Communications Commission has levied a $24,000 fine against a Burney man for willfully interfering with the communications of an amateur radio clubs regularly scheduled check in and for not providing his stations call sign on amateur frequencies. The alleged offenses apparently occurred on multiple occasions in November and December of 2022. After receiving several complaints from members of the Western Amateur Friendship Association, and agent from the FCC drove to Burney from its San Francisco Field Office. The agent used direction finding equipment and monitored the transmissions of Phillip J Beaudet of Burney and found that he had played on multiple occasions, recorded content in an attempt to block the other members of the club from transmitting. Beaudet has 30 days to either pay the fine, or appeal the decision.