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W3WN
03-01-2013, 03:44 PM
Mr. Terry L. VanVolkenburg of Cocoa, FL, has been issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture amounting to $25,000, for causing interference to licensed commnications with the county jail in Sharpes, FL.

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0301/DA-13-305A1.pdf

Oops.

He was allegedly using an Alinco DJ-C5 on 465.3 MHz, the jail frequency allegedly at 300 mW.

And this... induhvidual... is, or was, KC5RF.

K7SGJ
03-01-2013, 04:31 PM
He was just doing phone patches from the guards to the folks back home.

KG4CGC
03-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Maybe he was messing with the guards. Making it sound like or making the guards think they were hearing prisoners talk about breaking out and drug deals.
I remember when businesses like Walmart and some chain restaurants were using FRS radios to conduct business. Kids in the neighborhood would always mess with them.

N8YX
03-01-2013, 06:58 PM
Just doing the QRMing no one else will do.

VE7DCW
03-04-2013, 12:30 AM
Mr. Terry L. VanVolkenburg of Cocoa, FL, has been issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture amounting to $25,000, for causing interference to licensed commnications with the county jail in Sharpes, FL.

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0301/DA-13-305A1.pdf

Oops.

He was allegedly using an Alinco DJ-C5 on 465.3 MHz, the jail frequency allegedly at 300 mW.

And this... induhvidual... is, or was, KC5RF.'

And to think ol' "Jesse James" got a $10,000 dollar fine for playing his lousy hillbilly music while unlicensed on 14.312 ..... I say thats being a little unbiased! :lol:

W3WN
03-04-2013, 04:22 PM
'

And to think ol' "Jesse James" got a $10,000 dollar fine for playing his lousy hillbilly music while unlicensed on 14.312 ..... I say thats being a little unbiased! :lol:Inflation?

No?

Maybe the person who fined "Jesse" likes Hillbilly music & cut him a break?

N2NH
03-06-2013, 01:38 AM
Interesting that a licensed Amateur doesn't know the rules...


03/05/2013 On March 1, the FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL (http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0301/DA-13-305A1.pdf)) in the amount of $25,000 to Terry L. VanVolkenburg, KC5RF, of Cocoa, Florida. The FCC alleged that VanVolkenburg “apparently willfully and repeatedly violated Sections 301 and 333 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended…, by operating a radio transmitter without a license on…465.300 MHz and for interfering with licensed communications.” VanVolkenburg holds an Advanced class license.
In September 2012, FCC agents in the Tampa Office received a complaint of radio interference from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s Department -- licensee of call sign WQCW384 -- utilizes a wireless radio communications system in the county jail in Sharpes, Florida. According to the complaint, the Sheriff’s Department experienced intermittent interference to its radio communications in the jail on the frequency 456.300 MHz on at least 14 days during September and October 2012. According to the NAL, audio recordings taken by the Sheriff’s Department suggest “that a male individual interfered with the prison’s communications by transmitting vulgar language, sound effects, previously recorded prison communications and threats to prison officials over the prison’s communications system.”
On October 28, the agents used direction finding techniques and traced the source of the interfering radio frequency transmissions on 465.300 MHz to a residence in Cocoa, Florida. The frequency 465.300 MHz is allocated to public safety stations; as an Advanced class licensee, VanVolkenburg does not hold privileges to operate in this portion of the spectrum. In addition, the FCC’s records showed that no authorization was issued to anyone to operate a private land mobile station at this location.



ARRL LINK (http://www.arrl.org/news/florida-ham-issued-25-000-fine-for-operating-an-unlicensed-radio-transmitter-and-interfering-with-li)

AE1PT
03-06-2013, 01:48 AM
As Forrest said, "stupid is as stupid does..."

Advanced Class. There is just one more piece of evidence added to the humongous pile of old time Extra's and Generals that regularly make horse asses out of themselves. Most of the QRM and jamming on 75m comes from these clowns.

But never forget, it's those no code idiots coming on board now that are all the trouble... :snooty:

N2NH
03-06-2013, 01:54 AM
Please merge with this thread. (https://forums.hamisland.net/showthread.php/25023-Only-a-25-000-Fine?p=519105#post519105) I was unaware (despite doing a search) that this was already posted.

N8YX
03-06-2013, 05:25 AM
Done, and we wish the FCC would exhibit this degree of enthusiasm with ALL of the major screwballs whom it's tasked with policing.

AC8KF WALT
03-06-2013, 01:26 PM
seeing how the government is strapped for cash, one would think the fcc would do just that.

W3WN
03-06-2013, 02:21 PM
As Forrest said, "stupid is as stupid does..."

Advanced Class. There is just one more piece of evidence added to the humongous pile of old time Extra's and Generals that regularly make horse asses out of themselves. Most of the QRM and jamming on 75m comes from these clowns.

But never forget, it's those no code idiots coming on board now that are all the trouble... :snooty:Funny you should mention that. Forrest Gump was just on one of the HBO channels the other night.

That aside...

Just because someone can pass an exam... which might mean that they're very good at memorizing questions and correct answers, and nothing more than that, which means just what I'm implying, a lack of comprehension... doesn't mean that they should be allowed anywhere near a radio.

I don't care what their license class is or was, how long they were licensed, whether or not they had to pass a code test or at what speed, or whether or not they took their exam before the FCC or volunteers.

Idjits are still idjits. Or as my family would put it: Once a schmuck, always a schmuck, and often a putz to boot.

N2NH
03-06-2013, 11:09 PM
Maybe he was messing with the guards. Making it sound like or making the guards think they were hearing prisoners talk about breaking out and drug deals.
I remember when businesses like Walmart and some chain restaurants were using FRS radios to conduct business. Kids in the neighborhood would always mess with them.

I remember when the Jack in the Box drive thru window on Gun Hill Road, The Bronx used to use CB Channel 23. We had a ball with them. Didn't help that they used to mess up my order all the time.

n2ize
03-06-2013, 11:13 PM
I remember when the Jack in the Box drive thru window on Gun Hill Road, The Bronx used to use CB Channel 23. We had a ball with them. Didn't help that they used to mess up my order all the time.

At one time wasn't all of The Bronx on channel 23 ?

kc5rf
03-06-2013, 11:43 PM
Arrh mates i was. usin frs n they was in mid band. i was doin a video. to xtract perps frm prison rest sherif on 800mhz trunkrd never. F w/ ham been ham since 14. gorit arrl rip of leaue public service huicane Camille. 73 Arrh prison pirate

W4GPL
03-06-2013, 11:53 PM
Oh.. my..

K6BSO
03-07-2013, 12:12 AM
Oh.. my..

There goes the neighborhood...

kc5rf
03-07-2013, 12:17 AM
Lions tigers n bears.

N8YX
03-07-2013, 05:42 AM
So...you gonna appeal the fine, or pay it?

KC9SQR
03-07-2013, 06:19 AM
So...you gonna appeal the fine, or pay it?
Are we really sure that's him and not someone else that just created an account using his callsign?

I guess since your an admin I can ask, does that IP address that this person is using even come back to Florida?

N8YX
03-07-2013, 06:42 AM
...does that IP address that this person is using even come back to Florida?

As a matter of fact, it does.

KC9SQR
03-07-2013, 07:01 AM
As a matter of fact, it does.

It might actually be him then lol
I wasn't too sure myself not being an admin I obviously don't have access to that sort of thing...

N8YX
03-07-2013, 07:38 AM
Everyone who shows up here gets a clean slate.

How long they remain a member in good standing is solely up to them.

KC9SQR
03-07-2013, 07:39 AM
Everyone who shows up here gets a clean slate.

How long they remain a member in good standing is solely up to them.

I'll agree with ya on that one, I have nothing against the guy.. I just wasn't sure if it was really him or someone else screwing around.. Hopefully we'll get to hear the other side of the story too...

W4GPL
03-07-2013, 10:14 AM
Are we really sure that's him and not someone else that just created an account using his callsign?

I guess since your an admin I can ask, does that IP address that this person is using even come back to Florida?Yeah, we actually make a habit of looking at this before approving accounts. If something smells fishy, we usually ask questions.

KC2UGV
03-07-2013, 10:17 AM
So...you gonna appeal the fine, or pay it?

Inquisitive minds want to know.

KC9SQR
03-07-2013, 10:35 AM
Yeah, we actually make a habit of looking at this before approving accounts. If something smells fishy, we usually ask questions.

Good to know :)
I wasn't aware of that..

Glad to see that stuff is checked out first...

I used to live in Cocoa Beach, actually right on A1A across the street from Patrick AFB and down the road from Ron Jons surf shop... I'd kinda like to hear this guy's side of things if he'd actually reply with something more than smartass comments... Although I don't expect much more than that..

N2NH
03-07-2013, 05:17 PM
At one time wasn't all of The Bronx on channel 23 ?

We had some on 5, some on 8 but they were chased by ALERT because of splashing on channel 9 (ALERTs fault actually) and some were with us on 3. The east Bronx was on 20 and 21. I doubt if you could reach the East Bronx from West Harlem these days.

N2NH
03-07-2013, 05:18 PM
Done, and we wish the FCC would exhibit this degree of enthusiasm with ALL of the major screwballs whom it's tasked with policing.

Thanks and agreed.

wa6mhz
03-07-2013, 05:29 PM
They can FINE him all they want. Whether they GET a nickel out of him is another story.

N8YX
03-07-2013, 05:53 PM
They can FINE him all they want. Whether they GET a nickel out of him is another story.

Give this man a cee-gar.

X-Rated
03-07-2013, 06:20 PM
I hate it when people get on the forum with a cigar. Yeacch.

kb2vxa
03-08-2013, 11:26 AM
Yeah, especially THESE disgusting things. In my feckless youth I knew a non smoker who used them to ditch a date gone bad. He kept them above the sun visor in his car and the resulting atomic stench rather like skunk, death, vomit and pig poop on steroids sent the date from hell back home with bells on.

kc5rf
03-10-2013, 02:51 AM
So...you gonna appeal the fine, or pay it?

Ill appeal. no upates til filed 73