Saturday, July 14, 2007

Steve Wingate w6txh, and the FCC (continued)

I doubt that there is anyone who has not seen this (3 emails of this from 3 different folks in my inbox this afternoon).


Steve Wingate may get a ‘slap on the hand’ from Hollingsworth. Maybe, or perhaps Hollingsworth just did not have anything better to do that day...

Of interest to me would be the 14 (14!!!!) enclosures.

Note that SteveO has to reply within twenty days of receipt, and notice is dated 6.29.07, so he must have gotten it sometime during the week of 4 July.

No wonder SteveO and billy w6wbj have been absent from the bands and emails lately, the accused and his pro-bono attorney are probably holed up somewhere composting (yes, you read correctly, I said COMPOSTING) a response! Hope we get to see that, it ought to be good!

And, is my memory completely gone? It seems to me that the FCC already has an ‘un-enforced’ action against Steve already...



FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Enforcement Bureau Spectrum Enforcement Division 1270 Fairfield Road Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325-7245 CERTIFIED MAIL - RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED June 29, 2007 Steve L. Wingate P. O. Box 6741 2009 Munson Court Eureka, CA 95501 SUBJECT: Amateur Radio license K6TXH; Case #EB-2007-2548 Dear Mr. Wingate: Enclosed are complaints filed against the operation of your Amateur station. The complaints allege lack of station control and deliberate interference. Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. S: 308(b), gives the Commission the authority to obtain information from applicants and licensees about the operation of their station and their qualifications to remain a licensee. Accordingly, you are requested to respond to this office within 20 days of receipt of this letter addressing in detail each of the complaints. You are directed to support your response with a signed and dated affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, verifying the truth and accuracy of the information submitted in your response. To knowingly and willfully make any false statement or conceal any material fact in reply to this inquiry is punishable by fine or imprisonment. See 18 U.S.C. S: 1001; see also 47 C.F.R. S: 1.17 (copy enclosed). Failure to respond appropriately to this letter of inquiry may constitute a violation of the Communications Act and our rules. In an inquiry of this type we are required to notify you that under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3), the Commission's staff will use all relevant information before it, including information that you disclose in your reply, to determine what, if any, enforcement action is warranted in this matter. Such action may include license revocation, suspension of your operator privileges, or monetary forfeiture (fine). If you wish to review the recordings referenced in the complaints, please contact me at 717-338-2502. Sincerely, W. Riley Hollingsworth Special Counsel Enclosures: 14 cc: FCC Western Regional Director See SBC Communications, Inc., 17 FCC Rcd 7589 (2002); Globcom, Inc., 18 FCC Rcd 19893, n. 36 (2003), forfeiture ordered, 21 FCC Rcd 4710 (2006); World Communications Satellite Systems, Inc., 19 FCC Rcd 2718 (Enf. Bur. 2004); Donald W. Kaminski, Jr., 18 FCC Rcd 26065 (Enf. Bur. 2003).


bilitzniklik said...

lack of station control -- yuppers, that's Steve-O to a "T". That's also a good pro-bono defense. "Your honor, I was having another bad hair day, so I reverted to my drunk persona". ROFLMAO!!

Former Official Observer said...

Wingnut and Billy both believe they are beyond FCC enforcement and based upon the FCC's behavior for the last several years I believe they are right. A dying hobby and a shrinking FCC ham radio enforcement budget allow their nightly pearls of operating showmanship to continue until only God (or whomever) calls them home.

Bill said...

I don't understand why Hollingsworth keeps picking on Steve. I think he is an excellent operator and a real asset to our hobby.

Anonymous said...

None of this matters, none of this means anything. Carry on, talk on.

Anonymous said...

Actually it's become rather boring, Billy needs to come up with something new. His stuff was interesting at first but now it's the same shit over and over again. And Wingnut's nightly crazed drunk show, " I'll tell you right now " is just about as stupid as stupid can possibly get.


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