Repeater Jamming Update – Sun, Apr 10, 2016

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We need help from all the Clubs in the Section

Paraphrasing with our Hudson Division Director, Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, the Hudson Division and the NYC / LI Section are trying with the help of the FCC trying to stop the malicious interference and jamming of our repeaters. The data we are collecting regarding jamming in the metropolitan area is extremely important.  We need quantity.  In other words, constant reports from everyone who is experiencing jamming on VHF and UHF as it’s happening. .

We are only interested in MALICIOUS INTERFERENCE.  While it is an issue, we are not looking for RFI issues at this time, or unintentional interference.  Only malicious issues.

We are collecting current data, as and while it occurs.  We  need reports from everyone and we need them now. We’ve received some data, but not nearly enough.  We have seen received a few complaints of frustration. We all share your frustrations too. However, we’ve been presented with a golden opportunity by Rep. King’s letter.  An opportunity that we haven’t had previously.  Being a nay-sayer is counterproductive, and wastes our time.

So once again I ask all of you to listen and report.  Listen and report.  LISTEN and REPORT!  LISTEN AND REPORT!

You can report such jamming to

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And please do it all the time, every day, every frequency.  (If you’re a scanner buff, I’d like reports from there, too.)

If you sponsor or own a repeater, or are a trustee, or a repeater club, and have information that you’ve gathered over the years, including logs, audio recordings, etc., please email it under separate cover  Do not use the online form for that.  The online form is only for developing a log of current malicious interference.

Let’s put an end to our hostage crisis.

Tnx es 73 de Mike N2YBB and Jim W2KFV

Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island

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