November 24, 2004
Mr. Steve L. Wingate
168 Lakeside Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925-1052
RE: Warning Notice--Amateur Radio license KG6TXH
Dear Mr. Wingate:
On April 26, 2004, we notified you that monitoring information before the Commission indicated that you deliberately interfered with ongoing communications on 75 meters at various times during the month of April. The interference consisted of jamming, making threats to other operators and to law enforcement officers, and broadcasts in which you were apparently incoherent or seriously impaired
The April 26, 2004 letter warned you that continued incidents of such interference would subject you to revocation and suspension proceedings, as well as a monetary forfeiture (fine), and you were notified that fines normally range from $7,500 to $10,000.
Enclosed please find a recording of communications monitored from your station on November 11, 2004, on 3.840 MHz, which also indicate threats to other licensees and lead to the conclusion that you were apparently incoherent or seriously impaired. Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. Section 308(b), gives the Commission the authority to obtain information from applicants and licensees regarding the operation of their station and their qualifications to retain a Commission license. Accordingly you are requested to respond to this letter within 20 days of receipt explaining the transmissions on the recording and explaining how they were in compliance with Part 97 of the Commission's rules governing the Amateur Service.
In a letter of this type we are required to inform you that Congress has made punishable a willfully false or misleading reply.
CC: FCC Western Regional Director