FCC Seizes Radio Equipment

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Fri May 27 00:38:31 EDT 2011

On 5/26/2011 7:57 AM, Sid Schweiger wrote:
> "Perhaps the publicity from this site stimulated the FCC's process to stop the unlicensed broadcaster."
> Perhaps...but it's much more likely that the interference to FAA-licensed frequencies in the Boston TCA got Datz Hits shut down quickly.  The FCC does not take too kindly to pirates who endanger lives by splashing over air-to-ground radios.  There was one in the Miami area a few years back who actually listened on the Miami-Dade International approach frequency and deliberately keyed his mike when he heard a plane requesting clearance to land.  They threw his butt in jail for that one.

The pirate was an FM signal, and last I heard aviation communications 
are done in AM.  So how did the pirate interfere with air traffic?

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