|We need a photo of
Mr. Sheen to place here.
Tim's wife Peggy.
I recently went back to San Diego,
making sure I steered away from the SDPD,
to meet Riley and retake the ham test.
I had no reason to study for I am a smart man.
I easily blurted out my answers
as my lovely wife read me the questions.
It took Riley about 5 minutes to grade my test.
He then looked at me,
and trying to keep from laughing he said
"You failed! You failed the NOVICE!
How can you NOT pass the novice!!??"
Well, I took it the second time and still did not pass.
I do not know when I will head back to San Diego
to try to get my ham license back.
This in N6MMMMMMMMMMM-Zed-A...clear.
N6MZA, WARNED IN K7IJ SHUTDOWN, CALLED FOR RETESTING
FCC SHUTS DOWN TROUBLESOME BAY AREA REPEATER
The FCC has shut down
and told the licensee his ham ticket could be in jeopardy. The FCC took the action by
modifying K7IJ's license to prohibit repeater operation starting midnight February 28,
1999. The repeater operates on 145.29, 223.78, 440.175, and 441.175 MHz. The FCC
also set aside recent license grants of four individuals accused of unlicensed operation on
the repeater prior to obtaining their amateur tickets and other behavior. The cases, the
first major VHF/UHF enforcement actions the FCC has taken in recent months, were
brought to the Commission's attention by the Amateur Auxiliary. The FCC's Riley
Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, said that for almost a year, the repeater's control operator,
identified as Blake B. Jenkins, N6YSA, of Berkeley, California, "has apparently not only
allowed, but encouraged, use of the repeater by unlicensed operators, rebroadcast of
cordless telephone calls, playing of music, and profanity and obscenity." He said extended
QSOs have taken place between the control operator and unlicensed stations.
Hollingsworth said the situation was brought to the attention of the licensee, Bruce
Wachtell of Carson City, Nevada, but nothing was done. "Such operations are not only
contrary to the Amateur Radio Service rules and frequency allocations, but degrade the
service for legitimate radio licensees as well," Hollingsworth said in a certified letter to
Wachtell February 25. "The operation of the K7IJ repeater system in this manner may
reflect adversely upon your qualifications to hold a Commission license." Hollingsworth
said Jenkins' "actions and omissions" while control operator were under separate FCC
review, along with those of the secondary control op, Steven R. Rossi, KE6LNH, of
Novato, California. The FCC set aside the recent license grants or upgrades of James C.
Walker, KF6VAA; Gordon B. Reese III, KF6QKA; Michael J. Nichols, KF6UAS; and
Eric B. Shuler, KF6BMG (ex-KF6UJU) pending further investigation. The FCC has
permitted Reese, who just upgraded to Tech Plus, to retain his Technician operating
privileges while its investigation continues. The FCC also warned Mervyn Ehambrave of
E Palo Alto, California, about unlicensed operation on the K7IJ repeater, and warned
Timmy O Sheen Sr, N6MZA, about behavior including "jamming and rebroadcasts of
cordless phones" on the repeater, Hollingsworth said.