Search Results for: Dharma Bilotta-Dailey and Tracy Jake Siska

Jan
01
1999

FCC's Interference Argument Grounded

Commercial Radio, Not Micropower, Is More Frequent Hazard for Aviation

"FCC Closes Down Unlicensed Radio Operation That Threatened Air Safety at Sacramento Airport; Fourth Report of Interference Incident in Five Months." So reads the Federal Communications Commission's March 20, 1998 press release applauding its own shutdown of unlicensed broadcasters who the agency claims have caused interference to air/ground communications this year in Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida; Sacramento, California; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. With as many as 1000 unlicensed low-power broadcasters in the U.S., it seemed worthwhile to determine what their impact on flight safety really is. We filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the […]