Much has been going on the past couple of weeks. I will share the
recent Board meeting with you in the next email. However, I want to
get this out to the Division right away.
As you know, the Hudson Division has been plagued with malicious
interference on our VHF and UHF repeaters for years. We have had no
relief from the FCC, despite repeated pleas for remedy made by ARRL to
the FCC. All requests for help have consistently fallen on deaf ears.
In my most recent visit to Washington on behalf of our H.R. 1301
effort, I, along with Chris Imlay W3KD, ARRL General Counsel, had the
opportunity to meet with Congressman Peter T. King (R-NY-3) where we
discussed this issue. Mr. King, a long time supporter of Amateur Radio
and also very concerned about the malicious interference of licensed
services, offered to send a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on our
What follows is the text of the letter. A copy of the actual letter
will be available on the Hudson Division website shortly
Let’s keep our fingers crossed.