(This article is about Jack Gerritsen of Bell, CA who had the amateur radio callsign KG6IRO)

Jack Gerritsen was well known in Southern California for jamming radio communications. Here is a timeline: 

  • December 1999
    Arrested by the CHP for jamming police radios from his home in Bell, CA.
  • June 2000
    Convicted of the above charge. Placed on probation.
  • June 2001
    Applied for an amateur radio license. Issued a Technician-class license
    with the callsign KG6IRO.
    Almost immediately the FCC received complaints about his on-air behavior
    so they rescinded his license based on the complaints and because of
    his earlier conviction.
  • July 2001
    Local police forwarded more complaints about his on-air behavior to the
    FCC. Again the FCC advised him that his license was not valid.
  • January 2002
    Arrested for violating his probation (illegally using radios), sentenced to 18 months in prison.
  • June 2003
    Released from prison, he begins jamming police radio, ham radio, and business band radio.
  • November 2003
    FCC traces the illegal transmissions as originating from his home. The FCC cited him for using a radio without a license.
  • February 2004
    FCC traces the illegal transmissions as originating from his home (again). The FCC issued a $10,000 fine against him.
  • June 2004
    FCC traces illegal transmissions jamming the 147.435 repeater as originating from his home.
  • July 2004
    FCC receives complaints that he is jamming the 146.985 and 147.105 repeaters.
  • September 2004
    FCC receives complaints that he is jamming a Catalina Island repeater
    net, traces the transmissions as originating from his home.
  • October 2004
    FCC receives a complaint that he is jamming a Catalina Island repeater
    while it was being used by the Coast Guard in an attempt to reach a ship
    that had lost radio contact and was in possible distress. FCC traces
    the jamming transmissions as originating from his home.
  • December 2004
    The FCC issued a $21,000 fine against him for jamming ham repeaters from June 2004 to September 2004.
  • January 2005
    The FCC issued a $21,000 fine against him for jamming the Catalina Island repeater in October 2004.
  • February 2005
    He is observed jamming an American Red Cross radio net and an Army MARS radio net.
  • May 2005
    The FBI and FCC pay him a visit at his home in Bell, CA. He is arrested and his radio equipment was confiscated.
    He is indicted with six federal charges in regard to using a radio without a license and jamming radio transmissions.
  • July 2005
    He is sentenced (in state court) to 4 months in jail. These were state charges separate from the FBI/FCC federal charges.
  • December 2005
    He is convicted on various charges from the May 2005 arrest.
  • September 2006
    He is sentenced to 7 years in federal prison.
  • July 2009
    He appeals his conviction claiming the government erred in allowing him
    to represent himself in court. The appeals court upholds his conviction. 

Sumber lain :

  1. http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/Orders/2005/DA-05-3124A1.html
  2. http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2006-09-22
  3. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GMRS/message/9781
  4. http://www.radiobanter.com/showthread.php?t=70245
  5. http://www.southgatearc.org/news/december2005/jack_gerritsen_guilty.htm
  6. http://www.eham.net/articles/12621
  7. http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?70434-Ex-KG6IRO-Convicted!
  8. http://www.eham.net/articles/8777?ehamsid=68e38ee8a2bc714934676c06f9e31398
  9. http://www.southgatearc.org/news/mar2005/jack_gerritsen.htm
  10. http://www.w5yi.org/ama_news_article.php?id=85

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By 9M2PJU

Amateur radio operator from Malaysia

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