New Jersey Man Receives FCC Notice of Newark Airport Interference
Friday, April 12, 2019 | Comments

The FCC issued a notice of unlicensed operation and notification of harmful interference to a New Jersey man for allegedly interfering with GPS receivers at the Newark Airport.

On March 28, FCC agents from the New York Office of the Enforcement Bureau investigated a complaint from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) alleging that spurious emissions on the 1.575.42 GHz frequency were routinely causing harmful interference. The agents confirmed by direction-finding techniques that radio signals in the restricted 1.568 – 1.595 GHz band were emanating from a GPS jammer located in a vehicle traveling southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike in Newark, New Jersey.

The agents investigated and determined that Frank Reimer’s employer owns the vehicle. The agents then provided the employer with the vehicle’s license plate number and were advised that Reimer was the driver of the vehicle March 28.

Radio stations must be licensed, and the sale and use of jammers are unlawful. Reimer has 10 days to respond to the allegations. “Your response should describe the steps you are taking to avoid operating on unauthorized frequencies and to prevent future interference,” the FCC notice said.

The full notice is here.

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