At some point the DCC and Radio Canada will have to properly deal with the cross border intentional QRM by the handful of stations that block 14.275
Saturday Afternoon (roughly 2000 UTC on April 12, 2008 ) hundreds of Amateurs were patiently listening while Peter 5X4X (Uganda) was working a huge pile up by the numbers, simplex on frequency 14.277.7.
Out of the blue the “Cult of 14.275 QRM” starts calling “Is this Frequency in use,” further announcing they didn’t care if there was anyone else already established on frequency. They then started transmitting rebroadcasts keyed on-and-off exactly to block Peter 5X4X
Peter had carefully worked at least once through 0 to 5’s when the deliberate frequency blocking started.
Unfortunately the QRM was so heavy and directed that Peter 5X4X chose to go QRT, rather than QSY to another frequency.
Who can blame Peter 5X4X?
How long will the FCC and Radio Canada be put off taking action on the numerous complaints, many with audio recordings, of the antics of this 14.275 group?
While Amateur Radio is allowed to self-police, the enforcement actions need to be offical and from the FCC.
Perhaps if more of us take the time to make recordings & send them in to the FCC there will be corrective action?
Something has to give, and it shouldn’t be those who play by the rules.
— Was emailed that the sort of antisocial behavior the “Cult of 14.275 QRM” undertakes is “