Key Summary Items:
- Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club (SARC) receives repeated complaints about Gary Bernstein, a board member – they ignore those messages and protect Racist Gary. Some messages are below.
- Gary has recently started directly stating his representation of SARC in his abuse to amateurs globally; SARC, by default, is complicit in his abuse.
- SARC should lose any official club status by the ARRL due to their collusion with Racist Gary, and clear support of his abuse.
- Screenshots sent to us illustrate how he’s abused and harassed an incredible number of amateur radio operators.
This website has been read by well over 30,000 amateurs across the globe since it’s inception. The interest has been astounding. Because of the high visibility, we’ve been able to receive messages from people around the world about his behavior.
For Reference, here are his very own words describing his club’s EMCOMM:
His reputation on Facebook is well known outside of Facebook:
Most recently, it was brought to our attention that Gary had an uptick in abuse, and has been repeatedly harassing Amateur Operators that live in various areas of the country. At times, presumably while intoxicated, he incorrectly assumes these people are involved in the creation of this site, or part of the “lies against him”. Typically, though, they’re just people reposting/sharing posts from this site. His M.O. is to abuse those people he sees sharing the site, which shows him as the racist, foul mouthed pervert ham that hides behind a fake cover as a “good ham that doesn’t jam”.
One incident of particular interest involves an individual who sent multiple emails to the Club Officers at The Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club. The individual attempted to bring to The Club Officer’s attention, that he was being harassed by N9VU via e-mail. Said individual advised the Club Officers that N9VU was directly invoking and representing the SARC name whilst making various threats. The Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club did not acknowledge any of the emails sent by this individual, instead it appears they chose to ignore or support the behavior or club member, N9VU.
The list of SARC officers that support Racist Gary’s Jamming and presumably, his negative representation of their club:
|President||Matt Walsh, AC9IG|
|Vice President||Russ Schmidt KC9NUV|
|Secretary||Cliff Sowka, K9QD|
|Treasurer||Chris Brewer, AC9GN|
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS (current term)|
|Board of Directors||Gary Bernstein, N9VU (2018)|
|Board of Directors||Kent Ochs, W9KAO (2019)|
|Board of Directors||Dirk Smith, W0RI (2019)|
|Board of Directors||Leo Ribordy, N9NBH (2020)|
|Board of Directors||Frank Giampa, N9QPD (2020)|
The First E-Mail Sent to SARC, as sent to us:
On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 3:15 PM, <redacted> wrote:
Gentlemen, I have been contacted by one of your board members multiple times through the year and it has risen to the level of harassment. I do not appreciate the contacts I’ve had with him and it reflects very poorly upon the SARC club that one of your board members would conduct himself in such a way. I feel that this is an issue of Conduct Unbecoming of a board member. Your board members are a direct reflection on your club and should conduct themselfs as professional radio operators when. I would like to add that I have never even visited the state of Illinois and I am not [other victim] and other than through social media I have never met him.I have enclosed screen shots of the most recent harassment. I will be making a report with my local police department as well as making a record with the FCC and if it continues further I will be contacting my attorney.I would also like to share my information with you so that you may verify who I am. I trust that you will not pass this information on to Gary Bernstein so that he may further harass me.
[personal information removed]I look forward to hearing from you with what actions you will take to correct such problems.[signature removed]
Second E-Mail, after zero replies received:
—– Forwarded Message —–To: “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 8:35 PMSubject: Re: N9VU Harassment
I’m guessing since I haven’t heard back from anyone that no one cares what is being done which is unfortunate since he’s a direct representation of your club. I really did expect more from HAM operators.
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
Gary Self Incriminates using same old terms he jams with on local repeaters, screenshots below:
as time permits, remaining items of interest will be posted – there are more items pending in the queue…
New Screenshot anonymously sent in this afternoon:
The reddit users mentioning WV9MJS (SK) and the abuse to him are referencing this material that Racist Gary uses to jam Chicagoland Repeaters: http://n9vu.com/archived-audio-files/ – note, these are the actual files that gary archived on his own personal (publicly available soundcloud account)
Gary seems to be on another bender of sorts… Most recently jamming local repeaters, sending harassing messages to people regarding said jamming, and much more.
During his last bender, numerous amateurs have submitted evidence of the harassment they’ve received, this is happening again and details will be posted shortly.
Here we go again, it’s become clear that Racist Gary (N9VU, Board Member of Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club, N9RJV), cannot resist random outbursts and seemingly drug or alcohol infused rants that make little sense.
In this latest installment of the Racist Gary chronicles, he begins by once again ranting about how the “video is doctored” or “its all fake!” #FAKENEWS!
For readability, here is the text content:
For everyone’s information, this was a made up video featuring private recordings I made and shared on Sound Cloud. The author of this web page has a grievance against me for personal reasons and took it upon himself to produce this video and a liable web page. The video was produced with my voice and likeness. The background you will see a strong signal produced by the author to create a likeness of a signal produced by me. INCIDENTLY MR. AUTHOR, I can prove I wasn’t even home at the time you produced this video assuming you know how to time stamp things legitimately. If anyone would like more information on the author and his antics, feel free to EMAIL me at my hot mail account with my call sign and I will be glad to share with you THE TRUTH. Thank you.
It’s humorous that after 6 months “I can prove I wasn’t even home at the time” is his latest go-to excuse. Well, that’s simply a 100% fabricated statement, and the reasoning behind the two separate videos – the first video of baseline RSSI testing was to disprove any statements like “I wasn’t home” or “that wasn’t me”. He was recorded having a legitimate conversation to establish baseline levels for comparison. If he wasn’t home, who was communicating using his voice, callsign, and holding an entire conversation from his home?
Most importantly – in this comment, Gary admits 100% to ownership of the soundcloud files, AND the recordings obtained while prank calling/harassing my parents. If the soundcloud recordings are yours, you have effectively admitted to everything, most importantly, harassment-by-wire.
Moving along, several (as per usual) comments were entered and INSTANTLY deleted. It appears Gary doesn’t realize the comments are saved and sent immediately via e-mail and push notification, regardless of whether or not he deletes them. Reference below:
Nice job admitting (once again) to everything.
In yet another critical mistake, Racist Gary (N9VU), a standing board member of the Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club, N9RJV, made a statement on the 145.290 (KA9VZD) repeater on 3/2/2017 where he asks for someone to shoot and kill another amateur operator in an immature outburst of rage.
Audio File Here:
“You guys need to do something about W9RCN, Rob Abraham, Biggest Asshole on ham radio, he’s over there right now on the Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club repeater … why don’t you guys keep him, why dont you do us all a favor, why don’t you SHOOT the son of a bitch, PLEASE shoot him. KILL him”
He’s correct about one thing, being on the Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club repeater – calling him out after he made yet ANOTHER harassing phone call to my elderly parents. Indeed, he was called out in front of his fellow club members and fellow local amateurs. This will be done each and every time any of us become aware of more of his antics. Every. Single. Time. If the SARC club would do anything about their abusive board member, it would be in their best interest at this point.
If Racist Gary happened to be a smart man, he would avoid dropping little bits of information that link all of his actions together (see: “monkey” comments) in his harassing messages to other hams. Since Racist Gary is apparently not a smart man, I’m sure this will continue, and his fellow board members at the Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club will pull their own collective head out of their ass and start doing something about it before it becomes a visibility problem for their club.
Gary continues his jamming efforts after a short hiatus.
On 10/19/2016, Gary caused intentional interference (AGAIN) to the KA9VZD repeater during at least two occasions:
And, again during the 19:00 Hour:
Additionally, on the same date, he caused interference to the N9WMN (145.410) repeater as well during the 18:00 Hour: