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   June 18, 2012

   Mr. Rod Neal

   Computers Unlimited

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   Re: Radio Frequency Interference


   Dear Mr. Neal:

   The Federal Communications Commission notified you by letter dated March
   19, 2012, that an unknown electronic device being operated at your tower
   site may be causing harmful radio interference to an operator in the
   Amateur Radio Service. The complainant is:

   East Pasco Amateur Radio Society (K4EX)

   Dade City, Florida

   The Commission has the responsibility to require that such problems be
   rectified within a reasonable time if the interference is caused by faulty
   consumer equipment. Under Commission rules, certain types of equipment are
   classified as "unintentional emitters." These devices generate radio
   frequency energy but do not intentionally radiate it. Examples include
   computers, radio receivers and television sets. Other types of devices are
   classified as "incidental emitters." These devices do not intentionally
   generate any radio-frequency energy, but that may create such energy as an
   incidental part of their intended operation. Common examples include
   aquarium heaters, certain portable telephones, alarm control panels,
   fluorescent light ballasts, doorbell control circuits and so forth. Some
   unintentional emitters are imported and do not comply with Commission
   certification standards, and thereby result in interference to other radio
   services. If the device is an approved one, it should have a silver FCC
   label on the unit showing a certification number. Even an approved device,
   however, can only be operated legally if it is not causing harmful
   interference to a licensed radio service.

   The complainant has attempted unsuccessfully to resolve this problem and
   as a result the matter has been referred to our office. The Commission
   prefers that those responsible for the proper operation of equipment
   assume their responsibilities fairly. This means that you should resolve
   the interference caused by the device and make necessary corrections
   within a reasonable time. The March 19, 2012, letter specifically stated,
   however, that if it became necessary for the Commission to facilitate a
   resolution, the Commission might investigate possible rule violations and
   address appropriate remedies, including monetary forfeitures.

   You have not yet responded to the March 19, 2012 letter. Lack of response
   to the Commission's letter is not acceptable. In order to avoid
   enforcement action on this matter, you have thirty (30) days from the date
   of receipt of this letter to respond to this office at the following
   address: 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The response must
   contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken to eliminate the
   source(s) of radio interference. If you have any questions about this
   matter, please contact me at 717-338-2577.


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Tampa Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

   Fines normally range from $7,500 to $10,000.