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January 5, 2017

Mr. Gary E. Davis

215 Applebark Lane

Inman, South Carolina


Amateur Radio License K1LEM


Dear Mr. Davis:

On October 21, 25 and 26 and December 10, 2016, you were heard by staff at the

Commission’s High Frequency Direction Finding Center (HFDF), using long range direction

finding techniques, playing music in order to deliberately interfere with the ongoing QSOs of

other amateurs while operating on the frequency of 7200 kHz.

The Commission employee used direction finding equipment and confirmed the

transmissions were coming from your location. The employee recorded the offending

transmissions and provided undersigned counsel with recordings of the incident in question.

Should you desire a copy of the recording, one will be made available to you.

Your operation as described above is contrary to the basis and purpose of the amateur

radio service as set out in Section 97.1 and is a violation of Section 97.101(d) of the

Commission’s rules.1 Section 97.101(d) states that “[n]o amateur operator shall willfully or

maliciously interfere with or cause interference to any radio communication . . .” Please be

advised that the Commission expects you to abide by its rules.

This letter serves as notice that, if operation of this type reoccurs after receipt of this

letter, you could be subject to severe penalties, including license revocation, monetary forfeiture

(fines),2 or a modification proceeding to restrict the frequencies upon which you may operate.


Laura L. Smith, Esq.

Special Counsel

Spectrum Enforcement Division

Enforcement Bureau

1 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 97.1 and 101(d).

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