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June 22, 2016

Mr. Michael J. Mgrdichian

3023 Panorama Pointe Way

Kodak, Tennessee 37764


Amateur Radio License WA2VMX


Dear Mr. Mgrdichian:

On Thursday, June 2, 2016, you were heard by staff at the Commission’s High Frequency

Direction Finding Center (HFDF), using long range direction finding techniques, failing to

properly identify your amateur station while operating on the frequency of 7200 kHz.

On Thursday, June 2nd, you were heard by a Commission employee falsely identifying

your amateur station with call sign N9RSY, a call sign that belongs to another amateur operator.

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 97.119 of the Commission’s

rules.1 Section 97.119 states that Section 97.119(a) states that “[e]ach amateur station . . . must

transmit its assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each 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

Enforcement Bureau

1 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 97.1 and 119.

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