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December 20, 2016

Mr. Michael Morris

6617 Diane Place

California City, CA 93505


Amateur Radio License AC6ZY


Dear Mr. Morris:

It has been reported to the Commission that you have been regularly heard failing

to properly identify your amateur station while operating on WR6AZN, the Table

Mountain Repeater. In particular, you have been heard identifying as “ZY” rather than

using your assigned call sign.

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(a) of

the Commission’s rules.1 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, and at least every 10 minutes during a 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 119(a).

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