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May 17, 2016

Mr. Jeffrey B. Wishard

2535 Andrade Avenue

Richmond, California 94804


Amateur Radio License KD6INY


Dear Mr. Wishard:

On January 8, 2016, the Commission received a complaint regarding the operation of

your amateur station. The complaint alleges that you routinely transmit obscene or indecent

words or language in violation of Section 97.113(a) (4) of the Commission’s rules and that you

have knowingly caused interference to ongoing communications between other amateurs in

violation of Section 97.101(d) of the Commission’s rules.

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 Sections 97.113(a)(4) and 97.101(d)

of the Commission’s rules.1 Section 97.113(a)(4) states that “[n]o amateur shall transmit:

obscene or indecent words.” Further, Section 97.101(d) states that “[n]o amateur operator shall

willfully or maliciously interfere with or cause interference to any radio communication or

signal.” 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

Cc: San Diego Field Office

1 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 97.1, 113(a)(4) and 101(d).

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