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December 20, 2017

Mr. Oris A. Grim, III

(Address withheld)

(Address withheld)


Amateur Radio License N4SDG


Dear Mr. Grim:

On December 19, 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.


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



or a modification proceeding to restrict the frequencies upon which you may operate.


Laura L. Smith, Esq.

Special Counsel

Spectrum Enforcement Division

Enforcement Bureau


See 47 C.F.R. §§ 97.1 and 101(d).


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