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   August 28, 2009

   Mr. Pablo Diaz-Alequin

   (Address withheld)

   Las Piedras, Puerto Rico 00771

   Re: Amateur Radio License KP4MC


   Dear Mr. Diaz-Alequin:

   According to Commission records, on January 16, 2004, you requested the
   call sign KP4MC as a "former holder" of that call sign. By letter dated
   June 17, 2009, the Commission notified you that it was unable to find
   documentation that you were indeed a former holder of KP4MC and requested
   that you provide documentation that you held KP4MC prior to your January
   16, 2004 grant.

   You responded to the Commission's letter on August 26, 2009 via a
   telephone call made on your behalf by an English speaking colleague.
   During the course of that call, your colleague acknowledged that you were
   not a former holder of call sign KP4MC. Your colleague noted, however,
   that you did not knowingly make the claim that you were a former holder
   but that instead you inadvertently checked box "A" when you meant to check
   box "E." She further indicated that Spanish was your first language and
   that is was often difficult for you to understand the English text in the

   A review of Commission records indicates that in your application of
   January 16, 2004, you did indeed request the call sign KP4MC pursuant to
   the "former holder" exemption. While we do recognize that, in your
   instance, there was an error in completing the application due to a
   language barrier, we note that you did receive a call sign under an
   exemption for which you were not eligible.

   Accordingly, you have twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of this
   letter to voluntarily file an application to modify your current call sign
   back to your prior call sign of WP3SG or to apply for another call sign
   for which you are eligible.

   Should you fail to do this within the prescribed time frame, the
   Commission will initiate a license modification proceeding against you and
   will so modify your license on our own motion. In addition, the Commission
   would have the discretion to pursue possible enforcement action against
   you for knowingly and willfully making a false statement or concealing a
   material fact with respect to your original application incorrectly
   stating that you were a "former holder" of the call sign in question.

   Please call me at (717) 338-2577 if you have any questions about this


   Laura L. Smith

   Special Counsel

   Cc: San Juan Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

   The Commission sent you a second letter on August 17, 2009, notifying you
   that you had failed to respond to the Commission's initial letter of
   inquiry and directing you to respond to this office within 14 days of
   receipt of that second letter.

   See 18 U.S.C. S: 1001; see also 47 C.F.R. S: 1.17.