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   January 19, 2011

   Mr. Gary W. Froemming

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   Re: Advanced Class Amateur License WB7CAG

   Warning Notice


   Mr. Froemming:

   On December 4, 2010 at 14:00, you operated radio transmitting equipment on
   14.011 MHz; on December 4, 2010 at 23:25, you operated radio transmitting
   equipment on 10.085 MHz; and on December 4, 2010 at 23:43, you operated
   radio transmitting equipment on 14.015 MHz. You listed these contacts on
   your call log on In addition to listing your call log on,
   you also posted on the Straight Key Century Club Yahoo group in which you
   stated that two members of the Straight Key Century Club "caught" you in
   the Extra part of the band on 20 meters while noting that you "failed the
   written part of the Extra license three times" before giving up and simply
   continuing to operate as an Advance Class licensee. A copy of the post is
   included for your convenience. Under your Advanced Class amateur license,
   you are not authorized to use those frequencies.

   You are cautioned that continued operation could lead to enforcement
   action. Such action may include license revocation, suspension of your
   operator privileges, or a monetary forfeiture (fine). It could also
   jeopardize any attempts to obtain an upgraded amateur radio license.
   Unauthorized operation of this radio station must cease immediately.

   You may contact me at (717)338-2577 should you wish to discuss the matter.


   Laura L. Smith

   Special Counsel

   Cc: San Diego Field Office

   Western Regional Director

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