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   December 10, 2012

   Mr. Michael Guernsey

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)


   Amateur Radio License KZ8O


   Dear Mr. Guernsey:

   On Thursday, December 6, 2012, you were heard by staff at the Commission's
   monitoring station causing intentional interference to other stations
   operating in proximity to your desired operating frequency of 14.313 MHz.

   On December 6, 2012, at 1253 UTC, a group of German amateur operators were
   attempting to establish communications with a Spanish operator on 14.313
   MHz.  While the group was transmitting, you began broadcasting on top of
   them in an apparent attempt to interfere with their ongoing
   communications, despite repeated attempts on their part to inform you that
   the frequency was in use. An employee of the Commission used direction
   finding equipment and confirmed the interfering 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.

   This incident constitutes deliberate interference and retransmitting in
   violation 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 Section 97.113(5)(b) of the
   Commission's rules.^ 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),^ or
   a modification proceeding to restrict

   the frequencies upon which you may operate.


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   Cc: Detroit Field Office

   Northeast Regional Director

   ^ See 47 C.F.R. SS 97.1 and 113(5)(b).

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