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   November 29, 2010

   Mrs. Sarah B. Helco

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)



   Dear Mrs. Helco:

   Information before the Commission indicates that on Friday, November 5,
   2010, you and your son were operating under the amateur radio call sign of
   KE7YWD. This call sign is licensed to Robert Helco of Pleasant Grove,
   Utah. According to the complaint, at first you identified with the call
   sign KE7YWD and attempted to portray yourself as the licensee. When
   advised that the call sign belonged to Robert Helco, you stated that
   Robert Helco was your husband, and admitted that he was not present when
   you and your son were operating the radio. When informed of the fact that
   Commission rules do not permit you to operate your husband's amateur radio
   equipment when he is not present and operating as a control operator for
   the communication, you became belligerent wanted to know why you and your
   son could not just use your husband's call sign. The complainants again
   explained the Commission's rules to you. At that point, the complainants
   indicated that they were not going to continue communicating with you
   because you did not hold a valid Commission license. You continued to try
   to speak with them, but they did not respond.

   Operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC
   authorization is a violation of Section 301 of the Communications Act of
   1934, as amended, and may subject the responsible parties to substantial
   monetary forfeitures, in rem arrest action against the offending radio
   equipment, and criminal sanctions including imprisonment. Because
   unlicensed operation creates a danger of interference to important radio
   communications services and may subject the operator to severe penalties,
   this warning emphasizes the importance of complying strictly with these
   legal requirements.


   You have ten (10) days from the date of receipt of this warning to respond
   to this office. The response must contain a statement of the specific
   action(s) taken to come into compliance with the Commission's rules. You
   are directed to support your response with a signed and dated affidavit or
   declaration under penalty of perjury, verifying the truth and accuracy of
   the information submitted in your response. Your response should be sent
   to: 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 and reference the listed
   case number.

   In an inquiry of this type we are required to notify you that under the
   Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3), the Commission's staff will
   use all relevant information before it, including information you disclose
   in your reply, to determine what, if any, enforcement action is warranted
   in this matter.

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


   Laura L. Smith

   Special Counsel

   Cc: Denver Field Office

   Western Regional Director

   See 47 C.F.R. S: 97.115(b) which states in pertinent part: "The third
   party may participate in stating the message where: (1) the control
   operator is present at the control point and is continuously monitoring
   and supervising the third party's participation . . ."

   Commission records confirm that you do not have an amateur license.

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.

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

   See S:S: 401, 501, 503, 510.