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   December 10, 2012

   Mr. Joseph J. Italiano

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)


   Amateur Radio License N0WOP

   Dear Mr. Italiano:

   On Sunday, November 25, 2012, and Saturday, December 1, 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 November 25, 2012, at 1802 UTC, you began broadcasting a recording of
   another amateur's voice in which this other amateur ostensibly announced
   that he ran his amateur station at 3KW so that everyone could hear him.
   You were using this recording in an apparent attempt to interfere with the
   ongoing communications of other amateurs. On December 1, 2012, at 1701
   UTC, you were again heard broadcasting a recording of this same amateur's
   voice in another attempt to interfere with ongoing communications on
   14.313 MHz.  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

   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: Chicago 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.