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   May 18, 2012

   Mr. Richard A. Luedtke

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)


   Amateur Radio License F5ILA


   Dear Mr. Luedtke:

   By letter dated March 14, 2012, the Commission notified you that it had
   received a complaint regarding the operation of your amateur station. The
   complaint alleges that you have been using the local repeater on 147.130
   to conduct your security operations for an oil company in violation of
   Section 97.113(a)(3) of the Commission's rules.

   You responded to the Commission's letter via email on May 8, 2012. In that
   email, you indicate that you work in the oil fields as security officers.
   You maintain, however, that you do not use your amateur radios for
   business purposes but admit that you do use the radios while at work.

   While you deny that you use your radios for business purposes, you have
   been heard by multiple amateurs checking that status of deliveries and
   tracking truck arrivals via your amateur radios. This type of operation is
   contrary to the basis and purpose of the amateur radio service as set out
   in Section 97.1 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: Dallas Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

   See 47 C.F.R. S: 97.1.

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