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   April 9, 2010

   Mr. Michael Moretti

   (Address withheld)

   (City/State withheld)


   Amateur Radio License W2YP


   Dear Mr. Moretti:

   By letter dated March 22, 2010, the Commission notified you that it had
   received a complaint concerning the operation of your amateur radio
   station. The complaint alleged that you have been marking threats against
   other amateur operators in your area.

   You responded to the Commission's letter on March 31, 2010. In that
   letter, you explained that about six months ago you began to receive
   interference to your ongoing QSOs from an unknown source(s). According to
   your response, your "frustration and anger built up" as a result of the
   "relentless stream of sarcasm, belligerence, verbal harassment, and signal
   jamming." Ultimately, as you acknowledge in your letter, you "vented
   [your] anger at these individuals" by threatening them. You apologized for
   the outburst and stated that the comments were not to be taken literally
   but rather, were you venting your "pent-up emotions." Finally, you note
   that amateur radio is a "wonderful" hobby and that going forward you will
   endeavor to do your part in upholding its fine traditions.

   While your frustration and agitation over the alleged interference to your
   station is understandable, your operation as described above 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


   Laura L. Smith

   Special Counsel

   Cc: New York Field Office

   Northeastern Regional Director

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

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