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                               Enforcement Bureau

                         Spectrum Enforcement Division

                              1270 Fairfield Road

                      Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325-7245


   April 29, 2008

   Thomas A. Nichols

   5126 Carriage Court

   Fairfield, CA 94585

             SUBJECT:  WARNING NOTICE: Amateur Radio license WA6BKR

                               Case #EB-2008-101

   Dear Mr. Nichols:

   On February 28, 2008, we notified you that information before the
   Enforcement Bureau indicated that in September 2004 and on various dates
   since October 2007 you operated on frequencies assigned to Extra Class
   licensees but prohibited to General Class licensees. Commission records
   show that you are a General Class licensee.

   We requested information from you pursuant to Section 308(b) of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. S: 308(b), which gives
   the Commission the authority to obtain information from applicants and
   licensees about the operation of their station and their qualifications to
   remain a licensee. You responded by letter received March 18, 2008.

   Your March 18, 2008 reply conceded an instance in which you operated in
   the Extra Class portion of the band and gave numerous reasons and comments
   on the Morse Code exam, Amateur Radio in general, the Extra Class
   examination and other radio and kit building topics not relevant to your
   out of band operation.

   Please be advised that any additional incidents of out-of-band operation
   may lead to revocation of your license or a monetary forfeiture, and no
   renewal or upgrade application would be granted until such matter is


   W. Riley Hollingsworth

   Special Counsel

   cc: FCC Western Regional Director