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   January 25, 2010

   Mr. James O. Stetson

   (Address withheld)

   (City/State withheld)


   Amateur Radio License N0IZJ


   Dear Mr. Stetson:

   By letter dated December 11, 2009, the Commission notified you that it had
   received numerous complaints regarding the operation of your amateur
   station. The complaints allege that you have been using the local repeater
   on 147.345 to conduct the business of selling burial monuments in
   violation of Section 97.113(a)(3) of the Commission's rules. The letter
   further noted that the written complaints were supported by recordings of
   several on-air conversations of you engaging in the above-referenced
   behavior. A copy of the complaints and the recordings were sent to you for
   your review.

   You responded to the Commission's letter on December 28, 2009. In that
   letter, you indicate that you serve on a volunteer cemetery board and work
   with the monument companies in your area who have sold the monuments to
   interested parties. You maintain that you do not sell the monuments and
   never have. But, you concede that you locate the lot on behalf of the
   monument company and then mark the appropriate location for them to affix
   the monument. You indicate that you are often on the road and allow the
   monument companies to contact you on the reverse auto patch via your two
   meter handheld radio when you are needed.

   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: Kansas City Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

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

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