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   August 11, 2014

   Mr. David J. Tolassi

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)


   Amateur Radio License W4BVH


   Dear Mr. Tolassi:

   On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, you were heard by staff at the Commission's
   High Frequency Direction Finding Center (HFDF), using long range direction
   finding techniques, playing music and failing to properly identify your
   amateur station while operating on the frequency of 14.313 MHz.

   On Tuesday, July 22^nd, you were heard by a Commission employee operating
   your amateur radio station for over 20 minutes without identifying in a
   timely manner while playing the songs "Dixie" and "Oh Susanna."  The
   Commission employee used direction finding equipment and confirmed the
   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 you.

   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
   Sections 97.113(a)(4) and 97.119(a) of the Commission's rules.^ Section
   97.113(a)(4) states that "[n]o amateur shall transmit: music using a phone
   emission except as specifically provided elsewhere in this section . . ."
   Further, Section 97.119(a) states that "[e]ach amateur station . . . must
   transmit its assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of
   each communication, and at least every 10 minutes during a communication .
   . ." Please be advised that the Commission expects you to abide by its

   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, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   Cc: Atlanta Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

   ^ See 47 C.F.R. SS 97.1, 133(a)(4) and 119(a).

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