Click here for Adobe Acrobat version


This document was converted from Microsoft Word.

Content from the original version of the document such as
headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, graphics, and page numbers
will not show up in this text version.

All text attributes such as bold, italic, underlining, etc. from the
original document will not show up in this text version.

Features of the original document layout such as
columns, tables, line and letter spacing, pagination, and margins
will not be preserved in the text version.

If you need the complete document, download the
Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat version.



   February 22, 2010

   Mr. Michael Van Winkle

   (Address withheld)

   (City/State withheld)

   Re: Amateur Radio License W4HV

   Warning Notice


   Dear Mr. Van Winkle:

   The trustees of N4WWB have requested that you refrain from use of their
   repeater. The trustees of N4WWB attempted to contact you via certified
   letter, but you refused service. You were previously issued several verbal
   requests to refrain from using the system, but failed to comply with those
   requests necessitating the formal written request. You have repeatedly
   failed to comply with any requests to refrain from using the repeater and,
   indeed, were heard operating on the system as recently as last week.

   The Commission requires that repeaters be under the supervision of a
   control operator and not only expects, but requires, that such control
   operators be responsible for the proper operation of the repeater system.
   Control operators may take whatever steps they deem appropriate to ensure
   compliance with the repeater rules, including limiting the repeater use to
   certain users, converting the repeater to a closed repeater or taking it
   off the air entirely.

   Please be advised that the Commission expects you to abide by the request
   of the control operator that you stay off of N4WWB - and any other similar
   requests to cease operations on any other repeaters by any other repeater
   licensees, control operators or trustees.

   Use of N4WWB again after receipt of this letter could subject you to
   severe penalties, including license revocation, monetary forfeiture (fine)
   or a modification proceeding to restrict the frequencies upon which you
   may operate.


   Laura L. Smith

   Special Counsel

   Cc: Atlanta Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

   You were advised on air by Mr. James Flanary that you were restricted from
   operating on the repeater on November 20, 2009 at 2:43 PM, on December 15,
   2009 at 3:30 PM, on December 20,2009 at 6:20 PM and finally on January 14,
   2010 at 3:18 PM. You ignored each of these verbal warnings.

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