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   January 6, 2010

   Mr. Scott Walter

   (Address withheld)

   (City/State withheld)

   Re: Amateur Radio License N9SBJ

   Warning Notice


   Dear Mr. Walter:

   The trustee of W9AXD has requested, by certified letter, that you refrain
   from use of his repeater. The written request was issued as a result of
   your failure to follow operational rules set forth by the licensee/control
   operator of the repeater for his users. You were previously issued several
   verbal requests to refrain from using the repeater, but failed to comply
   with those requests necessitating the formal written request. You
   acknowledged on air that you understood that you were not to be using the
   W9AXD repeater but indicated that you were going to continue using it
   despite the requests of the trustee that you cease doing so.

   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 trustee that you stay off of W9AXD - and any other similar requests
   to cease operations on any other repeaters by any other repeater
   licensees, control operators or trustees. Use of W9AXD 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: Chicago Field Office

   Northeast Regional Director

   On December 14, 2009, Mr. Ronald Callahan, Jr., one of the control
   operators, advised you on air that you were restricted from operating on
   the repeater. Later that day, Mr. Donald Russell (the trustee) contacted
   you via telephone and again advised that you were prohibited from using
   the repeater.

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