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   May 18, 2012

   Mr. Joseph E. Wolfe

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)


   Amateur Radio License WA6RKN


   Dear Mr. Wolfe:

   By letter dated March 21, 2012, the Commission notified you that it had
   received a complaint regarding the operation of your amateur station. The
   complaint alleged that you had been advertising a rifle and ammunition for
   sale on amateur radio frequencies in violation of Section 97.113(a)(3) of
   the Commission's rules.

   You responded to the Commission's letter on April 5, 2012. In that letter,
   you indicate that you did indeed state on air that you had a rifle and
   ammunition for sale. You further note that at the time of your on air
   statement, a discussion ensued as to the legality of your offering the
   rifle and ammunition for sale on amateur radio frequencies. As a result of
   that on air discussion, you indicated that you contacted your local OO and
   were informed that your actions were a violation of the Commission's
   rules. In your letter you offer the excuse that you were not aware that
   your actions were a violation of the Commission's rules at the time, but
   concede that you have since re-read Part 97 of the rules and now
   understand that your actions were indeed a violation of the Commission's
   rules. You apologize for your behavior and assert that this behavior will
   never happen again.

   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, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   Cc: San Francisco Field Office

   Western Regional Director

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

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