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                            Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                      Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                   )      File Number EB-03-TP-133
                                                             )
Vector Communications, Inc. d/b/a  )     NAL/Acct. No.200432700005
WCFI, Inc.                         )                FRN 0006163547
Owner of Antenna Structure         )
Registration Number 1217391 in     )
Ocala, Florida
Ocala, FL
         NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE

                                 Released: December 16, 2003 

By the Enforcement Bureau, Tampa Office:

                         I.  INTRODUCTION

     1.   In   this  Notice   of   Apparent  Liability   for 
Forfeiture, we find Vector  Communications, Inc. d/b/a WCFI, 
Inc.  (``Vector''), owner  of antenna  structure 1217391  in 
Ocala,  Florida, willfully  and repeatedly  violated Section 
17.51(a) of  the Commission's Rules (``Rules'')1  by failing 
to  exhibit red  obstruction lighting  on structure  1217391 
from  sunset  to  sunrise.    We  conclude  that  Vector  is 
apparently  liable for  a forfeiture  in the  amount of  ten 
thousand dollars ($10,000).

                         II.  BACKGROUND

     2.   Antenna  structure #1217391  is located  in Ocala, 
Florida.  Vector is the  registered owner of this structure.  
The  structure's  Antenna Structure  Registration  (``ASR'') 
specifies  that the  structure be  painted and  also lit  at 
night with red obstruction lighting (Chapters 3, 4, 5, 12 in 
accordance  with Federal  Aviation Administration  (``FAA'') 
Circular Number 70/7460-1K).

     3.   On March 12, 2003, agents from the FCC Enforcement 
Bureau, Tampa Office were told  by AM Broadcast Station WCFI 
personnel that structure 1217391 was not illuminated per its 
assigned painting  and lighting  specifications in  that the 
top red beacon was extinguished.   On March 14, 2003, an FCC 
agent contacted the  FAA who confirmed that a  NOTAM had not 
been requested  by the structure owner.   The agent reported 
the light outage and requested issuance of a NOTAM.

     4.   On October 9, 2003 agents from the FCC Enforcement 
Bureau, Tampa Office observed that structure 1217391 was not 
illuminated   per  its   assigned   painting  and   lighting 
specifications in  that the top red  beacon was extinguished 
during nighttime hours.   On October 10, 2003,  an FCC agent 
contacted the  FAA who confirmed  that a NOTAM had  not been 
requested by  the structure  owner.  The agent  reported the 
light outage and requested issuance of a NOTAM.

     5.   On  October   14,  2003    agents  from   the  FCC 
Enforcement  Bureau,   Tampa  Office  again   observed  that 
structure  1217391  was  not illuminated  per  its  assigned 
painting  and lighting  specifications in  that the  top red 
beacon was extinguished during nighttime hours.  





     6.   On   October  15,   2003  agents   from  the   FCC 
Enforcement  Bureau, Tampa  Office met  with representatives 
from WCFI(AM) in Ocala,  FL.  Vector Communications, Inc. is 
the station licensee.  Station  personnel confirmed that the 
structure  had  been  unlit for  approximately  six  months.  
Station personnel further admitted that they were aware that 
currently a NOTAM  was not issued on  structure 1217391.  No 
documentation regarding  the light outage could  be produced 
at the time of inspection.

                      III.  DISCUSSION

     7.   Section 17.51(a) requires that all red obstruction 
lighting shall  be exhibited  from sunset to  sunrise unless 
otherwise specified.   On March 12,  2003 and October  9 and 
October 14, 2003, Vector failed  to exhibit all required red 
obstruction  lighting on  its antenna  structure 1217391  in 
accordance with its  registration requirements. In addition, 
Vector failed to notify the  FAA immediately of the improper 
functioning of the structure's lighting2.

     8.   Based on  the evidence  before us, we  find Vector 
willfully3 and repeatedly4 violated  Section 17.51(a) of the 
Rules by failing to  exhibit all required obstruction lights 
on structure 1217391.

     9.   Pursuant to Section 1.80(b)(4)  of the Rules,5 the 
base   forfeiture  amount   for  failure   to  exhibit   red 
obstruction lighting is $10,000. Section 503(b)(2)(D) of the 
Communications Act  of 1934, as amended  (``Act''), requires 
us  to take  into  account  ``...the nature,  circumstances, 
extent, and  gravity of the  violation, and with  respect to 
the  violator, the  degree  of culpability,  any history  or 
prior offenses,  ability to pay,  and other such  matters as 
justice may  require.''6 Considering  the entire  record and 
applying  the factors  listed  above, this  case warrants  a 
$10,000 forfeiture.

                      IV.  ORDERING CLAUSES

     10.  Accordingly,  IT  IS  ORDERED  THAT,  pursuant  to 
Section 503(b)  of the Act,7  and Sections 0.111,  0.311 and 
1.80 of the Rules,8  Vector Communications, Inc. d/b/a WCFI, 
Inc. is  hereby NOTIFIED  of this  APPARENT LIABILITY  FOR A 
FORFEITURE in  the amount of ten  thousand dollars ($10,000) 
for willful  and repeated  violation of Section  17.51(a) of 
the  Rules by  failing to  exhibit all  required obstruction 
lighting on structure 1217391 in Ocala, Florida.

     11.  IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  THAT, pursuant  to Section 
1.80 of the  Rules9, within thirty days of  the release date 
of this Notice of  Apparent Liability, Vector Communications 
Inc.  d/b/a WCFI,  Inc., SHALL  PAY the  full amount  of the 
proposed  forfeiture  or  SHALL  FILE  a  written  statement 
seeking   reduction   or   cancellation  of   the   proposed 
forfeiture.

     12.  Payment of the forfeiture may be made by mailing a 
check or  similar instrument,  payable to  the order  of the 
Federal   Communications  Commission,   to  the   Forfeiture 
Collection Section,  Finance Branch,  Federal Communications 
Commission,  P.O. Box  73482, Chicago,  Illinois 60673-7482.  
The payment should note the NAL/Acct. No. and FRN referenced 
above.  Requests for payment of  the full amount of this NAL 
under an installment plan should  be sent to: Chief, Revenue 
and  Receivables Operations  Group, 445  12th Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.10
 
     13.  The  response if  any, must  be mailed  to Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th 
Street SW,  Washington, DC 20554, Attn:  Enforcement Bureau-
Spectrum Enforcement Division, and  MUST INCLUDE THE NAL/and 
FRN referenced in the letterhead above.
  
     14.  The  Commission  will  not  consider  reducing  or 
canceling a forfeiture  in response to a  claim of inability 
to  pay  unless  the  petitioner submits:  (1)  federal  tax 
returns for the most recent three-year period; (2) financial 
statements   prepared   according  to   generally   accepted 
accounting practices (``GAAP''); or  (3) some other reliable 
and  objective documentation  that  accurately reflects  the 
petitioner's  current   financial  status.   Any   claim  of 
inability to  pay must  specifically identify the  basis for 
the  claim  by  reference  to  the  financial  documentation 
submitted.

     15.  Under the  Small Business Paperwork Relief  Act of 
2002, Pub L. No. 107-198, 116 Stat. 729 (June 28, 2002), the 
FCC is engaged in a  two-year tracking process regarding the 
size of entities involved in forfeitures.  If you qualify as 
a small  entity and  if you  wish to be  treated as  a small 
entity for tracking purposes, please so certify to us within 
thirty (30) days of this NAL, either in your response to the 
NAL  or in  a separate  filing to  be sent  to the  Spectrum 
Enforcement  Division.  Your  certification should  indicate 
whether   you,  including   your  parent   entity  and   its 
subsidiaries, meet one  of the definitions set  forth in the 
list provided by the FCC's Office of Communications Business 
Opportunities  (OCBO)  set forth  in  Attachment  A of  this 
Notice of Apparent Liability.  This information will be used 
for  tracking purposes  only.  Your  response or  failure to 
respond to this question will  have no effect on your rights 
and  responsibilities  pursuant  to Section  503(b)  of  the 
Communications Act.  If you  have questions regarding any of 
the information  contained in  Attachment A,  please contact 
OCBO at (202) 418-0990.

     



     16.  IT IS FURTHER  ORDERED THAT a copy  of this Notice 
of  Apparent Liability  shall be  sent by  regular mail  and 
Certified   Mail   Return   Receipt  Requested   to   Vector 
Communications, Inc., d/b/a WCFI, Inc., 3621 NW 10th Street, 
Ocala, FL 34475.  


                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



                         Ralph M. Barlow
                         District Director - Tampa Office
                         Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

1 47 C.F.R.  17.51(a).

2 Owners of registered antenna structures with assigned 
lighting must immediately report to the FAA any known 
improper functioning of any top or flashing light.  See 47 
C.F.R.  17.48(a).

3 Section 312(f)(1) of the Act, 47 U.S.C.  312(f)(1), which 
applies to violations for which forfeitures are assessed 
under Section 503(b) of the Act, provides that ``[t]he term 
`willful', when used with reference to the commission or 
omission of any act, means the conscious and deliberate 
commission or omission of such act, irrespective of any 
intent to violate any provision of this Act . . . .''  See 
Southern California Broadcasting Co., 6 FCC Rcd 4387-88 
(1991).

4 Section 312(f)(2) of the Act, 47 U.S.C.  312(f)(2), which 
applies equally to Section 503(b) of the Act, provides that 
``[t]he term `repeated,' when used with reference to the 
commission or omission of any act, means the commission or 
omission of such act more than once or, if such commission 
or omission is continuous, for more than one day.''

5 47 C.F.R.  1.80(b)(4).

6 47 U.S.C.  503(b)(2)(D).

7 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

8 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80.

9 47 C.F.R.  1.80

10 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.