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                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                       ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                      South Central Region
                         Atlanta Office
                 3575 Koger Boulevard, Suite 320
                     Duluth, Georgia  30096

                        December 21, 2005


Mr. Zane Howard
Lafollette Utilities
P.O. Box 1411
Lafollette, TN  37766


                 NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

                                   Case Number:  EB- 05-AT-104
                                   Docket Number:  W20053248001

On November 16, 2005, agents from this office located by 
direction finding techniques a radio transmitter operating on the 
frequency 159.915 MHz from a radio tower on Walnut Mountain near 
Lafollette, Tennessee.  Agents from this office spoke to a 
contractor for Lafollette Utilities, who stated that he had 
installed a radio transmitter on your behalf on this radio tower.  
Commission records show that no license is issued for operation 
of a station on 159.915 MHz at this location.

Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 
 301.  The only exception to this licensing requirement is for 
certain transmitters using or operating at a power level or mode 
of operation that complies with the standards established in Part 
15 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  15.1 et seq.  The 
commercial transmitter being used at the Walnut Mountain site 
does not meet the Part 15 requirements.

You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting 
equipment without a valid radio station authorization constitutes 
a violation of the Federal laws cited above and could subject the 
operator to severe penalties, including, but not limited to, 
substantial monetary fines, in rem arrest action against the 
offending radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including 
imprisonment.  (see 47 U.S.C.  401, 501, 503 and 510).

UNLICENSED OPERATION OF THIS RADIO STATION MUST BE DISCONTINUED 
IMMEDIATELY.

You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond 
with any evidence that you have authority to operate granted by 
the FCC.  Your response should be sent to the address in the 
letterhead and reference the listed case.  Under the Privacy Act 
of 1974, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3), we are informing you that the 
Commission's staff will use all relevant material information 
before it to determine what, if any, enforcement action is 
required to ensure your compliance with FCC Rules.  This will 
include any information that you disclose in your reply.

You may contact this office if you have any questions.




                              Fred L. Broce
                              District Director 
                              Atlanta Field Office