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                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                       ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                        NORTHEAST REGION

                      Columbia Field Office
                      9200 Farm House Lane
                       Columbia, MD 21046
                                       

                        January 11, 2006


CERTIFIED MAIL NO.:  7002 0460 0000 3315 2269
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
AND FIRST CLASS U.S. MAIL

Harold L. Love
Herndon, VA

                 NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

                                   Case Number:  EB-05-CF-391
                                   Document Number:  W20063234001

The Columbia Field Office received information that an unlicensed 
broadcast radio station on 88.3 MHz was allegedly operating in 
Herndon, VA.  On December 20, 2005, agents from this office 
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on 
frequency 88.3 MHz were emanating from your residence in Herndon, 
VA.  The Commission's records show that no license was issued for 
operation of a broadcast station on 88.3 MHz at this location in 
Herndon, VA.

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 
field strength of the signal on frequency 88.3 MHz was measured 
at 12,704 V/m at 91 meters, which exceeded the maximum permitted 
level of 250 microvolts per meter (V/m) at 3 meters for non-
licensed devices.  Thus, this station is operating in violation 
of 47 U.S.C.  301.

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 and document number.  
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.



Charles C. Magin
District Director 
Columbia Field Office





Attachments:
     Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
     Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2003