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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554


     In the Matter of                           )                          

                                                )                          

     Blane A. Armstrong                         )   File No. EB-06-DV-096  

     Licensee of Aircraft Radio Station N693V   )                          

     Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109              )    NOV No. V20063280012  

                                                )                          

                                                )                          

                                                )                          


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                     Released: April 28, 2006

   By the District Director, Denver Office, Western Region, Enforcement
   Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Blane A. Armstrong, licensee of
       aircraft radio station N693V.

    2. On March 31, 2006, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver Office
       located an active emergency locator transmitter to Hangar 4008 at the
       Santa Fe, New Mexico, Municipal Airport, and observed the following
       violation:

   a. 47 C.F.R. S 87.193: "Transmissions by emergency locator transmitters
   (ELTs) are intended to be actuated manually or automatically and operated
   automatically as part of an aircraft or a survival craft station as a
   locating aid for survival purposes." The ELT assigned to aircraft radio
   station N693V was activated in the absence of any actual emergency.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Blane A.
       Armstrong, must submit a written statement concerning this matter
       within 20 days of release of this Notice. The response must fully
       explain each violation, must contain a statement of the specific
       action(s) taken to correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and
       should include a time line for completion of pending corrective
       action(s). The response must be complete in itself and signed by Blane
       A. Armstrong. All replies and documentation sent in response to this
       Notice should be marked with the File No. and NOV No. specified above,
       and mailed to the following address:

   Federal Communications Commission

   Denver Office

   215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303

   Lakewood, CO 80226

    4. This Notice shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested,
       to Blane A. Armstrong at his address of record.

    5. The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that we advise you that the
       Commission will use all relevant material information before it,
       including any information disclosed in your reply, to determine what,
       if any, enforcement action is required to ensure compliance. Any false
       statement made knowingly and willfully in reply to this Notice is
       punishable by fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S 308(b).

   P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. S 552a(e)(3).

   18 U.S.C. S 1001 et seq.

   Federal Communications Commission

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                       Federal Communications Commission