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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   ) File No.: EB-06-DV-110

   Midas Auto Service Experts )

   Centennial, Colorado ) Citation No.: C20063280003


                                                       Released: May 16, 2006

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

    1. This is an Official Citation issued pursuant to Section 503(b)(5) of
       the Communications Act of 1934, as amended ("Act"), to Midas Auto
       Service Experts ("Midas") for violation of Section 15.5(b) of the
       Commission's Rules ("Rules").

    2. Investigation by the Enforcement Bureau's Denver Office revealed that
       on April 7, 2006, a Part 15 device, located at a Midas store in
       Centennial, Colorado, was causing interference to aircraft approaching
       Denver International Airport on frequency 123.850 MHz.

    3. Section 15.5(b) of the Rules states "[o]peration of intentional,
       unintentional, or incidental radiator is subject to the condition[]
       that no harmful interference is caused ..." Midas' operation of this
       Part 15 device violates this section.

    4. On April 7, 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration's ("FAA's")
       Denver International Airport ("DIA") Spectrum Manager reported
       interference to aircraft approaching a DIA runway on 123.850 MHz.
       Later that day, agents from the Denver Office investigated the
       allegation and located the interfering signal on 123.850 MHz to a
       Midas store in Centennial, Colorado. Further investigation revealed
       that the source of the interfering signal was a Hunter DSP 400 Wheel
       Alignment System, which was acting as an unintentional radiator. The
       wheel alignment system was also found to be producing a signal on
       108.500 MHz, a frequency the FAA uses for their Instrument Landing

    5. Violations of the Act or the Commission's Rules may subject the
       violator to substantial monetary forfeitures, seizure of equipment
       through in rem forfeiture action, and criminal sanctions, including

    6. Pursuant to Sections 4(i), 4(j), and 403 of the Act, Midas is directed
       to provide a complete description of the actions taken to prevent the
       harmful interference caused to the FAA within fourteen (14) days from
       the date of this Citation.

    7. Midas may request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which is
       Federal Communications Commission, 215 South Wadsworth Boulevard,
       Suite 303, Lakewood, Colorado, 80226. Midas may contact this office by
       telephone, (303) 231-5212, to schedule this interview, which must take
       place within 14 days of this Citation. Midas may also submit a written
       statement to the above address within 14 days of the date of this
       Citation. Any written statements should specify what actions have been
       taken to correct the violation outlined above. Please reference file
       number EB-06-DV-110 when corresponding with the Commission.

    8. Any statement or information provided by you may be used by the
       Commission to determine if further enforcement action is required. Any
       knowingly or willfully false statement made in reply to this Citation
       is punishable by fine or imprisonment.

    9. IT IS ORDERED that copies of this Citation shall be sent by First
       Class U.S. Mail and Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested to Midas
       Auto Service Experts at its address of record.


   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director, Denver District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S 503(b)(5).

   47 C.F.R. S 15.5(b).

   47 C.F.R. S 15.1 et seq.

   47 C.F.R. S 1.80(b)(3).

   47 U.S.C. SS 401, 501, 503, 510.

   47 U.S.C. SS 154(i), 154(j), 403.

   47 U.S.C. S 503(b)(5).

   See Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. S 552a(e)(3).

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

                       Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission