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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   ) File No.: EB-06-LA-148

   John M. Friese d/b/a Audio Video Clinic )

   ) Citation No.: C20073290002

   Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 )


                                                  Released: November 28, 2006

   By the District Director, Los Angeles 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 John M. Friese
       ("Friese") for violation of Section 302(b) of the Act and Section
       2.803(a)(1) of the Rules.

    2. An investigation by the Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles Office
       revealed that on August 29, 2006, Friese marketed various FM broadcast
       transmitters (88-108 MHz) assembled from Ramsey Electronics kits,
       models FM100B, FM25B and FM30B. According to the Commission's records,
       these devices have not received an FCC equipment authorization, which
       is required for FM transmitters marketed in the United States.

    3. Section 302(b) of the Act states: "[n]o person shall manufacture,
       import, sell, offer for sale, or ship devices or home electronic
       equipment and systems, or use devices, which fail to comply with
       regulations promulgated pursuant to this section." Section 2.803(a)(1)
       of the Rules provides that " person shall sell or lease, or offer
       for sale or lease (including advertising for sale or lease), or
       import, ship, or distribute for the purpose of selling or leasing or
       offering for sale or lease, any radio frequency device unless: (1) In
       the case of a device subject to certification, such device has been
       authorized by the Commission in accordance with the rules in this
       chapter and is properly identified and labeled . . . ." Friese's
       marketing of the devices described above violates both of these

    4. 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

    5. Friese may request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which is
       Federal Communications Commission, 18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 660,
       Cerritos, CA 90703. Friese may contact this office by telephone, XXX
       XXX-XXXX, to schedule this interview, which must take place within 14
       days of this Citation. Friese 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 violations outlined above. Please reference file number
       EB-06-LA-148 when corresponding with the Commission.

    6. 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.

    7. IT IS ORDERED that copies of this Citation shall be sent by First
       Class U.S. Mail and Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, to John
       M. Friese at his address of record.


   Catherine Deaton

   District Director, Los Angeles District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

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

   47 U.S.C. S 302a(b).

   47 C.F.R. SS 2.803(a)(1).

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

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

   47 U.S.C. 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