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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   County of Somerset ) File No. EB-09-PA-0102

   Licensee of Radio Station KCQ249 )

   Bridgewater Township, New Jersey ) NOV No. V200932400018



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: June 16, 2009

   By the District Director, Philadelphia Office, Northeast Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to the County of Somerset, licensee of
       radio station KCQ249 in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey.

    2. Based on a Commission licensee's complaint of radio interference,
       agents of the Commission's Philadelphia Office monitored radio station
       KCQ249 located in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey on the frequency
       154.680 MHz and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 1.903(a): "Stations in the Wireless Radio Service must
        be used and operated only in accordance with the rules applicable to
        their particular service as set forth in this title and with a valid
        authorization granted by the Commission under the provisions of this
        part..." According to the station license for KCQ249, the County of
        Somerset is authorized to operate a base station on the frequency
        154.680 MHz at 20 Grove Street, Somerville, New Jersey. At the time
        of inspection, agents determined that the County of Somerset operated
        a base station on 156.840 MHz off Millers Lane, Bridgewater Township,
        New Jersey.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.405(a): "Stations licensed in this part may transmit
        only ... Communications directly related and necessary to those
        activities which make the licensee eligible for the station license
        held under this part." On June 1, 2009, agents used direction finding
        techniques to determine that the County of Somerset was transmitting
        superfluous communications on the frequency 154.680 MHz.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.425(a): "Except as provided for in paragraphs (d) and
        (e) of this section, each station or system shall be identified by
        the transmission of the assigned call sign during each transmission
        or exchange of transmissions, or once each 15 minutes (30 minutes in
        the Public Safety Pool) during periods of continuous operation. The
        call sign shall be transmitted by voice in the English language or by
        International Morse Code in accordance with paragraph (b) of this
        section...." On June 1, 2009, between 12:20 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.,
        agents observed that the County of Somerset did not transmit its call
        sign identification KCQ249 on the frequency 154.680 MHz.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, the County of
       Somerset must submit a written statement concerning this matter within
       twenty (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 a
       principal or officer of the licensee. 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

   Philadelphia Office

   One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

   2300 East Lincoln Highway

   Langhorne, PA 19047

    4. This Notice shall be sent to the County of Somerset at its address of

    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.


   Gene J. Stanbro

   District Director

   Philadelphia District Office

   Northeast 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


                       Federal Communications Commission