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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   ) File No.: EB-09-PA-0157

   Hinkletown Mennonite Church    )

   ) Citation No.: C200932400003

   Ephrata, Pennsylvania  )


   Released: September 11, 2009

   By the District Director,  Philadelphia Office, Northeast 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 Hinkletown
       Mennonite Church ("Hinkletown")  for violation of Section 15.5(b) of
       the Commission's Rules ("Rules").

    2. On August  12, 2009, the Enforcement Bureau's Philadelphia Office
       received a complaint from Capital Area Communications  ("Capital")
       that emissions from an unidentified radio transmitter were causing
       harmful interference to  Capital's radio transmitting equipment  on
       the frequency  72.4 MHz. Capital is authorized by the Commission under
       call sign KTI564 to operate the radio transmitter in Ephrata,
       Pennsylvania at the coordinates 40o  10' 27.30" North Latitude 076 o 
       09' 29.8" West Longitude. During the  investigation on  August 13,
       2009, the FCC agent determined that the source of the interfering
       emissions was a Telex  SoundMate synthesized transmitter device (Model
       ST-200, FCC ID # B5DM508) that Hinkletown was operating at 2031
       Division Highway, Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522.

    3. The Telex  SoundMate synthesized transmitter device, Model ST-200, is
       a Part 15 non-licensed intentional radiator. Section 15.5(b) of the
       Rules states that "[o]peration of an intentional, unintentional, or
       incidental radiator is subject to the conditions that no harmful
       interference is caused... ." Section 15.3(m) of the Rules defines
       harmful interference as "any emission, radiation or induction that ...
       seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radio
       communications service operating in accordance with this chapter."
       Section 15.5(c) of the Rules requires that "[t]he operator of the
       radio frequency device shall be required to cease operating the device
       upon notification by a Commission representative that the device is
       causing harmful interference. Operation shall not resume until the
       condition causing the harmful interference has been corrected." 

    4. You are hereby notified that operation of the Telex  SoundMate
       synthesized transmitter device, Model ST-200,  was causing harmful
       interference to a licensed service, such that the licensed service was
       seriously degraded, in violation of Section 15.5(b) of the Rules.  You
       are hereby also notified that operation of the Telex  SoundMate
       synthesized transmitter device, Model ST-200 must be stopped until the
       cause of the harmful interference has been corrected, in accordance
       with Section 15.5(c) of the Rules.

    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. Hinkletown  may request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which
       is  Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Northeast
       Region, One Oxford Valley, Suite 404, 2300 East Lincoln Highway,
       Langhorne, PA  19047.  Hinkletown  may contact this office by
       telephone, (XXX) XXXX-XXXX to schedule this interview, which must take
       place within 14 days of this Citation. Hinkletown  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-09-PA-0157  when corresponding with the Commission.

    7. 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.

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


   Gene J. Stanbro

   District Director

   Philadelphia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

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

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

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

   47 C.F.R. S: 15.3(m).

   47 C.F.R. S: 15.5(c).

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

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

   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