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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Zoological Society of Philadelphia ) File No. EB-09-PA-0228

   Licensee of Radio Station WQJA821 )

   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ) NOV No. V201032400006



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: November 9, 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 Zoological Society of
       Philadelphia ("Philadelphia Zoo"), licensee of radio station WQJA821.

    2. On October 15, 2009, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Philadelphia
       Office, responding to a complaint of an unmodulated carrier on the
       frequency 464.65 MHz, inspected radio station WQJA821 licensed to the
       Zoological Society of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The
       FCC agent found the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 1.903(a): "Stations in the Wireless Radio Services 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...." At the time of
        inspection, the Philadelphia Zoo was operating a 250 watt base
        station radio transceiver with the frequency 464.65 MHz. The
        Philadelphia Zoo is licensed to operate only mobile radios on 464.65
        MHz with an authorized output power of 40 watts.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.403(f): "Stations licensed in this part shall not
        continuously radiate an unmodulated carrier except where required for
        tests as permitted in S: 90.405...." During the inspection on October
        15, 2009, the agent determined that the Philadelphia Zoo was
        radiating an unmodulated carrier on the frequency 464.65 MHz that was
        not associated with testing or maintenance of the radio system.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, the Zoological
       Society of Philadelphia 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

   Federal Communications Commission

   Philadelphia Office

   One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

   2300 East Lincoln Highway

   Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

    4. This Notice shall be sent to the Zoological Society of Philadelphia at
       its 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.


   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