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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                              Philadelphia Office

                     One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

                           2300 East Lincoln Highway

                         Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

                                December 8, 2009

   Tamaqua Area School District

   Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-09-PA-0252

   Document Number: W201032400003

   On October 29, 2009, the Commission's Philadelphia Office received a
   complaint alleging that Tamaqua Area School District was operating on the
   unauthorized Land Mobile Radio Service frequencies 467.875 MHz and 467.925
   MHz. On November 12, 2009, agents inspected the radio communications
   equipment at Tamaqua Area School District and found that the school
   district was operating Motorola Radius CP200 two-way radios on the
   frequencies 467.875 MHz, 467.925 MHz and 468.750 MHz.  The Commission's
   records show that Tamaqua Area School District is not authorized to
   operate radio transmitting equipment on the frequencies 467.875 MHz,
   467.925 MHz and 468.750 MHz.  

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S: 301.
   You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting equipment
   without a valid radio station authorization constitutes a violation of the
   Federal laws cited above and could subject the operator to severe
   penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial monetary fines, in
   rem arrest action against the offending radio equipment, and criminal
   sanctions including imprisonment. (see 47 U.S.C. S:S: 401, 501, 503 and

   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
   evidence that you have authority to operate granted by the FCC. Your
   response should be sent to the address in the letterhead and reference the
   listed case and document number. Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C.
   S: 552a(e)(3), we are informing you that the Commission's staff will use
   all relevant material information before it to determine what, if any,
   enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance with FCC Rules.
   This will include any information that you disclose in your reply.

   You may contact this office if you have any questions.

   Gene J. Stanbro

   District Director

   Philadelphia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2003