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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   )

   Fisher Wireless Services Inc. ) File No. EB-10-LA-0045

   )

   Licensee of Radio Station WQEL622 ) NOV No. V201032900013

   )

   La Cresenta, CA

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: May  21, 2010

   By the District Director, Los Angeles Office, Western Region, Enforcement
   Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Fisher Wireless Services Inc.,
       licensee of radio station WQEL622, La Cresenta, California.

    2. On, March 25, April 9, and May 7, 2010, in response to a complaint, an
       agent from the Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles Office monitored the
       frequency 461.900 MHz , and a station identifying with callsign
       WQEL622, located in the Angeles National Forest north of La Cresenta,
       California, area and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.403(e): "Licensees shall take reasonable precautions
        to avoid causing harmful interference. This includes monitoring the
        transmitting frequency for communications in progress and such other
        measures as may be necessary to minimize the potential for causing
        interference." At the time of the investigation, station WQEL622
        transmitter was continuously transmitting a pulsing digitally
        modulated signal, on 461.900 MHz, a frequency shared with other
        licensees in the Los Angeles area. These pulsing transmissions were
        without breaks for several hours, and did not cease when other users
        attempted to use the frequency, creating the potential for
        interference and preventing the effective sharing of the frequency
        with other licensed users.

     b. 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." At
        the time of the investigation, the WQEL622 signal was monitored for
        several hours and was heard to identify with call sign in Morse code
        at intervals of 27 minutes.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Fisher Wireless
       Services Inc. 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
       Fisher Wireless Services Inc. 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

   Los Angeles Office

   18000 Studebaker Rd., Suite 660

   Cerritos, CA 90703

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Fisher Wireless Services Inc., 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.

   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles District Office

   Western 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

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