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                       FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                             Columbia Field Office

                              9200 Farm House Lane

                               Columbia, MD 21046

                                  May 6, 2011

   Geoffrey Healy

   2955 Hoffman Mill Road

   Hampstead, Maryland

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-11-CF-0044

   Document Number: W201132340002

   On April 21, 2011, this office received an interference complaint from
   Verizon Wireless concerning a signal on the frequency 841.650 MHz that was
   degrading communications to their cellular radio signals in Hampstead,
   Maryland. The Verizon engineer reported that he had traced the
   interference to a bi-directional amplifier ("BDA") to a residence located
   at 2955 Hoffman Mill Road, Hampstead, MD. In response to the interference
   complaint, agents from the Columbia Office, using mobile direction finding
   techniques, confirmed that the interference was emanating from your
   residence at 2955 Hoffman Mill Road, Hampstead, MD.

   Verizon Wireless has a license to provide cellular communications in the
   Hampstead, MD area. Section 22.383 of the Commission's Rules, which
   applies to public mobile service licensees like Verizon Wireless, provides
   that "[l]icensees may install in-building radiation systems without
   applying for authorization or notifying the FCC, provided that the
   locations of the in-building radiation systems are within the protected
   service area of the licensee's authorized transmitter(s) on the same
   channel or channel block."  A licensee's authority to install a BDA does
   not, without further authorization from the licensee, permit a subscriber
   to install a BDA.

   Verizon Wireless has informed the Commission that it did not provide you
   an authorization to install a BDA. Furthermore, Commission records show no
   license issued for operation of a radio station at this location in the
   800 MHz band.

   Operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC
   authorization or license is a violation of Section 301 of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and may subject the responsible
   parties to substantial monetary forfeitures, in rem arrest action against
   the offending radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including
   imprisonment. Because unlicensed operation creates a danger of
   interference to important radio communications services and may subject
   the operator to severe penalties, this warning emphasizes the importance
   of complying strictly with these legal requirements.

   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
   510).

   UNLICENSED OPERATION OF THIS RADIO STATION MUST BE DISCONTINUED
   IMMEDIATELY.

   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.

   Salomon Satche

   District Director

   Columbia Field Office

   Northeast Region

   Attachments:

   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   47 C.F.R. S: 22.383.

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.

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