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                       FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                 WESTERN REGION

                         San Francisco District Office
                         5653 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 105

                           Pleasanton, CA 94588-8543

                                 June 14, 2011

   City of Woodland

   Woodland, California 95695

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-11-SF-0024

   Document Number: W201132960006

   The San Francisco Office received information that unlicensed microwave
   radio stations on the following frequencies were allegedly operating in
   Woodland, CA.

                                    Table 1.


      Frequency (GHz)                                      
                                     Location              
     and Polarization                                      

     19.380 Vertical     Water Pollution Control Facility  

     19.380 Horizontal   Community Center                  

     19.460 Vertical     MSC                               

     19.540 Vertical     Fire Station 2                    

     19.620 Vertical     Police Department                 


                                    Table 2.


     Frequency (GHz) and Polarization      Location     

     17.820 Vertical                    Fire Station 3  

     17.820 Horizontal                  Fire Station 3  

     17.900 Vertical                    Fire Station 3  

     17.980 Vertical                    Fire Station 3  

     18.060 Vertical                    Fire Station 3  


   On April 13, 2011, agents from this office observed the microwave radio
   equipment installed by the City of Woodland and interviewed the
   Information Systems Administrator for the City of Woodland, who admitted
   that the frequencies as listed in Table1 and Table 2 had been in use by
   the City of Woodland, Woodland, CA. The Commission's records showed that
   at that time no licenses were issued for operation of fixed microwave
   stations at those locations and on those frequencies to the City of
   Woodland, in Woodland, CA.

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S: 301.
   The only exception to this licensing requirement is for certain
   transmitters using or operating at a power level that complies with the
   standards established in Part 15 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. S:S:
   15.1 et seq. Your operation on the frequencies listed above was on fixed
   microwave frequencies, which require a license issued by the FCC to
   operate. Thus, these stations were operating in violation of 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 of this illegal
   operation to severe penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial
   monetary forfeitures, 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.

   Thomas N. Van Stavern

   District Director

   San Francisco District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   Attachments:

   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005