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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Region 1 Translator Association ) File No. EB-11-DV-0020


   Licensee of Television Translator Station K53IY )


   Facility ID # 55612 )

   ) NOV No. V201132800015

   Julesburg, Colorado )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: July 25, 2011

   By the District Director, Denver Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Region 1 Translator Association
       ("Region 1"), licensee of television translator station K53IY in
       Julesburg, Colorado.

    2. On June 17, 2011, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver Office
       inspected television translator station K53IY located at Ovid,
       Colorado, and observed the following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 74.703(c): "It shall be the responsibility of the
        licensee of a low power TV, TV translator, or TV booster station to
        correct any condition of interference which results from the
        radiation of radio frequency energy outside its assigned channel.
        Upon notice by the FCC to the station licensee or operator that such
        interference is caused by spurious emissions of the station,
        operation of the station shall be immediately suspended and not
        resumed until the interference has been eliminated. However, short
        test transmissions may be made during the period of suspended
        operation to check the efficacy of remedial measures." During the
        inspection conducted on June 17, 2011, the Denver agent determined
        that spurious emissions generated by K53IY caused interference to the
        Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity ("SMOS") satellite operated by the
        European Space Agency ("ESA"). Region 1 suspended operation of K53IY
        when notified by the Denver agent.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Region 1 must
       submit a written statement concerning this matter within 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
       Region 1. 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

   Denver Office

   215 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Suite 303

   Lakewood, CO 80226

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Region 1 Translator Association 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.


   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver 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


                       Federal Communications Commission