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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Globe Wireless ) File No. EB-11-SF-0053

   Licensee of Radio Station KPH )

   Rio Vista, California )

   ) NOV No. V201132960014


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                 Released: September 29, 2011

   By the District Director, San Francisco 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 Globe Wireless, licensee of radio
       station KPH in Rio Vista, California.

    2. On April 6, 2011, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's San Francisco
       Office monitored radio station KPH located at 6762 Flannery Rd., Rio
       Vista, California and on April 12, 2011 the agents inspected KPH. The
       agents observed the following violations:

   a. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.89(a): "Stations must not: Engage in superfluous
   radiocommunication." Agents observed spurious emissions on several
   frequencies including (but not limited to) 12911 kHz, 12978 kHz, 13067
   kHz, 13251 kHz, 13340 kHz, and 13408 kHz. These spurious emissions were
   related to the KPH transmitter operating on 13159.4 kHz.

   b. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.89(f): "Stations must not: Transmit on frequencies or
   frequency bands not authorized on the current station license." A
   transmitter operating on the frequency 17211.4 kHz was operating at the
   Rio Vista, California location. This transmitter is not authorized at that
   location. Globe Wireless is licensed for 17211.4 kHz under the call sign
   KFS for Palo Alto, California.

    c. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.209(a)(3)(i): "The frequency tolerance requirements
       applicable to transmitters in the maritime services are shown in the
       following table. Tolerances are given as parts in 106 unless shown in
       Hz." The KPH transmitter authorized for 19730.5 kHz was operating on
       19730.558 kHz. This is 58 Hz from the authorized frequency which
       exceeds the tolerances listed in the following table.

         Frequency bands and categories of stations       Tolerances1  

     (3) Band 4000-27500 kHz:                                          

     (i) Coast stations and Alaska fixed stations:                     

     For single sideband and facsimile emissions          20 Hz.       

     For narrow-band direct printing and data emissions   10 Hz.2      

     For digital selective calling emissions              10 Hz.       

     For Morse telegraphy emissions                       10.          

     For all other emissions                              15 Hz.       

   1Transmitters authorized prior to January 2, 1990, with frequency
   tolerances equal to or better than those required after this date will
   continue to be authorized in the maritime services provided they retain
   approval and comply with the applicable standards in this part.

   2The frequency tolerance for narrow-band direct printing and data
   transmitters installed before January 2, 1992, is 15 Hz for coast stations
   and 20 Hz for ship stations. The frequency tolerance for narrow-band
   direct printing and data transmitters approved or installed after January
   1, 1992, is 10 Hz.

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

   San Francisco Office

   5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 105

   Pleasanton, California 94588-8543

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Globe Wireless 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.


   Thomas N. Van Stavern

   District Director

   San Francisco 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