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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Noank Village Boatyard )

   Licensee of Maritime Radio Station WDE3524 ) File No. EB-11-BS-0038

   Owner of Vessel "Sixpenny" )

   Noank, Connecticut ) NOV No. V201232260001


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: October 24, 2011

   By the District Director, Boston Office, Northeast Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to Noank Village Boatyard, licensee of
       Maritime Radio Station WDE3524, and owner of the vessel "Sixpenny,"
       located in Noank, Connecticut.

    2. On June 24, 2011, in response to an interference complaint, an agent
       of the Commission's Boston Office used direction finding techniques
       and identified the source of the interference as the vessel "Sixpenny"
       docked at the Noank Village Boatyard in Noank, Connecticut, and
       observed the following violation:

   47 C.F.R. S: 80.89 (d): "Stations must not: When using telephony, transmit
   signals or communications not addressed to a particular station or
   stations. This provision does not apply to the transmission of distress,
   alarm, urgency, or safety signals or messages, or to test transmissions."
   The agent determined that a VHF transmitter installed on "Sixpenny" was
   transmitting a continuous unmodulated carrier on VHF Marine Channel 16
   (156.8 MHz), the International and Distress Calling Frequency. The
   transmission was not conducted as a test or for distress or emergency

    3. Pursuant to section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Noank Village
       Boatyard, 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 the
       owner or an authorized officer of the Noank Village Boatyard. 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

   Boston Office

   1 Batterymarch Park, Suite 102

   Quincy, MA 02169

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Noank Village Boatyard at their 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.


   Dennis Loria

   District Director

   Boston Office

   Northeast 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