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                       FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                                Columbia Office

                              9200 Farm House Lane

                            Columbia, Maryland 21046

                                 April 23, 2012

   Frank Edward Knight

   Springfield, Virginia

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-12-00000485

   Document Number: W201232340004

   The Columbia Office received a complaint alleging that your Citizens Band
   (CB) radio station was being operated illegally in Springfield, Virginia.
   As described below, agents from the Enforcement Bureau's Columbia Office
   found during an investigation that you were operating your CB station at
   your residence in Springfield, Virginia in a manner that voided your
   authorization to operate.

   CB Rule 11, 47 C.F.R. S: 95.411, provides that CB operators shall not
   attach to their CB stations external radio frequency power amplifiers
   (linear amplifiers) or any other devices which are capable of amplifying a
   CB station's signal  and that use of a linear amplifier voids the
   authority to operate.  Operators are presumed to have used a linear
   amplifier if the linear amplifier is in the operator's possession or on
   the operator's premises and there is other evidence that the station was
   operated overpowered. On March 7, 2012, agents from this office conducted
   an inspection of your CB station and observed that a linear amplifier,
   which had an output power of 400 watts, was attached to your CB station.
   You admitted to the agents that you used the linear amplifier.

   You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting equipment
   without a valid radio station authorization constitutes a violation of 47
   U.S.C. S: 301 and could subject you 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 AND SHALL NOT RESUME.

   Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Act, you have 15 days from the date of
   this letter to respond advising what corrective actions you have taken to
   eliminate the observed violations of Commission Rules. 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 Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   Attachments:

   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   47 C.F.R. S: 95.411(a).

   47 C.F.R. S: 95.411(b).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 95.411(c).

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