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                       FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                 WESTERN REGION

                               Los Angeles Office

                        18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 660

                               Cerritos, CA 90703

                                 (562) 860-7474

                                 July 11, 2012

   Desert Christian Schools

   Lancaster, CA 93534

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

                                          Case Number: EB-FIELDWR-12-00002784

                                               Document Number: W201232900007

   The Los Angeles Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast
   radio station on 1610 kHz was allegedly operating in Lancaster, CA. On
   June 13, 2012, agents from this office confirmed by direction finding
   techniques that radio signals on frequency 1610 kHz were emanating from
   44662 15th Street W, Lancaster, CA. The Commission's records show that no
   license was issued for operation of a broadcast station at this location
   on 1610 kHz in Lancaster, CA.

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S: 301.
   An 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. The field strength of the signal on frequency 1610 kHz  was measured
   at 2,060  microvolts per meter (uV/m) at  134  meters, which exceeded the
   maximum permitted level of 14.9 uV/m (24,000/1610) at 30 meters
   established in Section 15.209(a) of the Rules (see 47 C.F.R. S:
   15.209(a)).

   Another exception for some transmitters operating in the 510 kHz to 1705
   kHz band is found in 47 C.F.R. S: 15.219. Specifically, Section 15.219(b)
   of the Rules states "the total length of the transmission line, antenna
   and ground lead (if used) shall not exceed 3 meters" (see 47 C.F.R. S:
   15.219(b)). The investigation by this office determined that the ground
   lead was longer than the length of a 2-story tall building, thereby,
   increasing the total length of the transmission line, antenna, and ground
   lead well beyond 3 meters. This installation violated Section 15.219(b) of
   the Rules.

   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 to this
   notice 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.

   Paul Oei

   Acting District Director

   Los Angeles Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   Attachments:

   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005