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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   )

   Avis Budget Group )

   )  File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00004799

   Licensee of Station WQPF596 )

   )

   Tukwila, Washington ) NOV No. V201332980001

   )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: December  6, 2012

   By the Acting District Director, Seattle Office, Western Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules), to Avis Budget Group, licensee of
       radio station WQPF596 in Tukwila, Washington. Pursuant to Section
       1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this Notice does not preclude the
       Enforcement Bureau from further action if warranted, including issuing
       a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for the violations noted
       herein.

    2. On October 1, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Seattle
       Office inspected radio station WQPF596, located at 15820 International
       Boulevard, Tukwila, Washington, and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 1.903(a): "Stations in the Wireless Radio Services must
        be used and operated only in accordance with the rules applicable to
        their particular service as set forth in this title and with a valid
        authorization granted by the Commission under the provisions of this
        part, except as specified in paragraph (b) of this section." Avis
        Budget Group is operating a fixed repeater station, Motorola model
        MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus, on the frequencies 463.6750 MHz, and on
        463.5875 MHz. The radio station license, WQPF596, authorizes
        conventional operation, type "IG," on these frequencies, whereas this
        repeater station is operating in the trunked mode, type "YG."

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.403(e): "Licensees shall take reasonable precautions
        to avoid causing harmful interference. This includes monitoring the
        transmitting frequency for communications in progress and such other
        measures as may be necessary to minimize the potential for causing
        interference." At the time of the on-scene investigation on October
        1, 2012, the station WQPF596 transmitter was repeatedly transmitting
        a pulsing digitally modulated signal approximately once every 1.9
        seconds, with a transmission duration of approximately one-fourth of
        a second, on 463.6750 MHz, a frequency shared with another licensee,
        WPKS622 in the Puget Sound area. These pulsing transmissions
        continued without breaks for several hours, creating the potential
        for harmful interference and preventing the effective sharing of the
        frequency with the other licensed user, WPKS622.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.425(a): "Except as provided for in paragraphs (d) and
        (e) of this section, each station or system shall be identified by
        the transmission of the assigned call sign during each transmission
        or exchange of transmissions, or once each 15 minutes (30 minutes in
        the Public Safety Pool) during periods of continuous operation." At
        the time of the investigation, the WQPF596 signal was monitored for
        several hours and was heard to identify with call sign in Morse Code
        only at intervals of 30 minutes.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional information
       concerning the violations and any remedial actions taken. Therefore,
       Avis Budget Group must submit a written statement concerning this
       matter within twenty (20) days of release of this Notice. The response
       (i) must fully explain each violation, including all relevant
       surrounding facts and circumstances, (ii) must contain a statement of
       the specific action(s) taken to correct each violation and preclude
       recurrence, and (iii) must include a time line for completion of any
       pending corrective action(s). The response must be complete in itself 
       and must not be abbreviated by reference to other communications or
       answers to other notices.

    4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct Avis Budget
       Group to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or
       declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of Avis Budget Group with personal knowledge of the
       representations provided in Avis Budget Group's response, verifying
       the truth and accuracy of the information therein, and confirming that
       all of the information requested by this Notice which is in the
       licensee's possession, custody, control, or knowledge has been
       produced. To knowingly and willfully make any false statement or
       conceal any material fact in reply to this Notice is punishable by
       fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

    5. 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

   Seattle District Office

   11410 NE 122nd Way, Suite 312

   Kirkland, Washington 98034

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Avis Budget Group at its address of
       record.

    7. 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.

   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

   Leo Cirbo

   Acting District Director

   Seattle Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(a).

   47 U.S.C. S: 308(b).

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(c).

   Section 1.16 of the Rules provides that "[a]ny document to be filed with
   the Federal Communications Commission and which is required by any law,
   rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported, evidenced,
   established or proved by a written sworn declaration, verification,
   certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the person making the same,
   may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the unsworn
   declaration, certification, verification, or statement in writing of such
   person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the declarant as
   true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially the following
   form . . . : `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of
   perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date).
   (Signature)'." 47 C.F.R. S: 1.16.

   18 U.S.C. S: 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. S: 1.17.

   P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3).

   Federal Communications Commission

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