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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                 WESTERN REGION

                            Seattle District Office

                         11410 NE 122^nd Way, Suite 312

                               Kirkland, WA 98034

                                 (425) 820-6271

                                March  13, 2013

   SAFE Boats International, LLC

   Bremerton, WA 98312

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDWR-13-00006698

   Document Number: W201332980009

   On February 12, 2013, in response to an interference complaint from AT&T
   Wireless affecting the frequency range of 828 MHz to 833 MHz in Bremerton,
   Washington, agents from the Seattle Office investigated the source of the
   radio frequency interference and determined that it was emanating from an
   in-building bi-directional amplifier (BDA)^ installed at the SAFE Boats
   International's facility, 8800 SW Barney White Road, in Bremerton,
   Washington. During the interview with the Seattle agents, a SAFE Boats
   manager acknowledged the operation of a cellular BDA in this building.

   Section 22.383 of the Commission's Rules,^ which applies to cellular
   licensees like AT&T Wireless, provides that "[l]icensees may install and
   operate in-building radiation systems are within the protected service
   area of the licensee's authorized transmitter(s) on the same channel or
   channel block." A licensee's authority to install a BDA does not, without
   further authorization from the licensee, permit a subscriber to install a
   BDA. AT&T Wireless has informed the Commission that it did not provide you
   an authorization to install a BDA. Furthermore, Commission records show no
   license issued for operation of a radio station at this location in the
   800 MHz band.

   Operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC
   authorization or license is a violation of Section 301 of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended,^ and may subject the responsible
   parties to substantial monetary forfeitures, in rem arrest action against
   the offending radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including
   imprisonment.^ Because unlicensed operation creates a danger of
   interference to important radio communications services and may subject
   the operator to severe penalties, this warning emphasizes the importance
   of complying strictly with these legal requirements.


   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
   evidence that you have authority to operate granted by the FCC or have
   obtained consent from a licensed Common Carrier. To resolve the issue with
   respect to your authority to operate this device, and pursuant to Section
   403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,^ provide an explanation
   as to what has been done to correct the interference issue and to ensure
   that it will not recur.

   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.

   Binh Nguyen

   Acting District Director

   Seattle District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   ^ Section 22.99 of the Commission's Rules defines "in-building radiation
   systems" as "[s]upplementary systems comprising of low power transmitters,
   receivers, indoor antennas and/or leaky coaxial cable radiators, designed
   to improve service reliability inside buildings or structures located
   within the service areas of stations in the Public Mobile Services. ^ See
   47 C.F.R. S 22.99.

   ^ See 47 C.F.R. S 22.383.

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 301.

   ^ See 47 U.S.C. SS 401, 501, 503, 510.

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 403.