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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                            Chicago District Office

                     1550 North Northwest Highway, Room 306

                           Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

                                 (847) 813-4660

                                  June 4, 2013

   Edwin & Teresita Ruiz

   416 Orchard Avenue via Certified Return Receipt Requested

   Oswego, Illinois 60543-0886 and First Class Mail

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-13-00008449

   Document Number: W201332320003

   The Chicago District Office received information that an unlicensed
   broadcast radio station on 1600 kHz was allegedly operating in Oswego,
   Illinois. On May 2, 2013, an agent from this office confirmed by direction
   finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 1600 kHz were emanating
   from 416 Orchard Avenue, Oswego, Illinois. The Commission's records show
   that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station at this
   location on 1600 kHz in Oswego, Illinois.

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S 301.
   The only 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. SS
   15.1 et seq. The field strength of the signal on frequency 1600  kHz was
   measured at 8400 microvolts per meter (uV/m ) at 89 meters, which exceeds
   the maximum permitted level of 15.0 uV/m at 30 meters established in
   Section 15.209(a) of the Rules (See 47 C.F.R. S15.209(a).

   In addition, 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." The source of the 1600 kHz signal is a vertical whip antenna
   approximately 3 meters long, mounted atop a 50 foot tower in the backyard
   of 416 Orchard Avenue. The total length of the antenna and transmission
   line exceeds the 3 meter restriction in Section 15.219(b) of the Rules.
   See 47 C.F.R. 15.219(b).

   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.
   SS 401, 501, 503 and 510.)


   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. 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.

   James M. Roop

   District Director

   Chicago District Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005