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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                              NORTHEASTERN REGION

                           Columbia  District Office

                              9200 Farm House Lane

                               Columbia, MD 21046


                                 July 29, 2013

    (Sent via Certified Return Receipt Requested and First Class U.S. Mail)

   Custom Computers

   d/b/a Winchester Wireless

   Winchester, Virginia

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

                                         Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-13-00009170

   Document Number: W201332340002

   On May 29, 2013, in response to multiple interference complaints, an agent
   from the Enforcement Bureau's Columbia office inspected three transmitter
   sites operated by Custom Computers d/b/a Winchester Wireless in
   Winchester, Virginia.^ At all three locations, the agent observed radio
   emissions emanating in the 902-928 MHz band from Motorola Canopy systems
   connected to amplifiers manufactured by RF Linx, Inc.

   The FCC equipment authorization for Motorola Canopy 900 MHz AP modules
   (FCC ID ABZ89FC5809) limits the device to operations with  only certified
   external antennas within  the frequency range of 902 MHz to 928 MHz.  An
   external amplifier is not authorized for use with this Motorola Canopy
   system and therefore the use of such external amplifier violates Part 15
   of the Commission's rules ("Rules").^

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to section 301 of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act).^ The only exception to this
   licensing requirement is for certain transmitters using or operating at a
   power level or mode of operation that complies with the standards
   established in Part 15 of the Rules.^ Operation of an intentional
   radiator, such as the Motorola Canopy 900 MHz AP transmitter, not in
   accordance with the regulations in Part 15 of the Rules, requires a
   license pursuant to the provisions of section 301 of the Act.^
   Additionally, operation of an intentional radiator, such as the Motorola
   Canopy 900 MHz AP transmitter, that is not in compliance with the
   administrative and technical provisions of Part 15, including prior
   Commission authorizations, is prohibited under section 302 of the Act.^

   Operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid radio station
   authorization  or in a manner not in compliance with the limits and
   parameters of the device's equipment authorization, constitutes a
   violation of the Federal laws cited above and could subject the Winchester
   Wireless 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.^


   Winchester Wireless has ten (10) days from the date of this notice to
   respond with information detailing the type of equipment associated with
   the Motorola Canopy 900 MHz AP transmitter, including calculations
   concerning the total power output of the configuration in operation at the
   sites mentioned above. The response should also describe the steps
   Winchester Wireless  is taking to ensure that its operation at all
   locations serving the Winchester, VA area, complies with Part 15 of the
   Commission's rules.  Winchester Wireless's response should be sent to the
   address in the letterhead and reference the listed case and document
   number. Under the Privacy Act of 1974,^ we are informing you that the
   FCC'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 disclosed in
   the reply.

   Winchester Wireless may contact this office with any questions.

   Salomon Satche

   District Director

   Columbia District Office

   Northeastern Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   Attachments: Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, as amended

   ^ The transmitter sites were located at residences on Pepper Lane and
   Shawnee Trail  and at the company's main office at 2979 Valley Avenue.

   ^ 47 C.F.R. SS15.1, 15.204.

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 301.

   ^ 47 C.F.R. SS 15.1 et seq.

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S15.1(b); 47 U.S.C. S 301.

   ^ 47 C.F.R. 15.1(c), 47 U.S.C. S 302a.

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

   ^ 5 U.S.C. S 552a(e)(3).