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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                              SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

                                  Miami Office

                                P.O. Box 520617

                                Miami, FL 33152

                               September 9, 2013

   Lee Pennington

   West Palm Beach, FL

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDSCR-13-00010892

   Document Number: W201332600001

   The Miami Office received information from the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami,
   FL that a base station operating on 156.8 MHz was causing interference to
   Marine Channel 16 on frequency 156.8 MHz.^ On August 29, 2013, agents from
   this office determined by using direction finding techniques that radio
   signals on 156.8 MHz were emanating from a base station operated by you
   from your residence in West Palm Beach, FL. You admitted operating and
   ceased operation of the base station during the inspection. The
   Commission's records indicate that no license has been issued to Lee
   Pennington in West Palm Beach, FL to operate any radio station on 156.8

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S 301.
   There are no exceptions to this requirement on 156.8 MHz.^

   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 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. (See 47 U.S.C. SS 401, 501, 503 and


   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.

   Michael Mattern

   Resident Agent

   Miami Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005

   See 47 C.F.R. S 80.373(f) (designating 156.800 as Marine Channel 16,
   distress, safety, and calling).

   Non-licensed Part 15 operations, except for spurious emissions, are
   prohibited between 156.7-156.9 MHz. See 47 C.F.R. S 15.205(a).