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                       Federal Communications Commission

                               Enforcement Bureau

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                              Philadelphia Office

                     One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

                           2300 East Lincoln Highway

                         Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

                               October  28, 2013

   Fort Cherry Ambulance Service Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-13-00011360

   McDonald, Pennsylvania Document Number: W201432400001

                         NOTICE OF Unlicensed Operation

   The Enforcement Bureau's Philadelphia Office received information alleging
   that Fort Cherry Ambulance Service (Fort Cherry) was operating radio
   transmitting equipment on the frequency 155.295 MHz without authorization.
   On September  12, 2013, agents from the Philadelphia Office conducted an
   inspection of the radio transmitting equipment at the Fort Cherry in
   McDonald, Pennsylvania, and found that its base station was programmed
   with the frequency 155.295 MHz. The agents also found that Fort Cherry was
   operating an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) transmitter link system on the
   frequency 467.3875 MHz at the Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Company
   in Hickory, Pennsylvania without authorization.^ A review of the
   Commission's records showed that no license was issued to Fort Cherry for
   operation of a station on 155.295 MHz or 467.3875 MHz at either McDonald,
   PA, or Hickory, PA.

   Radio transmitting equipment must be licensed by the FCC. You are hereby
   warned that 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. Your
   response should be sent to the address in the letterhead and reference the
   listed case 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.

   David C. Dombrowski

   District Director

   Philadelphia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   ^ The UHF transmitter link system was used to receive uplink transmissions
   on the frequency 155.295 MHz at the Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire
   Company in Hickory, Pennsylvania and then retransmit on the frequency
   467.3875 MHz back to Fort Cherry's base station in McDonald, Pennsylvania.

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 301.

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

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

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