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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                              South Central Region

                       1457 Mount Pleasant Rd. Suite 113

                           Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

                                December 3, 2013

   Nick Orfanidis

   Crowley Maritime Corporation

   9487 Regency Square Blvd.

   Jacksonville, FL 32225

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDSCR-13-00012324

   Document Number: W201432640001

   On November 21, 2013, in response to an interference complaint from
   Verizon Wireless, an agent from this office confirmed by direction finding
   techniques that radio signals on 700 MHz Block C (776-787 MHz) were
   emanating from a US Navy ship located at Pier 13 of the Joint
   Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story in Norfolk, Virginia. Upon an
   investigation aboard the ship, the agent found a bi-directional amplifier
   (BDA) or signal booster in use.^ Your Port Engineer, and other personnel
   present during the investigation admitted to operating a SureCall
   CM5000-80 BDA onboard the ship and discontinued operations.

   Verizon Wireless has a license to provide cellular communications on the
   frequency 780.000 MHz. Section 22.383 of the Commission's rules (Rules),
   which applies to public mobile service licensees like Verizon, provides
   that "[l]icensees may install in-building radiation systems without
   applying for authorization or notifying the FCC, provided that the
   locations of the 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 permit a subscriber to install a BDA, unless that subscriber has
   received explicit consent from the licensee to do so. Your employee(s)
   were unable to provide the FCC agent with evidence that you had consent
   from Verizon Wireless to install a BDA. Verizon Wireless also confirmed
   that it did not authorize you to install a BDA.

   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 issues
   with respect to your authority to operate this device, and pursuant to
   Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,^ provide any
   agreements made with any cellular carrier to operate the system and
   include any relevant documents. Identify the make, model, serial number,
   and FCC ID of each piece of equipment in use during the inspection,
   including the antennas, if applicable.

   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 Rules. This will include any information that you disclose in your

   You may contact this office if you have any questions.


   Luther Bolden

   Resident Agent

   Norfolk Office

   South Central Region


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   ^ ^ Section 22.99 of the Rules defines "signal booster" as a "stationary
   device that automatically reradiates signals from base transmitters
   without channel translation, for the purpose of improving the reliability
   of existing service by increasing the signal strength in dead spots." 47
   C.F.R. S 22.99.

   ^ ^ 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.