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                       FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                        762002857500ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                                WESTERN REGION

                                Seattle Office
                        11410 NE 122[nd] Way, Suite 312
                            Kirkland, WA 98034-6927
                                 (425)820-6271
                                       
                               January 17, 2014


Leonid Lytvynchuk
Everett, Washington 98204

                        NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

	Case Number:  EB-FIELDWR-14-00013037
	Document Number:  W201432980001

The Seattle Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 1.710 kHz was allegedly operating in Everett, WA.  On December 13, 2013, agents from this office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 1710 kHz were emanating from your residence.  The Commission's records show that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station at this location on 1710 kHz in Everett, WA.   

Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 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. §§  15.1 et seq.  The field strength of the signal on frequency 1710 kHz exceeded the allowable unlicensed limit of 100 uV/m at 30 meters established in section 15.223(a) for operation on 1710 kHz, 47 C.F.R §§ 15.223(a), as well as the general unlicensed limit of 30 uV/m at 30 meters established in Section 15.209(a) for operation on 1710 kHz, 47 C.F.R § 15.209(a).  Thus, this station is operating in violation of 47 U.S.C. § 301.

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. §§ 401, 501, 503 and 510).

UNLICENSED OPERATION OF THIS RADIO STATION MUST BE DISCONTINUED IMMEDIATELY.

You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with proof of your license or 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. § 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.



Leo Cirbo
Acting District Director 
Seattle Office





Attachments:
	Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
	Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005