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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                Northeast Region

                                 Detroit Office

                               24897 Hathaway St.

                        Farmington Hills, MI 48335-1552

                                October 9, 2014

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

   Steven Cherry

   Hamtramck, Michigan

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

                                         Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-14-00013074

                                               Document Number: W201532360001

   The Detroit Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio
   station on 1610 kHz was allegedly operating in Hamtramck, Michigan.
   October 1, 2014, agents from this office confirmed by direction finding
   techniques that radio signals on frequency 1610  kHz were emanating from
   your residence in Hamtramck, Michigan. The Commission's records show that
   no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 1610 kHz  at
   this location in  Hamtramck, Michigan.

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S 301.
   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 Commission's
   rules, 47 C.F.R. SS  15.1 et seq. The field strength of the signal on
   frequency 1610 kHz was measured at 30,000  microvolts per meter (uV/m) at
   40.7 meters, which exceeded the maximum permitted level of 14.9  uV/m
   (24000/1610) at 30 meters established in Section 15.209(a) of the Rules
   (See 47 C.F.R. S 15.209(a)).  Thus, this station is operating in violation
   of 47 U.S.C. S 301.

   Another exception for some transmitters operating in the 510 kHz to 1705
   kHz band is found in

   47 C.F.R. S 15.219. Specifically, Section 15.219(b) of the Rules states
   "the total length of the

   transmission line, antenna and ground lead (if used) shall not exceed 3
   meters" (see 47 C.F.R. S

   15.219(b)). The investigation by this office determined that the ground
   lead itself was longer than 3  meters, thereby, increasing the total
   length of the transmission line, antenna, and ground lead well beyond 3
   meters. This installation violated Section 15.219(b) of the Rules.

   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.

   James A. Bridgewater

   District Director

   Detroit Office


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005