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                       FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                              ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                                   REGION 2
                                 Dallas Office
                         9330 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1170
                              Dallas, Texas 75243

                                 May 20, 2016

Tony May
1345 US Highway 59 S
Timpson, TX 75975

                        NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

								     Case
								     Number:
								     EB-FIELDSCR-16-00021639
	  Document Number: W201632500008

On May 5, in response to a complaint from Cellular One of radio frequency
interference (RFI) affecting the frequency range of 824 MHz to 834 MHz
in Timpson, TX, an agent from this office investigated the source of
the RFI.  On May 10, 2016, the agent called Mr. May regarding the use of
Bi-Directional Antenna (BDA), but Mr. May was not available.  On May 11,
2016, Mr. May called Cellular One and admitted that he was operating a
BDA. The interference signal ceased when the booster was powered down. The
Commission's records show that no license has been issued to Mr. May
for operation of this station from this location in Timpson, Texas.

The Commission limits the use of both Consumer Signal Boosters and
Industrial Signal Boosters by requiring the signal booster operator,
in the case of a Consumer Signal Booster, to obtain the consent of
the licensee providing service to the subscriber, or, in the case of
an Industrial Signal Booster, to obtain an FCC license or the express
consent of the licensee(s) whose frequencies are being retransmitted by
the device.  In either scenario, the operation of the signal booster is
only "on a secondary, non-interference basis to primary services licensed
for the frequency bands on which they transmit, and to primary services
licensed for the adjacent frequency bands that might be affected by
their transmissions."
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.  Because unlicensed operation
creates a danger of interference to important radio communications
services and may subject the operator to severe penalties, this notice
emphasizes the importance of complying strictly with these legal
requirements.
Please respond within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice with
information: 1) showing that you have authority granted by the FCC to
operate a signal booster; 2) showing that you have obtained consent from
a commercial mobile radio licensee to operate a signal booster; or 3)
that you are no longer operating a signal booster.  In addition, provide
an explanation as to what has been done to correct the interference issue
and to ensure that it will not recur; provide the equipment authorization
for the equipment involved; and identify the make, model and serial
number of each piece of equipment including the antennas if applicable.
Your response should be sent to the address in the letterhead and
reference the listed case and document numbers.  Under the Privacy Act of
1974, 5 U.S.C. ยง 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.




Ronald Ramage
Regional Director

Attachments:
	Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
	Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005
	Consumer Guide, "Information for Consumers Who Own Signal
	Boosters", February 26, 2013