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                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                     WASHINGTON, D.C.  20554
                                                               
June 9, 2005



VIA CERTIFIED MAIL
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

Shaker Hassan,
Sales Manager, Grand Trades Co.
4701 15th Avenue, N.E.
Apartment 108
Seattle, WA  98105 


                                             Re:   File No. EB-
                                             05-SE-059
Dear Shaker Hassan:

     This is an official CITATION, issued pursuant to Section 
503(b)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended 
(``Communications Act''), 47 U.S.C.  503(b)(5), for marketing 
unauthorized radio frequency devices in the United States in 
violation of Section 302(b) of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 
 302a(b), and Section 2.803(a) of the Commission's Rules 
(``Rules''), 47 C.F.R.  2.803(a).  As explained below, future 
violations of the Commission's rules in this regard may subject 
your company to monetary forfeitures.

     By letter dated March 15, 2005, the Spectrum Enforcement 
Division of the Commission's Enforcement Bureau initiated an 
investigation into whether Grand Trades Co. (``Grand Trades'') is 
marketing in the United States unauthorized radio frequency 
devices, specifically, cell phone jammers, wireless device 
jammers and long range cordless telephones.  

     At the time of that letter, March 15, 2005, we observed on 
your website, www.grandtrades.net, your advertisement for sale of 
the following radio frequency devices:

  1.      SH-066BM2 A/B-R cell phone jammer.  The website 
     indicated that there were two models of this device 
     available, including one for ``USA/Canada.''
  2.      SH066PL2A/B portable cell phone jammer.  The website 
     indicated that there were two models of this device 
     available, including one for ``USA/Canada.''
  3.      GT-200 cell phone jammer.  The website indicated that 
     there were two models of this device available, including 
     one for ``USA/Canada.'' 
  4.      SRC300 cell phone jammer.  The website indicated that 
     there were two models of this device available, including 
     one for ``USA/Canada.''
  5.      GT300 cell phone jammer.  The website described this 
     device as a ``Worldwide'' cell phone jammer.  
  6.      2.4 GHz wireless jammer.  The website stated that this 
     device interferes with the video signals of wireless cameras 
     and blocks the communications of wireless LANs and Bluetooth 
     devices.  
  7.      Senao 358 long range cordless phone.  The website 
     indicated that this device has a range of 20 km. 

  8.      Senao 668 long range cordless phone.  The website 
     indicated that this device has a range of 128 km. 
  9.      Senao 869 long range cordless phone.  The website 
     indicated that this device has a range of 20 km. 

        Your advertisement of these products specifically listed 
shipping costs to customers in the United States.  Your website 
also listed your ``USA'' business address as 4701 15th Avenue, 
N.E., Apartment 108, Seattle, Washington 98105, and your ``USA'' 
fax number as (206) 309-0271. Furthermore, your website stated 
that ``[w]e run the business from more than one location in 
Taiwan, Egypt & USA'' and that ``we gladly served many customers 
worldwide from USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Ireland, France, Italy, 
Portugal & more.''  

     In response to our letter of inquiry, you sent us two 
undated written responses by facsimile, one received on or about 
March 20, 2005 and one received on or about March 30, 2005.  In 
these faxes, you claimed that your company is based in Taiwan and 
Egypt, that you don't have any import or export business activity 
or distributors inside the U.S., and that you don't have an 
office or branch of Grand Trades or hold any inventory in the 
U.S.  You further claimed that Grand Trades is ``not directing 
our business to USA.''  Nevertheless, you admitted that since 
Grand Trades began its business about five months ago, it has 
sold about 10 cell phone jammers, two video jammers, and four 
long range cordless telephones to U.S. customers.  You did not 
provide FCC Identification numbers or other documentation showing 
that the devices have been certified in accordance with the 
Commission's equipment authorization requirements.  Finally, you 
stated that you do not manufacture the devices and are not aware 
of the regulations of each country.  

     Section 302(b) of the Act provides that ``[n]o person shall 
manufacture, import, sell, offer for sale, or ship devices or 
home electronic equipment and systems, or use devices, which fail 
to comply with regulations promulgated pursuant to this 
section.''  Section 2.803(a)(1) of the Commission's implementing 
regulations provides that:

     no person shall sell or lease, or offer for sale or lease 
     (including advertising for sale or lease), or import, ship, 
     or distribute for the purpose of selling or leasing or 
     offering for sale or lease, any radio frequency device 
     unless ... [i]n the case of a device subject to 
     certification, such device has been authorized by the 
     Commission in accordance with the rules in this chapter and 
     is properly identified and labeled as required by  2.925 
     and other relevant sections in this chapter.

     Pursuant to Section 15.201(b) of the Rules, 47 C.F.R.  
15.201(b), intentional radiators must be authorized in accordance 
with the FCC's certification procedures prior to the initiation 
of marketing1 in the U.S.  Based on your failure to provide FCC 
Identification numbers or other documentation showing that the 
jammers and cordless telephones marketed in the U.S. by Grand 
Trades have been certified, as well as our review of the 
Commission's equipment authorization database, it appears that 
these devices have not been certified.  Moreover, it does not 
appear that these devices are capable of receiving a grant of 
certification.  In this regard, the main purpose of cell phone 
and other wireless jammers is to block or interfere with radio 
communications.  Such use is clearly prohibited by Section 333 of 
the Act, 47 U.S.C.  333, which states that ``[n]o person shall 
willfully or maliciously interfere with or cause interference to 
any radio communications of any station licensed or authorized by 
or under this Act or operated by the 
United States Government.''  A device such as a jammer which 
intentionally interferes with radio communications is not 
eligible for certification.2  Similarly, considering the long 
ranges cited in your advertisements for the cordless telephones, 
it appears that they do not comply with FCC technical 
requirements and therefore could not receive a grant of 
certification.  Accordingly, it appears that Grand Trades has 
violated Section 302(b) of the Act and Section 2.803(a) of the 
Rules by marketing in the United States the nine unauthorized 
radio frequency devices listed above.   Finally, we note that the 
evidence before us contradicts Grand Trades' claim that it is not 
directing its business to the United States.  In this regard, we 
note, among other things, that Grand Trades' website advertised 
``USA/Canada'' models of several of its cell phone jammers, 
listed shipping costs to the United States for its products, and 
stated that ``[w]e run the business from more than one location 
in Taiwan, Egypt & USA'' and that ``we gladly served many 
customers worldwide from USA, UK, Canada . . .''

     If, after receipt of this citation, you violate the 
Communications Act or the Commission's rules in any manner 
described herein, the Commission may impose monetary forfeitures 
not to exceed $11,000 for each such violation or each day of a 
continuing violation. 3
 
     You may respond to this citation within 30 days from the 
date of this letter either through (1) a personal interview at 
the Commission's Field Office nearest to your place of business, 
or (2) a written statement.  Your response should specify the 
actions that you are taking to ensure that you do not violate the 
Commission's rules governing the marketing of radio frequency 
equipment in the future.  
     
     The nearest Commission field office appears to be the 
Seattle District Office, in Kirkland, Washington.  Please call 
Katherine Power at 202-418-0919 if you wish to schedule a 
personal interview.   You should schedule any interview to take 
place within 30 days of the date of this letter.  You should send 
any written statement within 30 days of the date of this letter 
to: 

               Kathryn Berthot
               Deputy Chief, Spectrum Enforcement Division
               Enforcement Bureau
               Federal Communications Commission
               445-12th Street, S.W., Rm. 7-C802
               Washington, D.C.  20554 

     Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C.  552(a)(e)(3), we 
are informing you that the Commission's staff will use all 
relevant material information before it, including information 
that you disclose in your interview or written statement, to 
determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure 
your compliance with the Communications Act and the Commission's 
rules.  
     The knowing and willful making of any false statement, or 
the concealment of any material fact, in reply to this citation 
is punishable by fine or imprisonment under 18 U.S.C.  1001.

     Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.

                         Sincerely, 



                         Kathryn Berthot
                         Deputy Chief, Spectrum Enforcement 
                         Division
                         Enforcement Bureau
                         Federal Communications Commission
_________________________

1 Section 2.803(e)(4) of the Rules defines ``marketing'' as 
the ``sale or lease, or offering to sale or lease, including 
advertising for sale or lease, or importation, shipment or 
distribution for the purpose of selling or leasing or 
offering for sale or lease.''  47 C.F.R.  2.803(e)(4).



2 Section 2.803(g) of the Rules provides that radio frequency 
devices that could not be authorized or legally operated under 
the rules ``shall not be operated, advertised, displayed, offered 
for sale or lease, sold or leased, or otherwise marketed absent a 
license issued under part 5 of this chapter or a special 
temporary authorization issued by the Commission.''  47 C.F.R.  
2.803(g).

3 See 47 C.F.R.  1.80(b)(3).