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   March 17, 2006



   Estop Electronics, Inc.

   d/b/a The Antenna Farm, E-Stop Electronics

   Attn: John W. Holbrook

   9311 Sedgefield Road

   North Fort Myers, FL 33917

   Re:  File No. EB-05-SE-196

   Dear Mr. Holbrook:

   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. S
   503(b)(5), for marketing an unauthorized radio frequency device in the
   United States in violation of Section 302(b) of the Communications Act, 47
   U.S.C. S 302a(b), and Section 2.803 of the Commission's Rules ("Rules"),
   47 C.F.R. S 2.803. As explained below, future violations of the
   Commission's rules in this regard may subject your company to monetary

   Your response dated December 5, 2005 to our Letter of Inquiry ("LOI")
   issued on November 22, 2005, acknowledged that you marketed an uncertified
   radiofrequency device for Citizen's Band ("CB") use, the Magnum Mini radio
   transceiver ("Magnum Mini"), through your web site,
   [1] Furthermore, you indicated that upon receipt of
   our December 5, 2005 letter, you ceased marketing the device and
   discontinued offering it for sale on your web site.

   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
   labelled as required by S 2.925 and other relevant sections in this

   In addition, Section 2.803(g) of the Rules provides that radio frequency
   devices that could not be authorized or legally operated "shall not be
   operated, advertised, displayed, offered for sale or lease, sold or
   leased, or otherwise marketed ...."

   Section 95.409 of the Rules, 47 C.F.R. S 95.409, specifies that CB
   transmitters must certified. Accordingly, the Magnum Mini must be
   authorized in accordance with the FCC's certification procedures prior to
   the initiation of marketing in the United States. The Magnum Mini, as
   advertised on your web site, operates on 400 channels within the 25.164 to
   29.655 MHz frequency range, at an output of 15 watts peak envelope power
   in "AM mode." This frequency range, as well as the number of channels, are
   clearly beyond what is authorized in Section 95.407(a) of the Rules, 47
   C.F.R. S 95.407(a), for CB use. The transmitter power for the Magnum Mini
   also exceeds the levels specified in Section 95.409(a) of the Rules, 47
   C.F.R. S 95.409(a). Furthermore, Section 95.425(c) of the Rules, 47 C.F.R.
   S 95.425(c), explicitly prohibits the operation of CB transmitters on
   unauthorized frequencies or illegal power levels. Thus, the Magnum Mini
   apparently does not comply with the FCC's technical standards, and
   therefore would not be capable of receiving a grant of equipment
   certification. Accordingly, it appears that Estop has violated Section
   302(b) of the Act, 47 U.S.C. S 302a(b), and Section 2.803 of the Rules, 47
   C.F.R. S 2.803 by marketing in the United States a radio frequency device,
   that is not authorized and is not eligible for authorization.

   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.

   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 Tampa Office in
   Tampa, Florida.  Please call Gabriel Collazo at 202-418-1160 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

   445-12^th Street, S.W., Rm. 7-C802

   Washington, D.C. 20554

   Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. S 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. S 1001.

   Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.


   Kathryn Berthot

   Deputy Chief, Spectrum Enforcement Division

   Enforcement Bureau

   Federal Communications Commission

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

   Federal Communications Commission DA 06-587



   Federal Communications Commission DA 06-587


                            WASHINGTON, D.C.  20554


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