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                                November 1, 2007



   Basic Home Shopping

   Attn: Curtis King

   2223 N. Camac Street

   Philadelphia, PA 19133

   Re: File No. EB-06-SE-222

   Dear Mr. King:

   This is an official CITATION, issued pursuant to Section 503(b)(5) of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended ("Act"), 47 U.S.C. S: 503(b)(5),
   for marketing in the United States unauthorized radio frequency devices in
   violation of Section 302(b) of the 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 forfeitures.

   By letter of inquiry dated March 28, 2007, the Spectrum Enforcement
   Division of the Commission's Enforcement Bureau ("the Division") initiated
   an investigation into whether Basic Home Shopping is marketing in the
   United States unauthorized radio frequency devices, specifically, the
   portable cell phone jammer with model number SH066PL2A/B ("SH066PL2A/B
   jammer"). The Division observed advertisements for the SH066PL2A/B jammer
   on your web site, www.basichomeshopping, on various dates, including March
   8, 2005, May 25, 2006, and March 16, 2007.

   In your August 18, 2007 response, you admit that you purchased three or
   four units of the SH066PL2A/B jammer from another company in 2005 and sold
   them. You also claim that you removed the SH066PL2A/B jammer from your
   website shortly after you were notified by the eBay auction website in the
   spring of 2005 that the jammers were illegal to sell in the United States.
   As noted above, however, the Division observed the SH066PL2A/B jammer
   advertised for sale on your website on at least two occasions in 2006 and

   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 S: 2.925 and other relevant sections in this

   Additionally, Section 2.803(g) of the Rules provides that:

   Devices that could not be operated or legally authorized under the current
   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 the Chapter or a special temporary authorization issued by
   the Commission.

   Pursuant to Section 15.201(b) of the Rules, 47 C.F.R. S: 15.201(b),
   intentional radiators must be authorized in accordance with the FCC's
   certification procedures prior to the initiation of marketing in the U.S.
   However, it does not appear that devices such as the SH066PL2A/B jammer
   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. S: 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." Thus, a device such
   as a jammer which intentionally interferes with radio communications is
   not eligible for certification. Accordingly, it appears that Basic Home
   Shopping has violated Section 302(b) of the Act and Section 2.803 of the
   Rules by marketing in the United States the SH066PL2A/B jammer.

   If, after receipt of this citation, Basic Home Shopping violates 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.

   If you choose to do so, 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 Basic
   Home Shopping is taking to ensure that it does not violate the
   Commission's rules governing the marketing of jamming devices in the

   The nearest Commission field office is the Philadelphia Office in
   Langhorne, Pennsylvania. 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 S. Berthot

   Chief, Spectrum Enforcement Division

   Enforcement Bureau

   Federal Communications Commission

   445 12th Street, S.W., Rm. 3-C366

   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 S. Berthot

   Chief, Spectrum Enforcement Division

   Enforcement Bureau

   Letter from Kathryn S. Berthot, Chief, Spectrum Enforcement Division,
   Enforcement Bureau, to Basic Home Shopping (March 28, 2007).

   Letter from Curtis King, Basic Home Shopping to Spectrum Enforcement
   Division, Enforcement Bureau (August 18, 2007).

   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. S: 2.803(e)(4).

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

   Federal Communications Commission DA 07-4449


   Federal Communications Commission DA 07-4449


                            WASHINGTON, D.C.  20554