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   February 4, 2013

   Mr. Stephen R. Blevins

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)



   Dear Mr. Blevins:

   It has come to the attention of the Federal Communications Commission that
   at various times in the last several months you have been operating your
   CB radio at excessive power levels.

   The Commission's rules require that you operate your CB station with an
   FCC certified CB transmitter.^ The rules also prohibit the use of external
   radiofrequency power amplifiers (sometimes called linears or linear
   amplifiers).^ The rules further provide that use of a non-certified CB
   transmitter and/or a power amplifier voids your authority to operate the

   Operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC
   authorization is a violation of Section 301 of the Communications Act of
   1934, as amended,^ and may subject the responsible parties to substantial
   monetary forfeitures,^ in rem arrest action against the offending radio
   equipment, and criminal sanctions including imprisonment.^ Because
   unlicensed operation creates a danger of interference to important radio
   communications services and may subject the operator to severe penalties,
   this warning emphasizes the importance of complying strictly with these
   legal requirements.


   You have ten (10) days from the date of receipt of this warning to respond
   to this office. The response must contain a statement of the specific
   action(s) taken to ensure compliance with the Commission's rules and
   should include a time line for completion of any pending corrective
   action(s). You are directed to support your response with a signed and
   dated affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, verifying the
   truth and accuracy of the information submitted in your response. Your
   response should be sent to: 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 and
   reference the listed case number.

   In an inquiry of this type we are required to notify you that under the
   Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. S 552a(e)(3), the Commission's staff will
   use all relevant information before it, including information you disclose
   in your reply, to determine what, if any, enforcement action is warranted
   in this matter.

   You may contact me at 717-338-2577 should you wish to discuss this matter.


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   Cc: Columbia Field Office

   Northeast Regional Director

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 95.409(a).

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 95.411(a)(1).

   ^ See 47 C.F.R. SS 95.409 (a); 95.411(b).

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 301.

   ^ Fines normally range from $7,500 to $10,000.

   ^ See SS 401, 501, 503, 510.