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   March 31, 2014

   Mr. Daniel G. Churovich

   (Address withheld)

   Ripley, TN 38063


   Amateur Radio License N9RSY


   Dear Mr. Churovich:

   On Friday, March 28, 2014, you were heard by staff at the Commission's
   High Frequency Direction Finding (HFDF) Center communicating repeatedly on
   14.313 MHz with an individual who you identify only as "cowboy." This
   individual failed to provide his call sign during your conversation, a
   fact that you were aware of as you repeatedly demanded that he provide his
   name, call sign and location. Despite being aware of the rule violation on
   the part of this other individual, you continued communicating with him
   for an extended period of time.^

    This incident constitutes unauthorized transmissions in violation of the
   Commission's rules. Your operation as described above is contrary to the
   basis and purpose of the amateur radio service as set out in Section 97.1
   and is a violation of Section 97.111(a)(1) of the Commission's rules,
   which states in pertinent part "[a]n amateur station may transmit the
   following types of two-way communications: [t]ransmissions necessary to
   exchange messages with other stations in the amateur service . . . ".^
   There is no evidence that the individual with whom you were communicating
   with on March 28^th was an amateur radio operator as he failed to provide
   his call sign as required by Commission rules. Please be advised that the
   Commission expects you to abide by its rules This letter serves as notice
   that, if operation of this type reoccurs after receipt of this letter, you
   could be subject to severe penalties, including license revocation,
   monetary forfeiture (fines),^ or a modification proceeding to restrict

   the frequencies upon which you may operate.


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   Cc: Atlanta Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

   ^ The Commission employee used direction finding equipment and confirmed
   the transmissions were coming from your location.  The employee recorded
   the offending transmissions, and provided undersigned counsel with
   recordings of the incident in question.  Should you desire a copy of the
   recording, one will be made available to you.

   ^ See 47 C.F.R. SS 97.1 and 111(a)(1).

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