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   June 18, 2012

   Mr. Robert Castillo

   General Manager

   Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, Inc.

   PO Box 1087

   Grants, New Mexico 87020

   Re: Radio Frequency Interference


   Dear Mr. Castillo:

   On February 13, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission notified
   Continental Divide that it had received complaints from (name withheld)
   that equipment operated by your utility might be causing harmful radio
   interference to his amateur radio equipment. (Name withheld's) contact
   information is as follows:

   Complainant's Physical Location Complainant's Mailing Address

   (Name withheld) (Name withheld)

   (Address withheld) (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld) (Address withheld)

   Tel: (Number withheld)

   The February 13, 2012, letter advised Continental Divide that the
   interference, if unresolved, could be a violation of Commission rules. For
   this reason, we encouraged Continental Divide to voluntarily resolve the
   matter without Commission intervention. The letter specifically stated,
   however, that if it became necessary for the Commission to facilitate a
   resolution, the Commission might investigate possible rule violations and
   address appropriate remedies, including monetary forfeitures. To date,
   Continental Divide has not reported back to the Commission as to the
   status of the interference matter. Moreover, (name withheld) reports that
   there has been no reduction in the radio frequency interference.

   In order to avoid enforcement action on this matter, you have thirty (30)
   days from the date of receipt of this letter to respond to this office at
   the following address: 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The
   response must contain a statement of the specific action(s)

   taken to identify and eliminate the source(s) of (name withheld's) radio
   interference. Your response must also include a carbon copy to (name
   withheld) so that he can confirm any statement that you make regarding
   resolution of the interference. If you have any questions about this
   matter, please contact me at 717-338-2577.


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Denver Field Office

   Western Regional Director

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