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   August 17, 2009

   Mr. Bill Moore, CEO

   Westar Energy

   (address withheld)

   Topeka, KS 66612

   Re: Warning Notice


   Dear Mr. Moore:

   On May 22, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission notified Westar
   Energy. 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:

   (name withheld)

   (address withheld)

   Wichita, KS 67207-2444

   Tel: (number withheld)

   The May 22, 2009 letter advised Westar Energy that the interference, if
   unresolved, could be a violation of Commission rules. For this reason, we
   encouraged Westar Energy 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. Commission records
   indicate that we did not receive a response from Westar Energy to the May
   22, 2009 letter. Likewise, (name withheld) reports that he has not been
   contacted by Westar Energy nor has been any reduction in the radio
   frequency interference.

   Quite often in preparing a response to these letters, a utility will
   indicate that they have spent countless hours locating and correcting
   "noise" in and around the residence of the amateur. Unfortunately, those
   sources of "noise" are not the noise that is causing interference to the
   amateur. It is not the Commission's intent that the utility should correct
   all sources of "noise" in and around the amateur's residence; rather, it
   is our intent that you locate and eliminate the specific noise causing
   radio frequency interference to (name withheld). In order to correctly
   identify and then eliminate the source of (name withheld)'s specific radio
   interference, staff from Westar Energy will need to visit (name
   withheld)'s residence and listen to the noise on his amateur equipment.
   Once your staff has heard (name withheld)'s specific "noise," they will be
   better equipped to locate and correct the specific source of his radio

   In order to avoid enforcement action on this matter, you have thirty (30)
   days from the date of receipt of this warning to respond to this office at
   the following address: 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The
   response must contain a statement of when you visited (name withheld)'s
   residence and after that visit, the specific action(s) taken to identify
   and eliminate the source(s) of (name withheld)'s radio interference. If
   you have any questions about this matter, please contact me at


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Kansas City Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

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