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                         Before the 
              Federal Communications Commission
                   Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                )    File No.: EB-05-PO-070 
Mr. Bill Burnham                )    Citation No.: C20053292002
Portland, Oregon                )


                                   Released:  March 30, 2005

By the Resident Agent, Portland Office, Western Region, 
Enforcement Bureau:

   1.     This is an Official Citation issued pursuant to 
     Section 503(b)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
     amended (``Act''),1 to Mr. Bill Burnham for violation 
     of Section 15.5(b) of the Commission's rules 

   2.     Investigation by the FCC's Portland Office 
     revealed that on March 18, 2005, a Part 15 device3 at 
     the residence of Mr. Bill Burnham in Portland, Oregon 
     was causing interference to amateur radio frequency 
     447.325 MHz. 

   3.     Section 15.5(b) of the Rules states ``[o]peration 
     of an intentional, unintentional, or incidental 
     radiator is subject to the conditions that no harmful 
     interference is caused . . . . ''4  

   4.     On March 16, 2005, the FCC's Portland Office 
     received a complaint of interference to amateur radio 
     frequency 447.325 MHz.  On March 18, 2005, an agent 
     from the Portland Office investigated the allegation 
     and located the interfering signal emanating from a 
     motor home owned by Mr. Burnham.  Further investigation 
     revealed that the source of the interfering signal was 
     a Winegard amplified television antenna, installed on 
     the roof of the referenced motor home owned by Mr. 

   5.     These Winegard antenna amplifiers have been the 
     source of radio frequency interference in a number of 
     cases. As a result of this interference, Winegard has 
     agreed to replace the defective units at no charge (see 
     Winegard Internet site ).  Mr. Burnham 
     will need to contact Winegard at (319) 754-0600 or 800-
     856-4350 in Burlington, Iowa to make arrangements for 
     them to replace the defective unit.  Due to the 
     continuing radio communications interference caused by 
     the Winegard amplified television antennas, we request 
     that Mr. Burnham return the defective Winegard antenna 
     to the FCC at the address indicated below for testing 
     after it is replaced. 
   6.     Violations of the Act or the Commission's Rules 
     may subject the violator to substantial monetary 
     forfeitures,5 seizure of equipment through in rem 
     forfeiture action, and criminal sanctions, including 

   7.     Mr. Burnham may request an interview at the 
     closest FCC Office, which is Federal Communications 
     Commission, 11410 NE 122nd Way, Suite 312, Kirkland, 
     Washington 98034.7  You may contact this office by 
     telephone, (360) 696-6707, to schedule this interview, 
     which must take place within 14 days of this Citation.   
     Mr. Burnham may also submit a written statement to the 
     above address within 14 days of the date of this 
     Citation.  Any written statements should specify what 
     actions have been taken to correct the violations 
     outlined above.  Please reference file number EB-05-PO-
     070 when corresponding with the Commission.

   8.     Any statement or information provided by you may 
     be used by the Commission to determine if further 
     enforcement action is required.8  Any knowingly or 
     willfully false statement made in reply to this 
     Citation is punishable by fine or imprisonment.9

   9.     IT IS ORDERED that copies of this Citation shall 
     be sent by First Class U.S. Mail and Certified Mail, 
     Return Receipt Requested to Mr. Bill Burnham at his 
     address of record.


                         Binh Nguyen
                         Resident Agent, Portland Office
                         Western Region
                         Enforcement Bureau

147 U.S.C.  503(b)(5).
247 C.F.R.  15.5(b).
347 C.F.R.  15.1 et seq.
447 C.F.R.  15.5(b). 
547 C.F.R.  1.80(b)(3).
647 U.S.C.  401, 501, 503, 510.
747 U.S.C.  503(b)(5).
8See Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).
9See 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.