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                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                       ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                      SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

                          Tampa Office
                  2203 N. Lois Ave., Suite 1215
                        Tampa, FL  33607
                                       

                          June 24, 2005


Mr. David Ranger
St. Petersburg, FL 

                 NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

                                   Case Number:  EB-05-TP-097
                                   Document Number:  W20053270001

The Tampa Office received information that an unlicensed 
broadcast radio station on 96.7 MHz was allegedly operating in 
St. Petersburg, FL.  On June 10, 2005, agents from this office 
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on 
frequency 96.7 MHz were emanating from your residence in St. 
Petersburg, FL.  The Commission's records show that no license 
was issued for operation of a broadcast station at this location 
on 96.7 MHz in St. Petersburg, FL.  

Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 
 301.  The only exception to this licensing requirement is for 
certain transmitters using or operating at a power level that 
complies with the standards established in Part 15 of the 
Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  15.1 et seq.  Your operation on 
frequency 96.7 MHz was measured at 2,320 V/m at 388.9 meters.  
This exceeds the allowable unlicensed limit of 250 microvolts per 
meter (V/m) at 3 meters established in Part 15.  Thus, this 
station is operating in violation of 47 U.S.C.  301.

You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting 
equipment without a valid radio station authorization constitutes 
a violation of the Federal laws cited above and could subject the 
operator of this illegal operation to severe penalties, 
including, but not limited to, substantial monetary fines, in rem 
arrest action against the offending radio equipment, and criminal 
sanctions including imprisonment.  (see 47 U.S.C.  401, 501, 
503 and 510).

UNLICENSED OPERATION OF THIS RADIO STATION MUST BE DISCONTINUED 
IMMEDIATELY.

You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond 
with any evidence that you have authority to operate granted by 
the FCC.  Your response should be sent to the address in the 
letterhead and reference the listed case and document number.  
Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3), we are 
informing you that the Commission's staff will use all relevant 
material information before it to determine what, if any, 
enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance with FCC 
Rules.  This will include any information that you disclose in 
your reply.

You may contact this office if you have any questions.



Ralph M. Barlow
District Director 
Tampa Office





Attachments:
     Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
     Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2003