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                       ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                      South Central Region

                         San Juan Office
                  US Federal Building Room 762
                San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-1731

                         August 1, 2005

Casa Manresa
Aibonito, Puerto Rico


                                   Case Number:  EB-05-SJ-024
                                   Document Number:  W20053268003

The San Juan Office received information that an unlicensed 
broadcast radio station on 90.1 MHz was allegedly operating in 
Aibonito, Puerto Rico.  On July 13, 2005, agents from this office 
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on 
frequency 90.1 MHz were emanating from the Casa Manresa 
facilities on Puerto Rico State Road 162, Km 6.8 in the 
jurisdiction of Aibonito, Puerto Rico.  The Commission's records 
show that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast 
station on 90.1 MHz at this location in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. 

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 or mode 
of operation that complies with the standards established in Part 
15 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  15.1 et seq.  Because 
the agents were able to detect the radio signals from over five 
miles from the Casa Manresa facilities and the equipment in use 
at the time, an OMB 30 Watt Professional FM exciter, was 
connected to an external antenna, they determined that this 
station was operating above 250 micro volts per meter (V/m) at 3 
meters, the threshold for non-licensed devices.  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 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).


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.

Reuben Jusino
Resident Agent
San Juan Office

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