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                       ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                        Northeast Region

                          Boston Office
                       1 Batterymarch Park
                        Quincy, MA 02169


Yvon Grachamps
Mattapan, MA


                                   Case Number:  EB-04-BS-079
                                   Document Number:  W20063226001

The Boston Office received information that an unlicensed 
broadcast radio station on 1620 kHz was allegedly operating in 
the Boston, Massachusetts area.  On August 16, 2005, agents from 
this office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio 
signals on frequency 1620 kHz were emanating from transmitter 
sites located at 30 Abbott Street, Apt #2, Dorchester, MA and 89 
Tremont Street, Everett, MA.  The Commission's records show that 
no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 
1620 kHz at either of these locations.   

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.  The 
field strength of the signal on frequency 1620 kHz was measured 
at 440,000 V/m at 53 meters at 30 Abbott Street and 400,000 V/m 
at 25 meters at 89 Tremont Street, both of which exceeded the 
maximum permitted level of 14.8 microvolts per meter (V/m) at 30 
meters for non-licensed devices.  Thus, these stations are 
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.

Dennis Loria
District Director 
Boston Office

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