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                       ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                        Northeast Region 
                          Boston Office
                      One Batterymarch Park
                        Quincy, MA  02169
                        October 12, 2005

Raul Medina 
First Pentecostal Missionary Church           
Springfield, MA


                                   Case Number:  EB-05-BS-098
                                   Document Number:  W20063226003

The Boston Office received information that an unlicensed 
broadcast radio station on 1700 kHz was allegedly operating in 
Springfield, MA.  On August 17, 2005, an agent from this office 
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on 
frequency 1700 kHz were emanating from the First Pentecostal 
Missionary Church, in Springfield, where you are the pastor.  The 
Commission's records show that no license was issued for 
operation of a broadcast station on 1700 kHz at this location in 
Springfield, MA. 

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 1700 kHz was measured 
at 27,000V/m at 35 meters, which exceeded the maximum permitted 
level of 14.118 microvolts per meter (V/m) at 30 meters for non-
licensed devices operating on frequencies between 490 kHz and 
1705 kHz.   See 47 C.F.R. 15.209(a). 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.

Dennis V. Loria
District Director 
Boston Office

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