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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   ) File No.: EB-07-LA-101

   Fred Caughell )

   ) Citation No.: C20073290032

   Bakersfield, CA 93308  )


                                                      Released: June 18, 2007

   By the District Director, Los Angeles  District 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"), to Fred Caughell
       for violation of Section 15.109(a) of the Commission's Rules

    2. In response to a complaint from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
       Administration ("NOAA"), an investigation by the Enforcement Bureau's
       Los Angeles  Office revealed that on May  10, 2007, Caughell operated
       a Hamtronics R901 receiver, from a single-family residence in
       Bakersfield, California. The receiver produced an emission on 406.086
       MHz with a  field strength greater than the limit allowed under
       Section 15.109(a).

    3. Section 15.109(a)  states "the field strength of radiated emissions
       from unintentional radiators at a distance of 3 meters shall not
       exceed the following values..." For frequencies between 216-960 MHz,
       Section 15.109(a) provides a limit of 200 microvolts/meter. The
       measured field strength on 406.086 MHz, extrapolated to a distance of
       3 meters, was 6200 microvolts/meter. This value exceeds the limit by
       approximately 31 times.

    4. The radiated emission on 406.086 MHz is within the 406.000-406.100 MHz
       band, which is reserved for use by low power satellite emergency
       position-indicating radiabeacons ("EPIRBs"). NOAA, which operates the
       Search & Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking System, had complained to
       this office that the 406.086 MHz emission in Bakersfield could
       potentially cause interference to their system.

    5. Violations of the Act or the Commission's Rules may subject the
       violator to substantial monetary forfeitures, seizure of equipment
       through in rem forfeiture action, and criminal sanctions, including

    6. Caughell  may request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which is
       Federal Communications Commission, 18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 660,
       Cerritos, California, 90703. You may contact this office by telephone,
       (XXX)  XXXX-XXXX to schedule this interview, which must take place
       within 14 days of this Citation. Caughell  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 violation outlined above. Please reference file
       number EB-07-LA-101  when corresponding with the Commission.

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

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


   Catherine Deaton

   District Director, Los Angeles  District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S 503(b)(5).

   47 C.F.R. S 15.109(a).

   47 C.F.R. S 1.80(b)(3).

   47 U.S.C. SS 401, 501, 503, 510.

   47 U.S.C. S 503(b)(5).

   See Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. S 552a(e)(3).

   See 18 U.S.C. S 1001 et seq.

                       Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission