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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   ) File No.: EB-07-SF-283

   Ramiro Ornelas )

   ) Citation No.: C20083296001

   Yuba City, California )


                                                  Released: December 10, 2007

   By the District Director, San Francisco 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 Ramiro Ornelas
       ("Ornelas") for violation of Section 15.5(b) of the Commission's rules

    2. Investigation by the Enforcement Bureau's San Francisco Office
       revealed that on November 1, 2007, Mr. Ornelas operated a defective
       Winegard antenna, a Part 15 device, which caused interference to
       County of Sutter, licensee of KZF952.

    3. Section 15.5(b) of the Rules states "[o]peration of an intentional,
       unintentional, or incidental radiator is subject to the conditions
       that no harmful interference is caused . . . ." Mr. Ornelas's
       operation of the Winegard antenna violates this section.

    4. The San Francisco Office received a complaint of interference on
       several frequencies of Sutter County Sheriff Department communications
       system within a limited geographic area. On November 1, 2007, an agent
       from the San Francisco Office confirmed that a radio signal was
       drifting around 460.350 MHz. The agent used radio direction finding
       techniques to determine that the Winegard antenna, mounted to a motor
       home parked on the side street of Mr. Ornelas's residence in Yuba
       City, California, was the source of the interference. The agent
       conducted an on-off test of the antenna's power supply to verify the
       source of interference.

    5. These Winegard antenna amplifiers have been the source of radio
       frequency interference in a number of cases. As a result of this
       interference, Winegard has agreed to replace the defective units at no
       charge (see Winegard Internet site ). Mr. Ornelas
       will need to contact Winegard at (319) 754-0600 or 800-856-4350 in
       Burlington, Iowa to make arrangements for them to replace the
       defective unit. Due to the continuing radio communications
       interference caused by the Winegard amplified television antennas, we
       request that Mr. Ornelas return the defective Winegard antenna to the
       FCC at the address indicated below for testing after it is replaced.

    6. 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

    7. Pursuant to Sections 4(i), 4(j), 308(b) and 403 of the Act, Mr.
       Ornelas is directed to provide the documents and information specified
       herein, within 30 calendar days from the date of this Citation:

     a. Explain efforts made to discontinue operation of the device until the
        device has been replaced.

     b. Send a statement on the actions taken to ensure the interference will
        not recur.

     c. Send a copy of the invoice for purchase of a new antenna system, or
        documentation showing that Winegard replaced the defective unit.

    8. Mr. Ornelas may request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which
       is Federal Communications Commission, 5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite
       105, Pleasanton, California 94588. You may contact this office by
       telephone, (XXX) XXXX-XXXX to schedule this interview, which must take
       place within 14 days of this Citation. Mr. Ornelas 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-SF-283 when corresponding with the Commission.

    9. 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.

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


   Thomas N. Van Stavern

   District Director, San Francisco District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

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

   47 C.F.R. S: 15.5(b).

   47 C.F.R. S: 15.1 et seq.

   47 C.F.R. S: 15.5(b).

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

   47 U.S.C. S:S: 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