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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                              Philadelphia Office

                     One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

                           2300 East Lincoln Highway

                         Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

                               December 13, 2007

   City of Camden Board of Education

   Camden, New Jersey

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-07-PA-347

   Document Number: W20083240006

   The Philadelphia Office received a complaint alleging that the City of
   Camden Board of Education in Camden, New Jersey has been operating radio
   transmitting equipment on the General Mobile Radio Service ("GMRS")
   frequency 462.700 MHz without a license. On November 14, 2007, an agent
   from this office inspected the radio transmitting equipment used by the
   City of Camden Board of Education and found that it was operating on the
   frequency pair 462.700 MHz and 467.700 MHz. The Commission's records show
   that GMRS station KAE2685, which authorized operation on the frequency
   pair 462.700 MHz and 467.700 MHz in Camden, New Jersey, expired July 22,
   2002. This office also has information that you may have also operated
   radio-transmitting equipment on the frequency pair 463.300 MHz and 468.300
   MHz without a license.

   Section 95.1 of the Commission's Rules specifies that GMRS is a land
   mobile radio service available to persons for short distance two-way
   communications to facilitate the activities of licensees and their
   immediate family members.  Although non-individuals were eligible to
   obtain GMRS licenses prior to 1987, Section 95.5(a) now provides that only
   individuals are eligible to obtain such licenses. Section 95.5(b) of the
   Rules specifically provides that "a non-individual (an entity other than
   an individual) is ineligible to obtain a new GMRS system license.

   Radio transmitting equipment must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47
   U.S.C. S: 301. You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting
   equipment without a valid radio station authorization constitutes a
   violation of 47 U.S.C. S: 301 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. S:S: 401, 501, 503 and


   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.
   S: 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.

   Gene J. Stanbro

   District Director

   Philadelphia Office


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2003

   47 C.F.R. S: 95.1.

   47 C.F.R. S: 95.5.(a).

   47 C.F.R. S: 95.5(b).