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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                               NORTHEAST  REGION

                             Boston District Office

                              1 Batterymarch Park

                               Quincy, Ma. 02169

                                 March 7, 2008

   Patrick St. Martin

   Brockton, Massachusetts

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-08-BS-015 Document Number: W200832260006

   The Boston Office received a complaint of interference from the City of
   Brockton, licensee of station WQII343 operating on 1620 kHz. The complaint
   alleged that another station operating on 1620 kHz was causing
   interference to their operation. Commission records showed that no other
   station was licensed to operate on 1620 kHz in the Brockton, MA area. On
   March 6, 2008, agents from this office confirmed by direction finding
   techniques that signals on frequency 1620 kHz were emanating from a
   station operated by you located at 93 Centre St. in Brockton, MA.

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S: 301.
   The only exception to this licensing requirement is for certain
   transmitters using or operating at a power level that complies with the
   standards established in Part 15 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.
   S:S:  15.1 et seq. Your operation on frequency 1620  kHz  was measured at
   220,000 microvolts per meter (uV/m) at 128 meters. This exceeds the
   allowable unlicensed limit of 14.8 uV/m at 30 meters for non-licensed
   devices. Thus, this station is operating in violation of 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 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. S:S: 401, 501, 503 and


   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with proof
   of your license or 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.

   Dennis V. Loria

   District Director

   Boston District Office


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2003