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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Northwest MedStar ) File No. EB-08-ST-037


   Licensee of Station WNCT261 ) NOV No. V200832980005

   Spokane, Washington )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: March  26, 2008

   By the District Director, Seattle Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Northwest MedStar, licensee of
       station WNCT261 in Spokane, Washington.

    2. On February 13, 2008, in response to a complaint of co-channel
       interference from the Spokane County Sherriff, the Enforcement
       Bureau's Seattle Office investigated Northwest MedStar's operations in
       the 4.9 GHz band. The investigation by the Seattle Office revealed the
       following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 1.903(a): "Stations in the wireless Radio Service must
        be used and operated only in accordance with the rules applicable to
        their particular service as set forth in this title and with a valid
        authorization granted by the Commission under the provisions of this
        part . . . ." At the time of the investigation, the Seattle Office
        determined that WNCT261 was not authorized to operate in the 4.9 GHz

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
       and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Northwest MedStar must
       submit a written statement concerning this matter within 20 days of
       release of this Notice. The response must fully explain each
       violation, must contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken to
       correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and should include a
       time line for completion of pending corrective action(s). The response
       must be complete in itself and signed by a principal or officer of the
       licensee. All replies and documentation sent in response to this
       Notice should be marked with the File No. and NOV No. specified above,
       and mailed to the following address:

   Federal Communications Commission

   Seattle District Office

   11410 NE 122nd Way, Suite 312

   Kirkland, WA 98034

    4. This Notice shall be sent to by Certified Mail/Return Receipt
       Requested and regular mail to Northwest MedStar, at its address of

    5. The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that we advise you that the
       Commission will use all relevant material information before it,
       including any information disclosed in your reply, to determine what,
       if any, enforcement action is required to ensure compliance. Any false
       statement made knowingly and willfully in reply to this Notice is
       punishable by fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.


   Kristine A. McGowan

   District Director

   Seattle District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

   P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3).

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

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission