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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                              South Central Region

                               New Orleans Office

                          2424 Edenborn Ave, Suite 460

                               Metairie, LA 70001

                                  May 6, 2008

   Rob Smith

   Rob Smith Field Services, Inc.

   P.O. Box 3097

   Slidell, LA 70459

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-08-OR-0113

   Document Number: W200832620002

   On April 30, 2008, the Commission's New Orleans Office of the Enforcement
   Bureau received a complaint alleging interference to a licensed user on
   464.500 MHz in the Slidell, Louisiana area. On April 30, 2008, agents from
   the New Orleans Office using direction finding techniques located the
   source of the interference to a Global Positioning System ("GPS")
   surveying device located at approximately N30DEG 17' 11" x W089DEG 44'
   37". The GPS surveying device, an Ashtech PDL, operates at 35 watts of
   power and in this case was being used to survey land in a new subdivision.
   You identified yourself as the owner of Rob Smith Field Services, Inc. and
   confirmed that Rob Smith Field Services, Inc. did not have FCC
   authorization to operate a radio transmitter on 464.500 MHz. The
   Commission's records confirm no license was issued for operation on
   464.500 MHz to Rob Smith Field Services, Inc. at this location in Slidell,

   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 or mode of operation that
   complies with the standards established in Part 15 of the Commission's
   rules, 47 C.F.R. S:S:  15.1 et seq. 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 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.

   Leroy Hall

   District Director

   New Orleans Office.


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2003