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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Marshall Jackson )

   Licensee of Maritime Radio Station ) File No. EB-08-DT-0367

   Owner of Vessel # MC0937PV )

   Detroit, MI ) NOV No. V200932360001


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: October  9, 2008

   By the District Director, Detroit Office, Northeast Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to Marshall Jackson, licensee of a
       maritime radio station and owner of vessel #MC0937PV located in
       Detroit, Michigan.

    2. On September 26, 2008, in response to an interference complaint from
       the United States Coast Guard, agents of the Commission's Detroit
       Office monitored and inspected the radio station aboard vessel
       #MC0937PV and observed the following violation:

   47 C.F.R. S: 80.89(d): "When using telephony, [stations must not] transmit
   signals or communications not addressed to a particular station or
   stations. This provision does not apply to the transmission of distress,
   alarm, urgency, or safety signals or messages, or to test transmissions."
   The agents determined that a VHF transmitter installed on vessel #MC0937PV
   was found to be transmitting a continuous unmodulated carrier on VHF
   Marine channel 16 (156.8 MHz), the International Distress, Safety and
   Calling Frequency. The transmission was not conducted as a test or for
   distress or emergency purposes.

    3. Pursuant to Sections 308(b) and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934,
       as amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Marshall
       Jackson, must submit a written statement concerning this matter within
       twenty (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
       Marshall Jackson. 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

   Detroit Office

   24897 Hathaway Street

   Detroit, MI 48335

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Marshall Jackson at his 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.


   James Bridgewater

   District Director

   Detroit District Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S:S: 308(b), 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