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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc. ) File No. EB-10-CF-0005

   Licensee of Radio Station WQKM544 )

   Denton, MD ) NOV No. V201032340001

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: January 21, 2010

   By the Acting District Director, Columbia Office, Northeast Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Choptank Electric Cooperative
       "Choptank," licensee of private land mobile radio station WQKM544,
       Denton, Maryland.

    2. On January 15, 2010, in response to an interference complaint from
       another private land mobile licensee, an agent of the Commission's
       Columbia Office investigated radio station WQKM544, located on
       Burchard Sawmill Road, Crumpton, Maryland and observed the following

   47 C.F.R. S: 90.403(f): "Stations licensed in this part shall not
   continuously radiate an unmodulated carrier except where required for
   tests as permitted in S: 90.405, except where specifically permitted by
   this part, where specifically authorized in the station authorization, or
   on an as needed basis in the Radiolocation Radio Service." During the
   investigation, the agent determined that Choptank was radiating an
   unmodulated carrier on the frequency 462.1375 MHz that was not associated
   with testing or maintenance of the radio system and such transmission did
   not fall within any of the noted exceptions.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Choptank 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 a principal or officer of
       Choptank. 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

   Columbia Office

   9200 Farm House Lane

   Columbia, Maryland 21046

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Choptank at its address of record.

    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.


   Richard M. Caine

   Acting District Director

   Columbia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

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

   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