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                       Federal Communications Commission

                               Enforcement Bureau

                                 Western Region

                            Seattle District Office

                         11410 NE 122nd Way, Suite 312

                            Kirkland, WA 98034-6927

                                January 27, 2010

   Darrin and Stefanie Erdahl

   Sammamish, WA

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-10-ST-0003

   Document Number: W201032980001

   On January 26, 2010, the Seattle District Office received an interference
   complaint from Verizon Wireless ("Verizon") concerning an interfering
   signal that was degrading communications to their cellular radio signals
   in the area of Kirkland, Washington. Verizon engineers reported that they
   traced the interference (in the frequency band of 800 MHz) to the downtown
   area of Kirkland. A Seattle Office Agent investigated and determined that
   the interfering signal was emanating from the vessel "Her Idea" moored at
   the Kirkland Homeport Marina located at 135 Lake Street South. A worker on
   the vessel found a breaker labeled BDA, a bi-direction amplifier ("BDA"),
   which is an in-building radiation system, was installed on the vessel "Her
   Idea", and when the breaker was turned off the signal ceased

   Section 22.383 of the Commission's Rules, which applies to Public Mobile
   Services licensees like Verizon, provides that "[l]icensees may install
   and operate in-building radiation systems without applying for
   authorization or notifying the FCC, provided that the locations of the
   in-building radiation systems are within the protected service area of the
   licensee's authorized transmitter(s) on the same channel or channel
   block." A licensee's authority to install a BDA does not, without further
   authorization from the licensee, permit a subscriber to install a BDA.

   Verizon has informed the Commission that it did not provide you
   authorization to install a BDA. Furthermore, Commission records show no
   license issued for operation of a radio station at this location in the
   800 MHz band.

   Operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC
   authorization or license is a violation of Section 301 of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended. 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 owner of this illegal operation to severe penalties,
   including, but not limited to, substantial civil forfeitures, a maximum
   criminal fine of $100,000 and/or one year imprisonment, or arrest of the
   equipment for the first offense (see 47 U.S.C. S:S: 501, 503 and 510).


   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.


   Kristine A. McGowan

   District Director

   Seattle Office

   Western Region

   FCC Enforcement Bureau

   Section 22.99 of the Commission's Rules defines "in-building radiation
   systems" as "[s]upplementary systems comprising low power transmitters,
   receivers, indoor antennas and/or leaky coaxial cable radiators, designed
   to improve service reliability inside buildings or structures located
   within the service areas of stations in the Public Mobile Services." 47
   C.F.R. S: 22.99

   47 C.F.R. S: 22.383.

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.