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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Aaron Schutzer  ) File No. EB-10-ST-0129

   Licensee of Ship Radio Station   )


   State Registration No.: WN9470LD )

   Seattle, Washington  )

   ) NOV No. V201032980004



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released:  September 7, 2010

   By the Seattle Office, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Aaron Schutzer, licensee of ship
       radio station on board the vessel SKOOKUM, WN9470LD,  in  Seattle,

    2. On August 31, 2010, in response to a complaint from the U.S. Coast
       Guard, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Seattle Office monitored a
       ship radio station on the vessel SKOOKUM, WN9470LD, moored at Elliott
       Bay Marina, Dock E, Slip No. 60 located in Seattle, Washington, and
       observed the following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.89(a): "Stations must not engage in superfluous radio
        communications." Interference to 156.800 MHz, the maritime VHF
        distress and safety frequency, is a violation of the most critical
        nature, with potential impact upon safety of life and property. Not
        only is harmful interference caused to a vital safety frequency, but
        a continuous carrier could possibly obscure genuine distress
        transmissions. The VHF marine radio on board the vessel SKOOKUM,
        WN9470LD, was apparently activated by an electrical malfunction.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Aaron Schutzer,
       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 Aaron Schutzer. 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 No. 312

   Kirkland, Washington 98034-6927

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Aaron Schutzer at his 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.


   Kristine A. McGowan

   District Director

   Seattle District Office

   Western 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