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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                Northeast Region

                                 Detroit Office

                             24897 Hathaway Street

                        Farmington Hills, MI 48335-1552

                               September 13, 2010

    (Sent via Certified Return Receipt Requested and First Class U.S. Mail)

   Anchor Bay

   Fair Haven, Michigan

   Attn: Rick Old

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-10-DT-0231  Document Number: W201032360007

   The Detroit Office received information from the United States Coast Guard
   that a marine radio station was causing interference on 156.8 MHz and
   allegedly was operating in the Detroit, Michigan area. On August 4, 2010,
   agents from this office confirmed by direction finding techniques that the
   radio signals on frequency 156.8 MHz were emanating from the Harbormaster
   shack located at Anchor Bay Marina and Boat Club, Fair Haven, Michigan.
   The Commission's records show that no license was issued for operation of
   a Marine Coast Station on 156.8 MHz at this location in, Fair Haven,

   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. During the inspection of your
   unlicensed station operating on 156.800 MHz, the transmitter output power
   was measured at 15 watts. The maximum permitted field strength for a
   transmitter compliant with Part 15 is 150 uV/m measured at 3 meters. It
   does not appear that your station complies with the maximum permitted
   field strength permitted under Part 15. 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.

   James A. Bridgewater

   District Director

   Detroit Office


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2005