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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   ) File No. EB-10-MA-0177


   Daniel E. Londono )

   West Palm Beach, FL ) NOV No. V201132600001


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: October 5, 2010

   By the Resident Agent, Miami Office, South Central Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to Daniel E. Londono.

    2. On September 26, 2010, in response to a report of an activated
       emergency beacon by the United States Air Force Rescue Coordination
       Center (AFRCC), agents of the Commission's Miami Office observed the
       following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.89(a): "Stations must not engage in superfluous
        radiocommunication." Transmissions by emergency position indicating
        radio beacons ("EPIRBs") are intended to be actuated manually or
        automatically and operated automatically as part of a ship or a
        survival craft station as a locating aid for survival purposes. The
        agents found that your ACR Satellite 406 EPIRB located in your vessel
        in West Palm Beach, FL, was activated in the absence of any actual
        emergency situation.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.1061(f): "To enhance protection of life and property
        it is mandatory that each 406.0 - 406.1 MHz EPIRB be registered with
        NOAA before installation and that information be kept
        up-to-date...Vessel owners shall advise NOAA in writing upon change
        of vessel or EPIRB ownership, transfer of EPIRB to another vessel, or
        any other change in registration information." Alternatively, EPIRBs
        can be registered, or registration information can be updated, at
        NOAA's online registration database at: This information is used by rescue
        authorities to contact you in the event of an EPIRB activation. You
        could not be contacted regarding the activated EPIRB since you failed
        to update the EPIRB's registration information when you acquired it,
        and the EPIRB was transmitting its unique identification code which
        was still assigned to a previous owner.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
       and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Daniel E. Londono 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 Daniel E. Londono. 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

   Miami Office

   PO Box 520617

   Miami, FL 33152-0617

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Daniel E. Londono 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.


   Steven DeSena

   Resident Agent

   Miami Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S: 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