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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                              Philadelphia Office

                     One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

                           2300 East Lincoln Highway

                         Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

                                 March 28, 2011

   Sheraton Four Points

   Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-11-PA-0042

   Document Number: W201132400004

   The Philadelphia Office received information that the Sheraton Four Points
   ("Sheraton") in Allentown, Pennsylvania was operating on the General
   Mobile Radio Service ("GMRS") frequency 462.550 MHz and causing harmful
   interference to licensed GMRS communications.

   On March 15, 2011, agents from this office conducted an inspection of the
   radio transmitting equipment at the Sheraton Four Points, 3400 Airport
   Road, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and found that the maintenance and
   housekeeping staff were operating Holzberg Communications FPX666 two-way
   portable radios on the frequency 462.550 MHz, which is a frequency
   authorized for use only in the GMRS service. GMRS is a land-mobile radio
   service available for short-distance two-way communications to facilitate
   the activities of an adult individual and his or her immediate family
   members. See 47 C.F.R. S:S: 95.5 and 95.179.  Although non-individuals
   were eligible to obtain GMRS licenses prior to July 31, 1987, the
   Commission's records show that no license was issued to the Sheraton for
   operation of a GMRS Station at this location prior to that date and the
   Sheraton is not eligible to obtain a new GMRS license.

   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 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 462.550 MHz, the agents found that the transmitter output
   power of the Holzberg PX-666 transmitter is 4 Watts. The maximum field
   strength for a transmitter compliant with Part 15 is 200 microvolts per
   meter (uV/m) at 3 meters for non-licensed device. 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 of this illegal
   operation to severe penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial
   monetary forfeitures, 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 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.

   Gene J. Stanbro

   District Director

   Philadelphia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2005