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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Fisher Wireless Services Inc. ) File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00000601


   Licensee of Radio Station WQEL622 )

   La Cresenta, California ) NOV No. V201232900015

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: March  7, 2012

   By the District Director, Los Angeles Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Fisher Wireless Services Inc.,
       ("Fisher Wireless") licensee of radio station WQEL622, La Cresenta,

    2. On February 7, 2012, in response to a radio interference complaint, an
       agent from the Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles Office monitored the
       frequency 461.875 MHz, and used direction finding and other
       investigative techniques to identify transmissions from station
       WQEL622, on Mt. Lukens in the Angeles National Forest near La
       Cresenta, CA. The agent observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.403(c): "Except for stations that have been granted
        exclusive channels under this part and that are classified as
        commercial mobile radio service providers pursuant to part 20 of this
        chapter, each licensee must restrict all transmissions to the minimum
        practical transmission time and must employ an efficient operating
        procedure designed to maximize the utilization of the spectrum." At
        the time of the investigation, the agent observed that WQEL622 was
        transmitting on 461.875 MHz for long periods with a recurring 500
        millisecond pulse, every three seconds.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.403(e): Licensees shall take reasonable precautions
        to avoid causing harmful interference. This includes monitoring the
        transmitting frequency for communications in progress and such other
        measures as may be necessary to minimize the potential for causing
        interference." At the time of the investigation, the agent monitored
        WQEL622 and observed that the recurring pulses, transmitted at three
        second intervals, caused interference to transmissions on 461.875 MHz
        which is a frequency shared with other licensees in the Los Angeles
        area. When the agent contacted the representative of Fisher Wireless,
        the representative advised that the interference protection mechanism
        does not monitor the repeater output frequency but only monitors the
        repeater input frequency.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.425(a): "Identification procedure. Except as provided
        for in paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section, each station or system
        shall be identified by the transmission of the assigned call sign
        during each transmission or exchange of transmissions, or once each
        15 minutes (30 minutes in the Public Safety Pool) during periods of
        continuous operation." At the time of the investigation, the agent
        monitored the station and heard a Morse code signal, transmitting the
        call sign WQDB744, which is also a license held by Fisher Wireless,
        but does not authorize the use of frequency 461.875 MHz from the Mt
        Lukens location. When the agent contacted a representative of Fisher
        Wireless the representative reported that the call sign had been
        incorrectly programmed into the repeater on Mt. Lukens.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Fisher Wireless
       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 a principal or
       officer of Fisher Wireless. 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

   Los Angeles District Office

   18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 660

   Cerritos, 90703

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Fisher Wireless Services Inc. at its
       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.


   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles 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