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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Gary R. Dent ) File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00001144


   Licensee of Amateur Radio Station AF6HP )

   Riverside, California ) NOV No. V201232900017

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released:  March  30, 2012

   By the District Director, Los Angeles, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's Rules, to Gary R. Dent, licensee of Amateur Radio
       Station AF6HP in Riverside, California. This Notice may be combined
       with a further action, if further action is warranted.

    2. On February 29, 2012, March 2, 2012, and March 22 of 2012, in response
       to an interference complaint from Federal Aviation Administration
       (FAA), an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles Office used
       direction finding and other investigative techniques to identify
       transmissions from Station AF6HP, operating in Claremont, California,
       in the 23 cm band. The agent observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 97.303(b): "Amateur stations transmitting in the 70 cm
        band, the 33 cm band, the 23 cm band, the 9 cm band, the 5 cm band,
        the 3 cm band, or the 24.05-24.25 GHz segment must not cause harmful
        interference to, and must accept interference from, stations
        authorized by the United States Government in the radiolocation
        service." On February 29, 2012, and March 22, 2012, the agent
        observed that Station AF6HP transmissions in the 23 cm band caused
        harmful interference to FAA radiolocation operations.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 97.113(b): "An amateur station shall not engage in any
        form of broadcasting, nor may an amateur station transmit one-way
        communications except as specifically provided in these rules; nor
        shall an amateur station engage in any activity related to program
        production or news gathering for broadcasting purposes, except that
        communications directly related to the immediate safety of human life
        or the protection of property may be provided by amateur stations to
        broadcasters for dissemination to the public where no other means of
        communication is reasonably available before or at the time of the
        event." On March 2, 2012, and March 22, 2012, Gary R. Dent admitted
        to the agent that Dent operated Station AF6HP for TV broadcasting in
        the 23 cm band.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Gary R. Dent 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 Gary R. Dent. 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

   Federal Communications Commission

   Los Angeles District Office

   18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 660

   Cerritos, CA 90703

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Gary R. Dent 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.


   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(a).

   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