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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                              Philadelphia Office

                     One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

                           2300 East Lincoln Highway

                         Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047


                                  May 4, 2012

   Thomas Roberts

   Scranton, Pennsylvania

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-12-00000972

   Document Number: W201232400005

   The Commission received a complaint alleging that the operation of your
   Citizens Band (CB) radio station in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is causing
   harmful interference to other CB communications on adjacent frequencies.
   As described below, an agent from the Enforcement Bureau's Philadelphia
   Office found during an investigation that you were operating your CB
   station at your residence in Scranton, Pennsylvania in a manner that
   voided your authorization to operate.

   On February 8, 2012, the Philadelphia Office issued you a Warning For
   Unlicensed Operation. On February 27, 2012 the Philadelphia Office
   received your response letter stating that you operate a Ranger RCI-2995
   DX CB transmitter which has a built in linear amplifier. You never
   provided the FCC ID Number for the CB transmitter, as requested.
   Furthermore, there is no record that the Ranger RCI-2995 DX is a
   certificated CB transmitter. According to the manufacture's specification
   sheet, the Ranger RCI-2995 DX radio is capable of transmitting with an
   output power of 50 Watts RMS in CW/AM/FM modes and 150 Watts (PEP) in SSB
   mode. These power levels far exceed the maximum permitted output powers
   for CB transmitters authorized by the FCC. Furthermore, you state that you
   have made modifications to your CB radio transmitter.

   CB Rule 9 requires that you use an FCC certificated CB transmitter and
   prohibits you from making any internal modifications to a certificated CB
   transmitter. 47 C.F.R. S:S: 95.409(a) and (b). CB Rule 10 requires that
   your CB station's transmitting power output must not exceed 4 watts
   (carrier power) in AM mode and 12 watts (peak envelope power) in SSB mode.
   47 C.F.R. S: 95.410. CB Rule 11 prohibits you from attaching to your CB
   station an external radio frequency power amplifier ("linear amplifier")
   or any other device which is capable of amplifying the signal. 47 C.F.R.
   S: 95.411(a). You void your authority to operate your CB station if you
   use a transmitter which has carrier or peak envelope power in excess of
   that authorized, use a linear amplifier, use a non-certificated CB
   transmitter, or make any internal modification to your certificated CB
   transmitter. See 47 C.F.R. S:S: 95.409(a), 95.410(c), and 95.411(b).

   You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting equipment
   without a valid radio station authorization constitutes a violation of 47
   U.S.C. S: 301 and could subject you 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 510).


   If the harmful interference continues, the FCC may impose restricted hours
   of operation for your CB station, pursuant to Section 95.423 of the rules.
   In addition, the Commission may commence a further investigation to
   determine whether you continue to operate your station in violation of any
   of the Commission's rules.

   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
   evidence that you are now operating your station in accordance with the
   rules and with a certificated CB transmitter. 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.

   Kevin Doyle

   Acting District Director

   Philadelphia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005