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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                 WESTERN REGION

                             Denver District Office

                       215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303

                               Lakewood, CO 80226

                                 (303) 231-5212

                                  May 31, 2012

   Frank Pinkley

   Cheyenne, Wyoming

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDWR-12-00002014

   Document Number: W201232800007

   On April 19, 2012, in response to a complaint of interference, an agent
   from this office investigated your operation of a Citizens Band (CB)
   station at your residence in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The agent determined that
   your operation voided your authorization to operate by violating several
   of the Commission's rules (Rules) regulating the operation of CB radios
   (CB Rules).

   Section 95.409 of the Rules (CB Rule 9) states that you must use an FCC
   certificated CB transmitter at your CB station. Use of a CB transmitter
   that is not FCC certificated voids your authority to operate your CB
   station. Section 95.410 of the Rules (CB Rule 10) states that you must not
   use more power than authorized (four watts/AM or 12 watts/SSB). Such use
   voids your authority to operate your CB station. Section 95.411 of the
   Rules (CB Rule 11) states that you may not attach an external radio
   frequency power amplifiers (sometimes called linears or linear amplifiers)
   or any other devices which, when used with a radio transmitter as a signal
   source, are capable of amplifying the signal. Use of a power amplifier
   voids your authority to operate your CB station. At the time of the
   investigation, you acknowledged to the agent that you transmitted on the
   CB band with equipment that was not certificated for the CB band and that
   you used power amplifiers on your CB transmitters. You then voluntarily
   relinquished the equipment to the Denver agent.

   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).


   Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Act, you have 15 days from the date of
   this letter to respond advising what corrective actions you have taken to
   eliminate the observed violations of Commission Rules. 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.

   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   47 C.F.R. Part 95, Subpart D.

   47 C.F.R. S: 95.409.

   47 C.F.R. S: 95.410.

   47 C.F.R. S: 95.411.