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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                Northeast Region

                                 Detroit Office

                               24897 Hathaway St.

                        Farmington Hills, MI 48335-1552

                                 April 11, 2013

    (Sent via Certified Return Receipt Requested and First Class U.S. Mail)

   Michael E. Rohde

   Hilliard, Ohio

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-13-00007831

   Document Number: W201332360005

   The Detroit Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio
   station on 6925 kHz was allegedly operating in Hilliard, Ohio. On April 2,
   2013, an agent from this office confirmed by direction finding techniques
   that radio signals on frequency 6925 kHz were emanating from your
   residence in Hilliard, Ohio. Although Commission records show that you are
   the licensee of Amateur Station KD8MVH, the Commission's records show that
   no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 6925 kHz at
   your residence in Hilliard, Ohio.

   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 or mode of operation that
   complies with the standards established in Part 15 of the Commission's
   rules, 47 C.F.R. SS  15.1 et seq. Based on  the distance from which the
   signal could be received in the FCC's radio direction finding vehicles,
   agents concluded that the field strength of the signal on frequency 6925
   kHz exceeds the maximum permitted established in Section 15.209 of the
   Rules (See 47 C.F.R. S 15.209(a)). 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 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. SS 401, 501, 503 and


   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.

   James A. Bridgewater

   District Director

   Detroit Office


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005