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                              ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                                   REGION 2

                                 Miami Office
                                P.O. Box 266468
                               Weston, FL 33326

                                April 28, 2016

Vilnord Simon
North Miami, Florida

                        NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

	Case Number: EB-FIELDSCR-15-00019795
	Document Number:  W201632600007

On August 17, 2015, and April 23, 2016, agents from this office confirmed
by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 103.1
MHz were emanating from an antenna mounted on an apartment balcony of a
multi-unit apartment building on Northeast 13[th] Avenue in North Miami,
Florida.  Information received by this office indicates you are one of
the operators of this station.	The Commission's records show that no
license was issued for operation of a broadcast station at this location
on 103.1 MHz in North Miami, Florida.

Radio stations operating on many frequencies, including 103.1 MHz,
must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 301.  The only
exception to this licensing requirement is for certain transmitters
using or operating at a power level that complies with the standards
established in Part 15 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§  15.1
et seq.  On August 17, 2015, and April 23, 2016, the field strength of
the signal on frequency 103.1 MHz exceeded the maximum permitted level
of 250 microvolts per meter (uV/m) at 3 meters for non-licensed devices.
Thus, this station is operating in violation of 47 U.S.C. § 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. §§ 401, 501, 503
and 510.)  Be advised that this warning does not preclude this office
from pursuing additional sanctions based upon our investigation of
this incident.


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. § 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.

Ronald Ramage
Regional Director

	Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
	Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005
      FCC Enforcement Advisory - Warning: Unauthorized Radio Broadcasting
      is Illegal, March 1, 2016