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                              ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                                   REGION 1

                                Columbia Office
                             9200 Farm House Lane
                           Columbia, Maryland 21046

                                 May 12, 2016

Richard L. Everley
Jessup, Maryland

                        NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

	Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-16-00021611
	Document Number:  W201632340001

The Columbia Office received information alleging that your Citizens Band
(CB) radio station was being operated illegally in Jessup, Maryland.
As described below, agents from the Enforcement Bureau's Columbia Office
found during an investigation that you were operating your CB station
at the Jessup Radio/CB Shop, located at 7541 Assateague Dr. Ste 119,
in Jessup, Maryland in a manner that voided your authorization to operate.

CB Rule 11, 47 C.F.R. § 95.411, provides that CB operators shall not
attach to their CB stations external radio frequency power amplifiers
(linear amplifiers) or any other devices which are capable of amplifying
a CB station's signal and that use of a linear amplifier voids the
authority to operate.  Operators are presumed to have used a linear
amplifier if the linear amplifier is in the operator's possession or on
the operator's premises and there is other evidence that the station was
operated overpowered.  On May 11, 2016, agents from this office conducted
an inspection of your CB station and observed a power amplifier /power
supply, was attached to your CB station. You admitted to the agents that
you used the unmarked device to test radios.

You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting equipment
without a valid radio station authorization constitutes a violation of
47 U.S.C. § 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. §§ 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. §
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.

Dave Dombrowski
Regional Director
Columbia Office
Region 1
Enforcement Bureau

	Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
	Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005