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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of   )   File Number: EB-07-TP-183   
     John Doe           )   NAL/Acct. No: 200832700016  
     Largo, FL          )   FRN: 0017350919             

                                FORFEITURE ORDER

   Adopted: June 26, 2008 Released: June 30, 2008

   By the Regional Director, South Central Region, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. In this Forfeiture Order ("Order"), we issue a monetary forfeiture in
       the amount of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to John Doe for
       willful and repeated violation of Sections 301 and 325 of the
       Communications Act of 1934, as amended. The noted violations involve
       Mr. Doe's operation of radio transmission equipment without a license
       in Largo, Florida, on the International Distress, Safety and Calling
       Channel and transmission of false signals of distress.

   2. On April 30, 2008, the Commission's Tampa Office of the Enforcement
   Bureau ("Tampa Office") issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for
   Forfeiture ("NAL") in the amount of $18,000 to Mr. Doe. Mr. Doe has not
   filed a response to the NAL. Based on the information before us, we affirm
   the forfeiture.

   3. ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 503(b) of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Sections 0.111, 0.311 and
   1.80(f)(4) of the Commission's Rules, John Doe IS LIABLE FOR A MONETARY
   FORFEITURE in the amount of $18,000 for violation of Sections 301 and 325
   of the Act.

   4. Payment of the forfeiture shall be made in the manner provided for in
   Section 1.80 of the Rules within 30 days of the release of this Order. If
   the forfeiture is not paid within the period specified, the case may be
   referred to the Department of Justice for collection pursuant to Section
   504(a) of the Act. Payment of the forfeiture must be made by check or
   similar instrument, payable to the order of the Federal Communications
   Commission. The payment must include the NAL/Account Number and FRN Number
   referenced above. Payment by check or money order may be mailed to Federal
   Communications Commission, P.O. Box 979088, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.
   Payment by overnight mail may be sent to U.S. Bank - Government Lockbox
   #979088, SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101.
   Payment[s] by wire transfer may be made to ABA Number 021030004, receiving
   bank TREAS/NYC, and account number 27000001. For payment by credit card,
   an FCC Form 159 (Remittance Advice) must be submitted.  FCC Form 159 may
   be obtained at When completing
   the FCC Form 159, enter the NAL/Account number in block number 23A (call
   sign/other ID), and enter the letters "FORF" in block number 24A (payment
   type code). Requests for full payment under an installment plan should be
   sent to:  Chief Financial Officer -- Financial Operations, 445 12th
   Street, S.W., Room 1-A625, Washington, D.C.  20554.   Please contact the
   Financial Operations Group Help Desk at 1-877-480-3201 or Email: with any questions regarding payment procedures. Mr.
   Doe will also send electronic notification on the date said payment is
   made to

   5. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall be sent by First
   Class Mail and Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested to John Doe at his
   address of record.


   Dennis P. Carlton

   Regional Director, South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   Name redacted due to age of individual.

   47 U.S.C. S:S: 301, 325.

   The frequency 156.800 MHz, channel 16, is the international distress,
   safety and calling channel. See 47 C.F.R. S: 80.369(e)(3).

   Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 200832700016
   (Enf. Bur., Tampa Office, released April 30, 2008).

   47 U.S.C. S:S: 301, 325, 503(b).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

   47 U.S.C. S: 504(a).

   Federal Communications Commission DA 08-1505



   Federal Communications Commission DA 08-1505