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Federal Communications Commission
Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
Utility Mapping Services Inc. )
Licensee of Radio Station WQFS506 )
Honolulu, Hawaii )                      File No. EB-FIELDWR-17-00023651
Released:  May 16, 2017
By the Regional Director, Region Three, Enforcement Bureau:
1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the 
Commission’s rules,
to Utility Mapping Services Inc. (UMSI), licensee of radio station WQFS506 in 
Honolulu, Hawaii.  Pursuant to Section 1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this Notice does not preclude the 
Enforcement Bureau from further action if warranted, including issuing a Notice of Apparent Liability for 
Forfeiture for the violation(s) noted herein.
2. On February 23, 2017, in response to a complaint of interference, an agent of the 
Enforcement Bureau’s Honolulu Office located radio station WQFS506 located in the Kalihi area of 
Honolulu, HI, and observed violations of the following rules:
a. 47 CFR § 1.903(a): “General rule. Stations in the Wireless Radio Services 
must be used and operated only in accordance with the rules applicable to 
their particular service as set forth in this title and with a valid authorization 
granted by the Commission under the provisions of this part ….”  The 
WQFS506 station license which authorized UMSI to operate on 461.075 
MHz, expired on September 21, 2016.  Investigation on February 23, 2017
determined that UMSI was continuing to operate a Trimble R8-Model 2 
radio modem on 461.075 MHz located along the Kapalama Canal, across 
from the City Square Shopping Center parking lot in the Kalihi area in 
Honolulu, HI. 
47 CFR § 1.89.
47 CFR § 1.89(a).
Federal Communications Commission
b. 47 CFR § 90.403(c): “Except for stations that have been granted exclusive 
channels under this part and that are classified as commercial mobile radio 
service providers pursuant to Part 20 of this chapter, each licensee must 
restrict all transmissions to the minimum practical transmission time and 
must employ an efficient operating procedure designed to maximize the 
utilization of the spectrum.” At the time of the investigation, the agent 
observed that WQFS506 was operating a station which transmitted 
continuously on 461.075 MHz in Honolulu, HI, and with Station Class 
“FBT” which does not authorize exclusive use of the channel. 
c. 47 CFR § 90.403(e): “Licensees shall take reasonable precautions to avoid 
causing harmful interference.  This includes monitoring the transmitting 
frequency for communications in progress and such other measures as may 
be necessary to minimize the potential for causing interference.”  At the time 
of the investigation, the agent observed that WQFS506 was operating a 
station which transmitted continuously on 461.075 MHz, providing no 
opportunities for other users to share this frequency and causing harmful 
interference with another licensee in the Honolulu, HI area. 
d. 47 CFR § 90.425(a): “Identification procedure.  Except as provided for in 
paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section, each station or system shall be 
identified by the transmission of the assigned call sign during each 
transmission or exchange of transmissions, or once each 15 minutes (30 
minutes in the Public Safety Pool) during periods of continuous operation.”  
At the time of the investigation, the agent monitored the WQFS506 for 
several hours and at no time was the call sign identification heard.
3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
Section 1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional information concerning the violations and any remedial 
actions taken.  Therefore, UMSI must submit a written statement concerning this matter within twenty 
(20) days of release of this Notice.  The response (i) must fully explain each violation, including all 
relevant surrounding facts and circumstances, (ii) must contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken 
to correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and (iii) must include a time line for completion of any 
pending corrective action(s).  The response must be complete in itself and must not be abbreviated by 
reference to other communications or answers to other notices.
4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct UMSI to support their response 
to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by UMSI, 
verifying the truth and accuracy of the information therein,
and confirming that all of the information 
47 U.S.C. § 308(b).
47 CFR § 1.89(c).
Section 1.16 of the Rules provides that “[a]ny document to be filed with the Federal Communications Commission 
and which is required by any law, rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported, evidenced, 
established or proved by a written sworn declaration, verification, certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the 
Federal Communications Commission
requested by this Notice which is in the licensee’s possession, custody, control, or knowledge has been 
produced.  To knowingly and willfully make any false statement or conceal any material fact in reply to 
this Notice is punishable by fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.
5. All replies and documentation sent in response to this Notice should be marked with the 
File No. and NOV No. specified above, and mailed to the following address:
Federal Communications Commission
Region Three Los Angeles Office
18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 660
Cerritos, CA 90703
6. This Notice shall be sent to UMSI at their address of record.  
7. The Privacy Act of 1974
requires that we advise you that the Commission will use all 
relevant material information before it, including any information disclosed in your reply, to determine 
what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure compliance.  
Lark Hadley
Regional Director
Region Three
Enforcement Bureau
person making the same, may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the unsworn declaration, 
certification, verification, or statement in writing of such person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the 
declarant as true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially the following form . . . : ‘I declare (or certify, 
verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)’.”  47 
CFR § 1.16.
18 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq. See also 47 CFR § 1.17.
See 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3).