Click here for Adobe Acrobat version
Click here for Microsoft Word version


This document was converted from Microsoft Word.

Content from the original version of the document such as
headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, graphics, and page numbers
will not show up in this text version.

All text attributes such as bold, italic, underlining, etc. from the
original document will not show up in this text version.

Features of the original document layout such as
columns, tables, line and letter spacing, pagination, and margins
will not be preserved in the text version.

If you need the complete document, download the
Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat version.


Columbia Regional Office
9200 Farm House Lane
Columbia, Maryland 21046
(301) 725-1996
March 30, 2017
Ramon Suarez
Passaic, New Jersey
Case Number:  EB-FIELDNER-17-00023743
The New York Office received a complaint of an unlicensed FM station operating on the 
frequency 104.7 MHz in Passaic, New Jersey.  On March 2, 2017, agents from the New York 
Office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 104.7 MHz 
were emanating from your residence in Passaic, New Jersey.  The Commission’s records show 
no license issued for operation of a radio station on 104.7 MHz at this location.
Radio stations operating on many frequencies, including 104.7 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 or mode of operation that complies with the 
standards established in Part 15 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 15.1 et seq.  The agents 
found that the station at your residence was operating at a power level that exceeds the level 
permitted by Part 15.  Therefore, 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.)   
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 
You may contact this office if you have any questions.
David C. Dombrowski
Regional Director
Region One
Enforcement Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005