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Columbia Regional Office
9200 Farm House Lane
Columbia, Maryland 21046
(301) 725-1996
March 27, 2017
Joshua Mehlman
Brooklyn, New York
Case Number:  EB-FIELDNER-17-00023836
The New York Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 95.1 
MHz was allegedly operating in Brooklyn, New York.  On March 17, 2017, agents from the New 
York Office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 95.1 MHz 
were emanating from 620 Foster Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.  The Commission’s records 
show that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 95.1 MHz at this location 
in Brooklyn, New York.
Radio stations operating on many frequencies, including 95.1 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 or mode of operation that complies with the 
standards established in Part 15 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §§  15.1 et seq.  The field 
strength of the signal on frequency 95.1 MHz was measured at 188,607 microvolts per meter 
(µV/m) at 3 meters, which exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 µV/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.)
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