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Columbia Regional Office
P.O. Box 130
Columbia, Maryland 21045
(301) 725-1996              

June 13, 2018

Jack Akaffou
New Haven, Connecticut

	Case Number:  EB-FIELDNER-17-00025808
On May 1, 2018, Agents from the New York Office of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s or Commission’s) Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) investigated a complaint of an unlicensed FM station operating on the frequency 103.3 MHz in Bridgeport, Connecticut.   The Agent confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 103.3 MHz were emanating from a property on Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Public records list you as the owner of this property.  The Commission’s records show that no license was issued for operation of a radio station on 103.3 MHz in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Radio stations operating on a range of frequencies,  47 CFR § 73.201.
 including 103.3 MHz, must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to Section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act). 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 Agent measured the field strength of the signal on the frequency 103.3 MHz for the station and found that it exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 µV/m at 3 meters for non-licensed devices.  Thus, this station is operating in violation of Section 301 of the Act. 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 will subject the operator to severe penalties, including, but not limited to, in rem seizure of the offending radio equipment without further notice, substantial fines, 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 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.

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