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Los Angeles Regional Office
11331 183rd Street, PMB #365
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 860-7474

November 7, 2018

Daryl Thomas
Carmichael, California 95608
	Case Number: EB-FIELDWR-18-00025955


On October 10, 2018, an Agent from the San Francisco Office (San Francisco Office) of the Federal Communications Commissions (FCCs or Commissions) Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) responded to a complaint of an unlicensed FM station operating on the frequency 95.7MHz in Carmichael, California.  The Agent confirmed by direction finding techniques that a radio signal on 95.7 MHz was emanating from a residential property on Woodleigh Drive in Carmichael, California.  The Commissions records show that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 95.7 MHz at this location.  You admitted that you were the operator of this station. 

Radio stations operating on a range of frequencies, 47 CFR  73.201.
 including 95.7 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 Commissions rules. 47 CFR  15.1 et seq.
  On October 10, 2018, the Agent measured the field strength of the signal on the frequency 95.7 MHz and found that it exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 microvolts per meter (V/m) at 3 meters established under Part 15.  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, or in violation of the Commissions RF radiation limits, 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 seizure of 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 Commission.  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 Commissions staff will use all relevant material information before it to determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance with the Commissions rules.  This will include any information that you disclose in your reply.

You may contact this office if you have any questions.

Lark Hadley
Regional Director
Region Three
Enforcement Bureau

	Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
	Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005