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Atlanta Regional Office
P.O. Box 1493
Powder Springs, GA 30127

August 23, 2019

Sailboat Cay Condominium Association, Inc.
North Miami, Florida


	Case Number: EB-FIELDSCR-19-00029407
On June 26, 2019, Agents from the Miami Office of the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC or Commissions) Enforcement Bureau investigated an unlicensed FM station operating on the frequency 91.7 MHz in North Miami, Florida.  The Agents confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 91.7 MHz were emanating from an antenna on the rooftop, a common area of the condominium property, on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami, Florida.  The Commissions records show that no license was issued for operation of a radio station at this location on 91.7MHz in North Miami, Florida.

Radio stations operating on a range of frequencies, 47 CFR  73.201.
 including 91.7 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 that complies with the standards established in part 15 of the Commissions rules. 47 CFR  15.1 et seq.
  On June 26, 2019, the Agents found that the station on your property was operating at a power level that exceeds the level permitted by part 15.  The field strength of the signal on frequency 91.7MHz was measured at levels exceeding the maximum permitted level of 250 microvolts per meter (V/m) at 3 meters for non-licensed devices.  Therefore, the station is operating in violation of section 301. 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 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.

Ronald D. Ramage
Acting Field Director
Enforcement Bureau
Federal Communications Commission 

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