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Released: November 21, 2013

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

NORTHEAST REGION

Boston Office

1 Batterymarch Park, Suite 102
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 786-7746
November 21, 2013
Berthe Boyer
Avon, Massachusetts

NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-13-00012282
Document Number: W201432260001
The Boston Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 100.9 MHz
was allegedly operating in Avon, Massachusetts. On November 20, 2013, agents from this office
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 100.9 MHz were
emanating from your residence in Avon, Massachusetts. The Commission’s records show that
no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 100.9 MHz at this location in Avon,
Massachusetts.
Radio stations 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 field strength of the signal on frequency 100.9 MHz was
measured at 559,407 microvolts per meter (µV/m) at 100 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).

UNLICENSED OPERATION OF THIS RADIO STATION MUST BE DISCONTINUED
IMMEDIATELY

.

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
reply.
You may contact this office if you have any questions.
Dennis Loria
District Director
Boston Office
Attachments:
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

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