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Manuel Martinez, Panorama City, CA

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Released: August 22, 2013

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

WESTERN REGION

Los Angeles Office

18000 Studebaker Road, Room 660
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 860-7474
August 22, 2013
Manuel Martinez
Panorama City, CA

NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

Case Number: EB-FIELDWR-13-00010515
Document Number: W201332900012
The Los Angeles Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 97.7
MHz was allegedly operating in Panorama City, CA. On August 5, 2013, an agent from this
office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 97.7 MHz were
emanating from a residence in Panorama City, CA. Property records show that you are the owner
of the property. The Commission's records show that no license was issued for operation of a
broadcast station at this location on 97.7 MHz in Panorama City, CA.
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 that
complies with the standards established in Part 15 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 15.1
et seq. Your operation on frequency 97.7 MHz was measured and extrapolated to 1,781,000 per
meter (V/m) at 3 meters. This exceeds the allowable unlicensed limit of 250 V/m at 3 meters
established in Part 15. 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 of this illegal operation to severe penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial
monetary forfeitures, 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.
Charles A. Cooper
District Director
Los Angeles Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau
Attachments:
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005

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