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Released: February 22, 2010

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

NORTHEAST REGION

Philadelphia Office
One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404
2300 East Lincoln Highway
Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

February 22, 2010
Robert Gilbert, Jr.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

Case Number: EB-09-PA-0281
Document Number: W201032400005
The Philadelphia Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 92.9
MHz was allegedly operating in the Philadelphia area. On February 21, 2010, agents from this
office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 92.9 MHz were
emanating from the property at 1652 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to
Philadelphia records, you are the owner of this property. The Commission’s records show that
no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 92.9 MHz at this location in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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 97.7 MHz was measured
at 3,739 microvolts per meter (µV/m) at 302 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.
Gene J. Stanbro
District Director
Philadelphia Office
Attachments:
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005

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