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Released: December 8, 2009

Federal Communications Commission

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Scott Communications, Inc.
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File No. EB-09-PA-0266
Licensee of Radio Station WPZP434
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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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NOV No. V201032400010
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NOTICE OF VIOLATION

Released: December 8, 2009

By the District Director, Philadelphia Office, Northeast Region, Enforcement Bureau:
1. This is a Notice of Violation (“Notice”) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the
Commission’s Rules1 to Scott Communications, Inc., the operator of a radio servicing
company and the licensee of several Land Mobile Radio Service Stations.2
2. On November 12, 2009, agents of the Enforcement Bureau’s Philadelphia Office,
responding to a complaint of unauthorized transmissions on the frequencies 467.875
MHz and 467.925 MHz, inspected the mobile radio station located at Lower Macungie
Elementary School in Macungie, Pennsylvania. Lower Macungie Elementary School
reported that Scott Communications, Inc. programmed the radios. The agent contacted
Scott Communications, Inc. and found the following violation:
47 C.F.R. § 90.427(b) “Except for frequencies used in accordance with
§ 90.417, no person shall program into a transmitter frequencies for which
the licensee using the transmitter is not authorized.” An invoice provided by
Lower Macungie Elementary School shows that Scott Communications, Inc.
sold to the school 15 Motorola BPR40 two-way radios programmed with the
frequency 467.875 MHz, a frequency for which the school is not authorized.
3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,3 and
Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Scott Communications, Inc. must submit a
written statement concerning this matter within twenty (20) days of release of this Notice.
The response must fully explain each violation, must contain a statement of the specific
action(s) taken to correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and should include a
time line for completion of pending corrective action(s). The response must be complete
in itself and signed by a principal or officer of the licensee. All replies and
documentation sent in response to this Notice should be marked with the File No. and
NOV No. specified above, and mailed to the following address:


147 C.F.R. § 1.89.
2 Scott Communications, Inc. is the licensee of Private Land Mobile Radio Service Station WPZP434.
347 U.S.C. § 308(b).

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communications Commission
Philadelphia Office
One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404
2300 East Lincoln Highway
Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047
4. This Notice shall be sent to Scott Communications, Inc. at its address of record.
5. The Privacy Act of 19744 requires that we advise you that the Commission will use all
relevant material information before it, including any information disclosed in your reply,
to determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure compliance. Any
false statement made knowingly and willfully in reply to this Notice is punishable by fine
or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.5
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Gene J. Stanbro
District Director
Philadelphia District Office
Northeast Region
Enforcement Bureau


4P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3).
518 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq.
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