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Released: April 18, 2011

Federal Communications Commission

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Tropicana Las Vegas, Inc.
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File No. EB-11-LA-0007
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Licensee of Radio Station WYJ470
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NOV No. V201132900012
Las Vegas, NV
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NOTICE OF VIOLATION

Released: April 8, 2011
By the District Director, Los Angeles Office, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:
1.
This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the
Commission's Rules,1 to Tropicana Las Vegas Inc., licensee of radio station WYJ470, Las Vegas, NV.
2.
On, January 19, 2010, in response to a complaint, an agent from the Enforcement
Bureau's Los Angeles Office monitored the frequency 461.675 MHz, and using direction finding
techniques to locate station WYJ470, located at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino at 3801 Las Vegas Blvd.,
Las Vegas, Nevada, observed the following violations:
a.
47 C.F.R. 90.403(c): "Except for stations that have been granted exclusive
channels under this part, and are classified as commercial mobile radio
service providers pursuant to Part 20 of this chapter, each license must
restrict all transmissions to the minimum practical transmission time and
must employee an efficient operating procedure designed to maximize the
utilization of the spectrum." At the time of the investigation, the agent
monitored the WYJ470 repeater transmitter output and observed that
WYJ470 was transmitting a digitally modulated signal, nearly continuously
(1114 out of 1259 seconds in one sample), on 461.675 MHz.
b.
47 C.F.R. 90.403(e): Licensees shall take reasonable precautions to avoid
causing harmful interference. This includes monitoring the transmitting
frequency for communications in progress and such other measures as may
be necessary to minimize the potential for causing interference." At the time
of the investigation, the agent monitored the WYJ470 repeater transmitter
output and observed that WYJ470 was transmitting a digitally modulated
signal, nearly continuously (1114 out of 1259 seconds in one sample), on
461.675 MHz, creating the potential for interference.


1 47 C.F.R. 1.89.

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c.
47 C.F.R. 90.425(a): "Except as provided for in paragraphs (d) and (e) of
this section, each station or system shall be identified by the transmission of
the assigned call sign during each transmission or exchange of transmissions,
or once each 15 minutes (30 minutes in the Public Safety Pool) during
periods of continuous operation." At the time of the investigation, the agent
monitored the WYJ470 repeater output signal for an extended period and
observed that WYJ470 did not identify with a call sign.

3.
Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,2 and
Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Tropicana Las Vegas 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 Tropicana Las Vegas Inc.
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:
Federal Communications Commission
Los Angeles Office
18000 Studebaker Rd., Suite 660
Cerritos, CA 90703
4.
This Notice shall be sent to Tropicana Las Vegas Inc., at its address of record.
5.
The Privacy Act of 19743 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.4
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Nader Haghighat
District Director
Los Angeles District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau


2 47 U.S.C. 308(b).
3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(3).
4 18 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.
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