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Alan Price, White Settlement, TX

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Released: February 5, 2010



South Central Region
Dallas Office
9330 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1170
Dallas, TX 75243

February 5, 2010
Alan Price
White Settlement, Texas


Case Number: EB-09-DL-0112
Document Number: W201032500011
On February 2, 2010, agents from the Commission’s Dallas Office of the Enforcement Bureau
detected a broadcast radio station on 102.5 MHz operating in White Settlement, TX. The agents
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 102.5 MHz were
emanating from an antenna attached to your rooftop on your residential property in White
Settlement, TX. You voluntarily ceased operations during an inspection of your station. The
Commission's records show that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on
102.5 MHz at this location in White Settlement, TX.
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 102.5 MHz was measured at
904,143 microvolts per meter (µV/m) at 363 meters, which exceeded the maximum permitted
level of 250 µV/m at 3 meters for non-licensed devices. Thus, this station was 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 or providing services and facilities incidental to the operation of an
unlicensed radio transmitter
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).


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
You may contact this office if you have any questions.
James D. Wells
District Director
Dallas District Office
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005

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