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Released: December 31, 1969

Federal Communications Commission

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
County of San Joaquin
File No. EB-08-SF-0289
Licensee of Radio Station WQGT278
Stockton, California
NOV No. V200932960005


Released: January 16, 2009

By the District Director, San Francisco Office, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:
This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the
Commission's Rules,1 to County of San Joaquin, licensee of station WQGT278, in Stockton, California.
On September 3, 2008, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's San Francisco Office
monitored radio station WQGT278 located at Stockton, California, and observed the following violation:
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. The call sign shall be transmitted by voice
in the English language or by International Morse Code in accordance with
paragraph (b) of this section." On September 3, 2008, between 3:00 p.m. and
4:00 p.m., the County of San Joaquin transmitted call sign WQFN722 which
is no longer valid and expired on March 27, 2007. The correct call sign is
Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,2 and Section
1.89 of the Commission's Rules, County of San Joaquin, must submit a written statement concerning this
matter within 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 an official of the County of San Joaquin. All replies and documentation sent in

1 47 C.F.R. 1.89.
2 47 U.S.C. 403.

Federal Communications Commission

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
San Francisco Office
5653 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 105
Pleasanton, CA 94588-8543
This Notice shall be sent by Certified Mail/Return Receipt Requested and regular mail to
the County of San Joaquin at its address of record.
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.
Thomas N. VanStavern
District Director
San Francisco District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau

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

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