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Demetrio Contreras, Lincoln Park, MI

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Released: August 13, 2013



Northeast Region

Detroit Office

24897 Hathaway St.
Farmington Hills, MI 48335-1552
August 13, 2013
(Sent via Certified Return Receipt Requested and First Class U.S. Mail)
Demetrio Contreras
Lincoln Park, Michigan


Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-13-00010000
Document Number: W201332360008
The Detroit Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 95.3 MHz
was allegedly operating in Lincoln Park, Michigan. On July 19, 2013, an agent from this office
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 95.3 MHz were
emanating from 999 Fort Street, Lincoln Park, Michigan. The Commission's records show that
no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 95.3 MHz at this location in Lincoln
Park, Michigan.
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 95.3 MHz was measured
at 441,442 microvolts per meter (V/m) at 300.8 meters, which exceeded the maximum
permitted level of 250 V/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).



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 A. Bridgewater
District Director
Detroit Office
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

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