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Released: December 3, 2009



South Central Region

Miami Office

P.O. Box 520617
Miami, FL 33152-0617

December 3, 2009
Gonel Joseph
Miami, FL


Case Number: EB-09-MA-0194
Document Number: W201032600017
The Miami Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 1120 kHz
was allegedly operating in the Miami area. On November 24, 2009, agents from this office
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 1120 kHz were
emanating from 777 NW 106th St., Miami, FL. This Office has information that you are the
operator of this station. The Commission’s records show that no license was issued for operation
of a broadcast station on 1120 kHz at this location in Miami, FL.
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 1120 kHz was measured
at 134,000 microvolts per meter (µV/m) at 232 meters which exceeded the maximum permitted
level of 21.43 µV/m at 30 meters established in Section 15.209 of the Rules. Thus, the 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 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.
Steven DeSena
Resident Agent
Miami Office
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005

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