Mark Colville, New Haven, CT
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
ENFORCEMENT BUREAUNORTHEAST REGION
Boston Office1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
May 16, 2013
New Haven, CT
NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATIONCase Number: EB-FIELDNER-13-00008525
Document Number: W20133226006
The Boston Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 104.5 MHz
was allegedly operating in New Haven, CT. On May 2, 2013, agents from this office confirmed
by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 104.5 MHz were emanating from
your residence in New Haven, CT. The Commission’s records show that no license was issued
for operation of a broadcast station on 104.5 MHz at this location in New Haven, CT.
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 104.5 MHz was
measured at 42,476 microvolts per meter (µV/m) at 72 meters, which exceeded the maximum
permitted level of 250 µV/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).
UNLICENSED OPERATION OF THIS RADIO STATION MUST BE DISCONTINUED
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.
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005
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