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Released: July 26, 2012

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Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Rick Engineering Company
) File No. EB-FIELDNER-12-00002674
Licensee of Radio Station KB74568
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San Diego, California
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NOV No. V201232940023
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NOTICE OF VIOLATION

Released: July 26, 2012

By the District Director, San Diego Office, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:
1.
This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the
Commission’s Rules1 to Rick Engineering Company (Rick Engineering), the licensee of Radio
Station KB74568 in San Diego, California.
2.
On May 22, 2012, in response to a complaint of interference, an agent of the
Enforcement Bureau's San Diego Office used radio direction finding techniques to locate the
interference source to a transmitter owned and operated by Rick Engineering in Del Sur, a new
development area in San Diego, California. The agent conducted on/off tests and confirmed that
the transmitter was the source of the interference. During the inspection of the transmitter’s
operation, the agent observed the following violation:
47 C.F.R. § 1.903(a): “Stations in the Wireless Radio Service must be used
and operated only in accordance with the rules applicable to their particular
service as set forth in this title and with a valid authorization granted by the
Commission under the provisions of this part, except as specified in the
Section 1.903(b).” The transmitter was emitting a telemetry signal on
464.700 MHz, a frequency not authorized by the license for Radio Station
KB74568.
3.
Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,2
and Section 1.89 of the Commission's rules, Rick Engineering must submit a written statement
concerning this matter within twenty (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 a principal or officer


147 C.F.R. § 1.89.
247 U.S.C. § 308(b).

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of the licensee. All replies and documentation sent in 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 Diego Office
4542 Ruffner Street, Suite 370
San Diego, CA 92111
4.
This Notice shall be sent to Rick Engineering Company at its address of record.
5.
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. Code.4
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
James T. Lyon
District Director
San Diego District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau


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