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Sam Ehrenthal, Spring Valley, NY

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Released: May 8, 2013




New York Office

201 Varick Street, Suite 1151
New York, New York 10014

May 8, 2013
Sam Ehrenthal
Spring Valley, New York


Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-13-00008495
Document Number: W2013323800022
The New York Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 89.7
MHz was allegedly operating in Spring Valley, New York. On April 23, 2013, agents from this
office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 89.7 MHz were
emanating from your residence in Spring Valley, New York. The Commission’s records show
that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 89.7 MHz at this location in
Spring Valley, New York.
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 89.7 MHz was measured
at 364,621 microvolts per meter (µV/m) at 3 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.)


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.
Stephen Maguire
District Director
New York Office
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

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