Tamaqua Area School District, Tamaqua, PA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 4042300 East Lincoln Highway
Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047
December 8, 2009
Tamaqua Area School District
NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATIONCase Number: EB-09-PA-0252
Document Number: W201032400003
On October 29, 2009, the Commission’s Philadelphia Office received a complaint alleging that Tamaqua
Area School District was operating on the unauthorized Land Mobile Radio Service frequencies 467.875
MHz and 467.925 MHz. On November 12, 2009, agents inspected the radio communications equipment
at Tamaqua Area School District and found that the school district was operating Motorola Radius CP200
two-way radios on the frequencies 467.875 MHz, 467.925 MHz and 468.750 MHz. The Commission’s
records show that Tamaqua Area School District is not authorized to operate radio transmitting equipment
on the frequencies 467.875 MHz, 467.925 MHz and 468.750 MHz.
Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 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 reply.
You may contact this office if you have any questions.
Gene J. Stanbro
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2003
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