July 9, 2004
Mr. Jaye W. Sturtevant
3844 Ransomville Road
Ransomville, NY 14131
RE: Amateur Radio
License K2ZT--Repeater Operation
Dear Mr. Sturtevant:
Enclosed is a complaint alleging that you are operating a repeater on
the 147.390 MHz repeater pair and that it is causing interference to a
coordinated repeater. Information before us indicates that your repeater
is not coordinated, and that you have not applied for coordination with
the coordinating body in your area.
Section 97.205 of the Commission's rules states that where there is
interference between a coordinated and an uncoordinated repeater, "the
licensee of the uncoordinated repeater has primary responsibility to
resolve the interference." Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. Section 308(b), gives the Commission the
authority to request information from a licensee regarding the operation
of a radio station. Accordingly, you are requested to respond to this
letter within 20 days from the above date, furnishing the following
1) Is your repeater K2ZT coordinated for operation on the 147.390 MHz
pair ? If so:
a) Furnish a copy of the coordination document
b) State the circumstances, if any, under which you are operating the
repeater in a manner not consistent with the coordination.
2) If your repeater K2ZT is not coordinated, or if it is coordinated but
is not being operated in accordance with the coordination, state what,
action you have taken to obtain coordination.
3) Have you received complaints regarding the operation of the K2ZT? If
a) State the details of the complaints, if they were oral; and state
what action, if any, you took to resolve them.
b) If the complaints were in writing, state what action, if any, you
took in response to the complaints and furnish a copy of each complaint.
4) Describe in detail the configuration of the K2ZT repeater system,
including all sites, links and addresses, using diagrams where
In an inquiry of this type we are required to advise you that Congress
has made punishable a willfully false or misleading reply to a letter of
this type, and that the information you submit will be used to determine
what, if any, action to take in this matter. See Title 18, Section 1001
of the United States Code. Address your response to 1270
Fairfield Road at the above letterhead address.