KB4AN Warning Notice


December 13, 2001

Mr. Thomas J. Banks
250 S. W. Moselle Avenue
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984 

RE: Amateur Radio License KB4AN: Warning Notice

Dear Mr. Banks: 

On November 14, 2001 the St. Lucie Repeater Association Trustee requested that you refrain from using their AF4CN repeater system. The request was made as a result of your failing to follow Commission rules and operational rules set forth by the licensee/control operators of the repeater.  Information indicates that you have not adhered to the request. 

The Commission requires that repeaters be under the supervision of a control operator and holds such control operators and licensees responsible for the proper operation of the repeater system.  Control operators may take whatever steps are appropriate to ensure compliance with the repeater rules, including converting the repeater to a closed repeater or taking it off the air entirely.  We do not require them to convert the repeater to a closed repeater in order to ensure compliance among the users. 

Please be advised that we expect you to abide by the request to stay off the AF4CN system and your failure to do so after receipt of this letter will jeopardize your Amateur license.  If you use the repeater again we will initiate enforcement action against your license, which may include revocation, forfeiture or a modification proceeding to restrict the frequencies on which you may operate KB4AN. 

Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. Section 308(b), gives the Commission the authority to obtain information from licensees about the operation of their stations.  Pursuant to that section, you are requested to respond to this letter within 20 days stating what action you have taken to comply with the November 14, 2001 request by the AF4CN repeater trustee. 

We also note that your address in our database shows 4356 Dorothea Drive in Lake Worth.  Please take immediate steps to correct it. 


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