Coyle Letter from the FCC 2009

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   February 18, 2009

   Mr. Robert L. Coyle, Jr.

   320 Langston Road

   Perry, GA 31093

   Re: Amateur Radio License WN5P

   Warning Notice

   Dear Mr. Coyle:

   The trustees of WA4ORT and NM4W have requested, by letter dated January
   14, 2009, that you refrain from use of these repeaters. The written
   request was issued as a result of your failure to follow operational rules
   set forth by the licensee/control operators of the repeater systems for
   their users. You were previously issued several requests to refrain from
   using the systems, but failed to comply with them necessitating the formal
   written request. You have failed to comply with the formal written request
   as well as you were heard and recorded operating on the system more than a
   dozen times by the control operator and the club president since the
   January 14, 2009, letter was sent.

   The Commission requires that repeaters be under the supervision of a
   control operator and not only expects, but requires, that such control
   operators be responsible for the proper operation of the repeater system.
   Control operators may take whatever steps they deem appropriate to ensure
   compliance with the repeater rules, including limiting the repeater use to
   certain users, converting the repeater to a closed repeater or taking it
   off the air entirely.

   Please be advised that the Commission expects you to abide by the request
   of the control operator that you stay off of NM4W - and any other similar
   requests to cease operations on any other repeaters by any other repeater
   licensees, control operators or trustees.

   Use of WA4ORT or NM4W again after receipt of this letter could subject you
   to severe penalties, including license revocation, monetary forfeiture
   (fine) or a modification proceeding to restrict the frequencies upon which
   you may operate.


   Laura L. Smith

   Special Counsel

   Cc: South Central Regional Director

   In an email dated January 8, 2009, Mr. Mike Besemer (the control operator)
   advised you that you were restricted from operating on the repeaters and,
   on January 13, 2009, you were confronted while on the WA4ORT repeater by
   Mr. Besemer and Mr. Scott Nolde (the club president) and again advised
   that you were prohibited from using the repeaters.

   Fines normally range from $7,500 to $10,000.

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