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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #310

                    Monday,  February 8, 1999

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 1999, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  INDUSTRY COORDINATION COMMITTEE
  TO HELP FCC IN DTV IMPLEMENTATION?

  The FCC is asking for comments on the establishment of an
"industry coordination committee" to assist in the implementation
of the digital television (DTV) service.  One of the stated
purposes of the document is to select "the criteria that would be
used in selecting the DTV frequency coordinators" to provide "fair
and efficient means for adjusting the DTV Table of Allotments."
Don't miss this important item at:

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1999/fcc99008.txt 

  Use a .wp suffix for the full Word Perfect version.

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  FCC ISSUES ANOTHER MAJOR DTV AND NTSC DECISION

  Technically, this item is a "Second Memorandum Opinion & Order
(MO&O) on Reconsideration of the Fifth and Sixth Report & Orders."

  The FCC says that the text includes the following provisions:
"1) modifying our policy restricting requests for maximization of
UHF DTV station power to 200 kW....,  2) clarifying our policy
with respect to pending applications to modify existing analog,
or NTSC, television facilities and  3) clarifying our policy with
respect to protection of allotments for proposed new NTSC
stations.  We are also making several adjustments to the DTV
Table...."  See the simple text file at:

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db990205/fcc98315.txt 

  Use a .wp suffix for the full Word Perfect version.

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                          JOB SHOPPE
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  RADIO ENGINEER OPENING - KFMB, SAN DIEGO

  Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years major market radio
engineering experience.  Technical skills should include a solid
background in Novell and Windows NT networks, digital audio
systems as well as high power directional AM and FM RF systems.
Applicant should hold an ASEE degree or equivalent.  CNE or MCSE
and SBE certification a plus.  Able to troubleshoot and repair
electronics to the component level.  Please send resume (no
phone calls please) to:

  Pamela Sanchez
  KFMB, Human Resources
  7677 Engineer Road
  San Diego, CA 92111

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  ORANGE OPENING

  Catholic Radio Network seeks a full time studio engineer
for its network head end located in Orange, CA, close to Edison
Stadium and The Pond.  The successful applicant must have
experience with both digital and analog studio equipment, as well
as various types of station automation and computer hardware and
software.  CRN is an EOE.  Contact David Ernewein, Director of
Engineering, at 612-926-1280, Fax 612-926-8014, or page
612-530-1714.

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  CHICAGO RADIO OPENING

  Big City Radio has an immediate opening for an assistant
engineer.  The ideal candidate should have a minimum of five (5)
years experience with FM transmitters, studio equipment, studio
construction and wiring, ISDN, and T-1 STL links.  The applicant
must also be capable of assuming MIS responsibilities for our
computer network (Windows NT-based).

  This is a PERFECT opportunity for an experienced chief or
assistant chief to move up to America's #3 market!  Brand new
state of the art (digital) studios located on Chicago's Michigan
avenue.  Applicants may fax resume and three(3) references to:

  Ed Stimac
  Engineering Manager
  Big City Radio
  (312) 573-8058

  OR: E-Mail to: Yoopereddy@aol.com 

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  JOB SHOPPE POLICY CHANGE

  In order to "return to our roots" and refocus on our role
as a local newsletter, the CGC Communicator will no longer post
Job Shoppe announcements for openings outside the State of
California.  There are many other fine publications available
for that purpose.  Thanks for your understanding.

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                    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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  CORRECTION

  Regarding my previous synopsis of LPFM (CGC #306):

  LP1000 would be a primary service.  LP100 (and any "microradio"
service) would be a secondary service.

  Michael D. Brown, Brown Broadcast Services

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  FLYING SAUCERS LAND ON MT. WILSON

  During a recent visit to Mt. Wilson, I noticed the parking
lot just below the Pavilion was half full with curious domes
and other parts (which were transported by helicopter  -Ed.).
In talking with the workmen I learned that indeed the Mt. Wilson
Observatory is expanding in an interesting way.  (See CGC #307,
"CHARA Telescopes Arrive on Mt. Wilson.")  My photo is posted
at:

  http://12.30.171.148/cgc/ 

  Click on the box entitled "Additional Postings."

  Marvin Collins, KFI Radio

  (See http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~obs/domedrop.html 
for more photos.  Currently on display are spectacular shots
of the Erickson Air-Crane helicopter used in the construction
process.  -Ed.)

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  KAKV, LOMPOC, TESTING

  KAKV, 106.7 MHz, Lompoc is on the air and testing, but
not to the complete satisfaction of everyone.  Read Dennis
Gibson's report at:

  http://sbe36.org/1999/0211.html 

  (While it is too bad that the new station obliterates the
reception of KROQ-FM in some places, such is often the case in
station relocations and upgrades.  There is probably not much
that KROQ can do about the situation PROVIDED that the new
station is properly spaced and is otherwise operating as
authorized by the FCC.  -Ed.)

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                           EAS LETTERS
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  EAS TIME CLOCKS - PART I

  With regards to the EAS clock drift problem, I believe that
most broadcasters use some type of master clock for the facility.
This is the case at KLSX/KRLA.  In fact, with the installation
of Audio Vault and the recording of network feeds directly into
that system as well as our split location for the Jonathon
Brandmeier show, we have installed multiple ESE GPS time clocks.

  If TFT and Sage were on the ball, they would have made
provisions for such time inputs.

  Kevin E. Scott, Director of Engineering, KLSX/KRLA

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  EAS TIME CLOCKS - PART II

  You can set the Sage ENDEC time with a computer.  You
must have an ENDEC ROM version 5.88 or higher and the "eprog"
program version 1.4 available at:

  http://www.broadcast.harris.com/customer-service/sage/dos1-4.zip 

  Use the "eprog /t" command line periodically from a time-
synced PC.  You'll need a serial connection between the PC and
an ENDEC port assigned to the "DOS" device.

  Harold Price, ENDEC Project Manager

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  EAS TIME CLOCKS - PART III

  I recently bought an ATOMIC CLOCK from Fry's Electronics.
It is 100% accurate, sets itself, tracks WWV, runs on two
batteries, observes daylight savings time and was on sale last
weekend for $24.95.  It would take some interfacing, but this
clock might be a quick fix to the EAS Clock timing problems
until a more permanent solution is found.

  Ron Estes, Audio Engineer, KTLA-TV Channel 5, Los Angeles

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  EAS RECEIVERS VIA RADIO SHACK
  (This letter intended for a ham radio audience)

  If you've been thinking about getting a new EAS receiver, the
time might be right.  I see Radio Shack has their SAME decoder on
sale for $59.97, that's 25% off.  Good news if you want a deal...
and maybe news that there's something better on the way....  This
unit has been one of their best sellers.

  With a vox circuit, these units can be connected to an aux
port on your controller so everyone on your repeater can get
emergency information directly from NOAA.  I have no connection
with Radio Shack.

  Ray J. Vaughan, KD4BBM  (Forwarded by Stan Rohrer and
reprinted with permission of the author.)

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                       DIRECT FROM THE FCC
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATIONS READY AND AVAILABLE FOR PROCESSING

  FCC Report No. 99-1
  Cut-off Date for Objections/Competing Apps:  March 3, 1999

  BPFT-981015TA      NEW-T     Murrieta
                      Calvary Channel of Costa Mesa, Inc.
                      REQ:    88.300 MHz;  Channel No.  202D
                      TRANSLATOR FOR KEFX, TWIN FALLS, ID

  BPFT-981019TA      NEW-T     Alpine
                      Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, Inc.
                      REQ:    88.100 MHz;  Channel No.  201D
                      TRANSLATOR FOR KAWZ, TWIN FALLS, ID

  BPFT-981019TD      NEW-T     Mount Laguna
                      Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, Inc.
                      REQ:    89.100 MHz;  Channel No.  206D
                      TRANSLATOR FOR KAWZ, TWIN FALLS,ID

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  CALL SIGN CHANGES GRANTED

  KKJT(FM), Joshua Tree, to KDHI
  KDHI(FM), Twentynine Palms, to KKJT
  NEW(FM),  Mecca, to KRCK-FM
  KFMG-LP,  Rainbow Valley, to KEZT-LP

  FCC Report 349

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  AM BROADCAST STATION APPLICATION AMENDMENT RECEIVED

  BP-970616AQ          NEW        DELBERT L. VAN VOORHIS
                     1670 KHZ        MORENO VALLEY, CA

  ENGINEERING AMENDMENT(990122AA)

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  NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BPED-990120JC     KCSN       CALIFORNIA STATE UNIV., NORTHRIDGE
                  88.5 MHZ              NORTHRIDGE, CA

  EXTENSION OF(BPED-930115MB)

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  A C T I O N   O F : January 29, 1999

  BLH-981028KF       KALI-FM        KALI-FM, INC.
                    106.3 MHZ       SANTA ANA, CA

  APPLICATION GRANTED LICENSE OR LICENSE MODIFICATION
  FOR FM BROADCAST STATION
  LIC TO COVER

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  FM BROADCAST STATION APPLICATION RECEIVED BUT NOT YET ACCEPTED
  FOR TENDER

  990122IE         KBUE         LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.
                105.5 MHZ           LONG BEACH, CA

  MOD OF CP TO MAKE CHGS; CHG: TL

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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  FCC LAUNCHES A "CONSUMER FRIENDLY" WEBSITE WHICH PROVIDES
  OFFICIAL INFORMATION ON TELEPHONE SCAMS AND ACCEPTS CONSUMER
  COMPLAINTS ON-LINE

  The page says:  "Welcome! Our new website includes a wealth
of information that will help you make more informed decisions
about telephone-related service providers; and now you also can
file consumer complaints on-line."  The site is located at:

  http://www.fcc.gov/ccb/enforce/ 

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  VISIT THE MT. WILSON OBSERVATORIES

  Learn more about the Mt. Wilson Observatories and take a
virtual tour of this famous telescope site by visiting this
outstanding web page:

  http://www.mtwilson.edu/Tour/ 

  With a few clicks on sub-menus, you will find detailed photos
and explanations of the CHARA telescope array which is expected
to have "over 100 times the resolving power of the Hubble Space
Telescope."  When completed, it will be the largest optical
interferometric array ever built.

  For a change of pace, jump to the web camera located atop
the 150-foot solar observatory tower on Mt. Wilson.  Use the
pull-down menu to visit the "150' Solar Tower," then click on
the "camera" link toward the bottom of the page.

  What a nice site!

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