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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #347

                   Monday,  September 13, 1999

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 1999, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  MT. WILSON "CHRISTMAS PARTY" SET FOR THIS WEDNESDAY

  The Southern California Frequency Coordinating Committee
(SCFCC) is holding its annual gathering for broadcast engineers
on Mt. Wilson this Wednesday, September 15, at 10 a.m.  Please
enter the observatory grounds before 10 a.m. since the gate will
be locked shortly thereafter for security reasons.

  The SCFCC business meeting starts at 10 a.m. in the
Observatory Auditorium.  A barbecue-style lunch will be served
at the Mt. Wilson Pavilion at the conclusion of the meeting at
about noon.  After lunch, the main event is an inside tour of the
Mt. Wilson telescope facilities (meet back in the auditorium at
1:45 p.m.). There will also be several transmitter sites open for
visiting, and a possible short guided tour of the new Mt. Harvard
telecom facility now under construction.

  Bring casual clothes and a jacket, and leave your necktie at
work or in the car.  There has been a history of unplanned tie
truncations at this event!

  Please RSVP by phone, fax or e-mail <howard@pactv.com> ASAP.
  Questions to: jrussell@scfcc.com or jrussell@klcs.org 

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  SAN DIEGO SBE MEETING SET FOR THIS WEDNESDAY

  Gary Stigall writes:  Join the San Diego SBE for its
regular monthly meeting for a look into one of the nation's
top scientific computing centers Wednesday night September 15
at 7 PM at the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the campus of
UC San Diego.  Come at 6 PM for catered goodies provided by
W4 Corporation, hosts for the occasion.  Guests are welcome as
always! For further details, including driving directions, see:

  http://sbe36.org/1999/0901_meeting.html 

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  FCC ADOPTS REVISED LICENSING AND
  SERVICE RULES FOR THE 218-219 MHZ BAND

  The FCC has adopted revised rules for the 218-219 MHz Service,
formerly known as the Interactive Video and Data Service, and has
resolved several outstanding issues pertaining to the licensing
of the service.  The 218-219 MHz Service was initially allocated
in 1992 to provide interactive capabilities to television viewers.

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db990907/nrwl9039.txt 
http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db990910/fcc99239.txt 

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  KFI(AM) & KOST(FM) CHANGING HANDS

  AMFM Inc. and Cox Radio, Inc. have entered into a definitive
agreement under which Cox will transfer to AMFM KFI(AM) and
KOST(FM), Los Angeles, in exchange for radio stations in Miami,
Atlanta, Stamford/Norwalk, Jacksonville and New Haven (multiple
stations in some markets).  Cox Radio's other Los Angeles
stations, KACE-FM and KRTO-FM, are not included in the transfer
but are expected to be divested in a future transaction.

  While the CGC Communicator does not ordinarily report radio
stations sales, this exchange of stations, involving what may
be America's finest Clear Channel station - KFI - could not
escape an honorable mention.

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  TV TECHNICAL DATA SITE

  Here is a useful web site (first reported in CGC #258) that
allows you to perform TV searches according to city, state,
channel, network affiliation, etc.  Includes Mexican and Canadian
stations near the border:

  http://www.metronet.com/~chipk/usatv.html 

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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  ENGINEERING OPENING @ KPBS/SAN DIEGO

  KPBS seeks a RF Systems Engineer (ET II) experienced in the
installation and repair of high power TV and radio broadcast
transmitters, and microwave systems.

  Applications and a full job description are available at San
Diego State University, The Center for Human Resources, 3rd floor
Administration Building, San Diego, CA 92182 or online at:

  http://bfa.sdsu.edu/ps/ 

  (For details on this particular job (#1103), visit
   http://bfa.sdsu.edu/ps/flyers/1103.html   - Ed.)

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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  KFI COVERS THE WILLOW FIRE

  KFI was the only radio station flying over the "Willow" fire
last week....  Since I have no coverage in the area I had to
change my remote van into a relay instead of originator.  Since
we live in 10 second delay 24/7 a path had to be built in both
directions and the sites, the van and the remote vehicles (in this
case the helicopter) had to operate full duplex.  I made
arrangements with KVVQ/Victorville for a place to park, a 110 volt
outlet and a phone line.  A Comrex hotline was used for the
program link back to the studio.  Sounded pretty good.

  Photos are posted at:

  http://home.pacbell.net/kc6onq/afterinst.jpg 
  http://home.pacbell.net/kc6onq/cable.jpg 
  http://home.pacbell.net/kc6onq/anttop.jpg 
  http://home.pacbell.net/kc6onq/antaft.jpg 
  http://home.pacbell.net/kc6onq/stuff.jpg 
  http://home.pacbell.net/kc6onq/hotline.jpg 
  http://home.pacbell.net/kc6onq/kvvq.jpg 

  Tony Dinkel, KFI/KOST/KACE/KRTO

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  INTERFERENCE FROM CHANNEL 3 IN TIJUANA

  Check out the latest on what the FCC has to say about
interference from TV Channel 3 in Tijuana affecting consumers
in the San Diego area:

  http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pnd/mexintf.html 

  Ray Sandish

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  FREE REGISTRATION FOR THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

  If anyone is interested in attending the Consumer Electronics
Show coming up this January in Las Vegas, you can register for
free via the World Wide Web at:

  http://www.cesweb.org/ 

  Oscar Medina, KNSD(TV)

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                 LOCAL ITEMS DIRECT FROM THE FCC
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  CALL SIGNS, NEW AND AMENDED

  NEW(AM) for DELBERT L. VAN VOORHIS, MORENO VALLEY, to KSUL(AM)
  NEW(AM), for MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES RADIO, JULIAN, to KSDG

  KBET(AM), CANYON COUNTRY, to KIIS
  KLYF(AM), THOUSAND OAKS, to KBET

  K25GL, RIVERSIDE, to KBLM-LP

  (FCC Report #364)

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATIONS TENDERED FOR FILING

  990827TC     NEW            CA STATE UNIV. AT NORTHGATE
             91.1 MHZ   94145         QUARTZ HILL, CA

  CP NEW STN:  PRIMARY STATION KCSN
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  990827TE     NEW            YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION, INC.
             88.9 MHZ   94146           INDIO, CA

  CP NEW STN:  PRIMARY STATION KYCC

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION PETITION TO DENY

  BPFT-990331TC   NEW           CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.
                88.7 MHZ   93076        SAN BERNARDINO, CA

  CP NEW STN:  PRIMARY STATION KAWZ; PETITION TO DENY FILED
  8/27/99

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION PLEADING

  BPFT-990129TH    NEW               LIVING WAY MINISTRIES, INC.
                 88.9 MHZ   92656         AGOURA  HILLS, CA

  CP NEW STN:  PRIMARY STATION KTLW; INFORMAL OBJECTION FILED
  BY (PACCD) 8/19/99

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  AM BROADCAST STATION APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BMP-990818AA     KPRZ                RADIO 1210, INC.
                 1210 KHZ   54461       SAN MARCOS, CA

  MOD OF CP FOR MINOR CHNGS

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  UHF TV TRANSLATOR LOW POWER BROADCAST APPLICATION FOR LICENSE
  OR LICENSE MODIFICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BLTTL-990813JC   K23EV        AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TV SYSTEM INC.
                  CHAN-23   1436         SAN DIEGO, CA

  LICENSE TO COVER (BPTTL-HA0308SP) FOR A NEW STATION.

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  PROPOSED LPTV/TV TRANSLATOR CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

  BPTTL-990713JA     K22FJ    Channel  36     CALEXICO
  SARA DIAZ WARREN

  BPTTL-990719JA     K38EA    Channel  48     INLAND EMPIRE
  WORLD TELEVISION

  http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db990910/pnmm9185.txt

  (FCC Report PGL99-5)

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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  FEDERAL Y2K HOTLINE

  The government has set up a toll-free hotline to calm the
fears of Y2K worriers. The number, 888-USA-4-Y2K, connects you
to the Federal Information Center where there are people trained
to answer questions about the so-called millennium computer bug.

  (FCC via Newsline)

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