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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #362

                    Monday, December 20, 1999

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 1999, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  COMMENTS SUSPENDED IN THE CLASS A TELEVISION PROCEEDING

  The Commission has suspended the filing of comments in the
above captioned rulemaking proceeding.  But this isn't the end
of Class A "protective" authorizations for low power TVs - not
by a long shot!  See:

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db991214/fcc99389.txt 

  Read more about the entire Class A matter at:

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db991214/pnmm9300.txt 

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  PUBLIC INTEREST OBLIGATIONS RE DTV

  The FCC has opened a proceeding to solicit comments on the
public interest obligations of TV broadcasters as they transition
to digital transmission technology.

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1999/nrmm9030.html 

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  FCC FORFEITURE WATCH (SELECTED ITEM)

  $85,500 against Get-Aways, Inc. for apparently violating the
Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 by sending unsolicited
fax advertisements.  See:

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/News_Releases/1999/nren9002.html 
  and the long story at:
http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db991215/fcc99391.txt 

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  MASS MOVEMENT TO MTS. WILSON & HARVARD

  Check our LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC section below to find
out about the major accomplishments of KRCA, KSCI and KDOC
in being allowed to move to Mt. Wilson & Mt. Harvard.  The full
details are posted at:

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db991214/fcc99388.txt 

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  MARGIE BALDWIN TO LEAVE KGTV, SAN DIEGO

  After 25 years of service to KGTV, and now as Engineering
Director of that station, Margie Baldwin is pulling up stakes.
Read all about her great new job at:

  http://216.24.35.148/cgc/ 
  Click on Additional Postings
  Click on MARGIE BALDWIN LEAVES KGTV

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  CGC COMMUNICATOR PUB SCHEDULE CHANGES - TEMPORARILY

  In honor of the Holidays and Y2K, the next two CGC
Communicator newsletters will be published at about 10 day
increments.  Watch for Communicators on or about December 31
and January 10.  Special bulletins may be published at any
time, however, for earth shaking events.

  Have a Happy Holiday!

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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  USE OF DIGITAL CAMERAS IN HIGH RF ENVIRONMENTS

  Mike McCarthy of Chicago asked about the use of digital
still cameras in CGC #361: Just how sensitive to RFI are
they?  Our experts Preece, Collins, Gibbons and Malsbury
fully illuminate this topic at:

  http://216.24.35.148/cgc/ 
  Click on Additional Postings
  Click on DIGITAL CAMERAS AND RFI

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  THE DIGITAL VIEW FROM MT. WILSON

  The top photo at the following web site shows the snowy
panorama from Mt. Wilson on a clear winter's day.  Click on
the photo for a spectacular enlarged view.  Palomar Mountain
is visible on the horizon.  The panorama was constructed by
computer stitching five digital photos together; the camera
was a Sony Mavica FD-91 which evidentally survived Wilson's
high RF environment.

http://www.astrophys-assist.com/wilobs/ 

  (Courtesy of Tom Chester)

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  KACD/KBCD MICROWAVE CAUSES INTERFERENCE TO KROQ & KBIG

  Re Mike Callaghan's story in CGC #361:
  http://www.hottips.org/Hottips2/verdugo.html 

  It should be noted KBIG was the second station KACD/KBCD
interfered with following its STL path change.  KBIG's
interference started when the polarization was changed on the
944.5 path to try and correct the interference KACD/KBCD was
causing to KROQ.  Thank you for a great publication!

  Rick Rippey, KROQ-FM

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  CARL COREY PASSES AWAY

  Carl Corey, former Lands Officer of the Trabuco Ranger
District (e.g. Santiago Peak) passed away on December 8th after
a five year bout with cancer.  If you or anyone you know would
like to contact his wife Linda, her home phone number is (760)
249-5249 and her mailing address is P. O. Box 2636, Wrightwood,
CA 92397.

  A memorial service for Carl was held on Saturday,
December 18, at the United Methodist Church in Wrightwood.

  (Synopsis of information provided by Rich Reichler, as
confirmed and elaborated by Linda Corey.)

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  THANKS

  Just a note to wish you Happy Holidays and to thank you
for (posting) the ad for AGM's CE position.  It paid off quickly.

  Terry Gaiser, Bakersfield, CA

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  GOOD WISHES

  The holiday season has begun and the year 2000 is about
to begin.  It is a special time and I am thankful for many nice
relationships.  My best wishes to all for an enjoyable holiday
season and for a New Year full of good health, happiness, and
prosperity.

  With thanks and good wishes, Richard "Rich" J. Reichler

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                         MISCELLANEOUS
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  FCC TURNS AWAY HAM-BAND BROADCASTING PETITION

  The FCC has turned down a request by Michael R. Reynolds,
W0KIE, to permit amateurs to make one-way transmissions intended
for reception by the general public on Amateur Service frequencies
above 420 MHz.  Reynolds had said that, if adopted, his proposal
would provide new opportunities for noncommercial, community-
oriented radio and additional diversity on the radio dial.

  The FCC dismissed the petition on November 18 saying that
the Amateur Service was not intended to be used for broadcasting
and noting the pending petition to create a low-power FM
broadcast service.  (W5YI Report via ARRL Letter)

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  BRIGHTEST MOON IN 133 YEARS?

  Suddenly, a lot of people are asking if the full Moon on
December 22, 1999 will be the brightest full Moon in 133 years.
According to Roger W. Sinnott, Associate Editor of "Sky &
Telescope" magazine, the answer is unequivocal:   No!
Find out the facts, and dispel another internet rumor,
by scrolling down to the December 15 story at:

  http://www.skypub.com/news/news.shtml 

  Scroll down to the November 26 story to find out about the
passing of "first light" from two telescopes at Mt. Wilson's
CHARA Interferometer.  Fringe science at its finest!

  (URL via Tom Chester)

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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  TELEVISION APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  LICENSED FACILTY GRANTED

  BPCT-19980702KH   KRCA  22161     KRCA LICENSE CORP.
                   CHAN-62            RIVERSIDE, CA

  CP TO CHANGE ANTENNA LOCATION: MT. HARVARD COMMUNICATIONS
  SITE, L.L KM S OF MT, WILSON, SE QUARTER OF SEC. 32, T.2.N.,
  R.11W, LOS ANGELES, CA (34-12-48 118-03-41); OVERALL HEIGHT
  OF TOWER: 69 METERS; HAAT: 922 METERS; ERP(AVG): 2472 KW;
  ANTENNA SYSTEM: RFS, PHPHP-36 AMENDED: 12-23-98 A SHOWING
  UNDER SEC. 73.684(F) AND 73.3555(C)
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  BPCT-19981123KK   KSCI  35608     KSLS, INC.
                   CHAN-18        LONG BEACH, CA

  CP TO CHANGE OVERALL HEIGHT OF TOWER: 107 METERS; ANTENNA
  LOCATION: MT. WILSON, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA; (34-15-37
  118-03-58); HAAT:  944 METERS; ERP(AVG):  2375 KW; ANTENNA
  SYSTEM: ANDREW, ATW26HS6-ESC3-18
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  BPCT-19990324KE   KDOC-TV  24518  GOLDEN ORANGE B/CING. CO....
                    CHAN-56                ANAHEIM, CA

  CP TO CHANGE ANTENNA LOCATION: MT. WILSON ANTENNA "FARM",
  LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA; (34-13-36 118-03-58); ERP (AVG): 2510
  KW; HAAT: 917 METERS; OVERALL HEIGHT OF TOWER: 85 METERS;
  AND ANTENNA SYSTEM: ANTENA CONCEPTS, INC, ATC32A

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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A LICENSED
  FACILTY ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BPEDT-19991101AKY KOCE-DT  4328   BOARD OF TRUSTEES, COAST COM..
                    CHAN-48             HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KOCE-TV.

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  BPCDT-19991101AIZ KRPA-DT  55083  RANCHO PALOS VERDES BROADCAS..
                    CHAN-51            RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KRPA.

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  BPCDT-19991029ABY KEYT-DT  60637  SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA...
                    CHAN-27                SANTA BARBARA, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KEYT-TV.

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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED

  BLCDT-19991022ABQ KCOP-DT  33742  KCOP TELEVISION, INC.
                    CHAN-66             LOS ANGELES, CA

  License to cover construction permit no: BPCDT-19980804KE,
  callsign KCOP-TV.

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE
  TO COVER GRANTED

  BLTT-19991112ABN  K56GC  28705    INSPIRATION TELEVISION, INC.
                   CHAN-56            EL CENTRO-HOLTVILLE, CA

  License to cover (BPTT-JC0624TK) for a new station.

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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  LICENSED FACILTY GRANTED

  BPH-19991025ACE   KMXX   6665      ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC
                  99.3 MHZ                IMPERIAL, CA

  Minor change in licensed facility.

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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE DISMISSED

  BMLH-19960116KA   KRUZ  8853    PACIFIC COAST COMMUNICATIONS....
                  103.3 MHZ              SANTA BARBARA, CA

  Modification of license to correct coordinates.
  Dismissed 12/13/1999 per applicant's 11/3/1999 request

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  TENDERED FOR FILING

  BNPFT-19991203AAI  NEW   121962   EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
                   91.9 MHZ                 BARSTOW, CA

  CP New Stn.

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