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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #396

                      Monday, June 12, 2000

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2000, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  FCC AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADVISORY GROUP RELEASES
  "PLAIN ENGLISH" GUIDE ON ANTENNA EMISSION HEALTH AND SAFETY

  This document is designed to help local community officials
and others deal with the complex subject of human exposure to
radio frequency signals.

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2000/db0602/nret0008.html 

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  FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON RULES FOR
  SATELLITE CARRIAGE OF TV BROADCAST SIGNALS

  The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and has
proposed implementing the "carry one-carry all" local broadcast
signal carriage provisions of the Satellite Home Viewer Act of
1999.  Comments due July 7, replies July 28.

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2000/db0608/nrcb0016.txt 
  and
http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Notices/2000/fcc00195.txt 

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  A MORE DETAILED LOOK AT THE ADRIENNE ALPERT ENG ACCIDENT

  This well written article by Gary Stigall, going into more
detail on the Adrienne Alpert accident, is "must" reading for
those concerned with ENG safety:

  http://www.sbe36.org/2000/0604_waves.html 

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  FCC FORFEITURE WATCH (SELECTED ITEM)

  $2,000 against the City of Redondo Beach for unauthorized
operation following the expiration of a license.

  http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/Orders/2000/da001235.txt 

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  LOW POWER FM FILING WINDOW DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 8

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/da001239.txt 

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  COMMUNITY FM BROADCAST ANTENNA PLANNED BY KFMB

  According to the San Diego SBE, the long-rumored community
FM antenna atop Mt. Soledad may actually materialize.  The
proposed antenna could accommodate up to nine high powered
stations, and construction could begin in weeks and be ready
for occupation during the first quarter of 2001, according to
the article.

  http://www.sbe36.org/2000/0607_kfmbtower.html 

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  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S NEWEST FM:  KTMK, TEMECULA

  KTMK, 94.5 MHz, Temecula, is now on the air testing with
"storm sounds."  The brand new station is a Class A facility
running 320W ERP from a one-bay Dielectric circularly polarized
antenna at the Freeman water tank site atop the hills just west
of Temecula.  Their Chief Engineer is 77-year old Luther Pillow,
WA6JZV, who has been in the engineering business for 55 years.

  KTMK causes interference to the fringe reception of KTWV,
94.7 MHz, Los Angeles, as would be expected.  On the other hand,
KTMK receives considerable interference from the 94.5 MHz co-
channel station in Tijuana.

  We wish KTMK (including Helen Jones & Don McCoy) every
success in their new venture.

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  BROADCAST STATION PHOTOS FROM CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

  Rick McMillion, K6SIX, recently moved KABX FM, in Merced,
to Shultz Mountain near Mariposa.  He has assembled a wonderful
collection of pictures of this and other broadcast stations at:

  http://communities.msn.com/AmateurRadioForum 

  Once on the page with Java enabled, click on "Photo Album" (on
the left).  Once on the new page, click on "Commercial Radio Pics"
or "Shultz Mtn. Transmitter Site," or enjoy the ham radio photos.

  Rick is CE of KABX FM, KYOS AM, KIBG FM and KAJZ FM; his
e-mail address is:  rick@k66.com 

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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  OPENING AT KPCC(FM) + MARKETPLACE PRODUCTIONS

  Tired of the fast-paced "do it yesterday" world of commercial
radio, but still passionate about radio engineering?  Southern
California Public Radio has an immediate opening for an
experienced broadcast engineer interested in "quality engineering".
Work in brand new studios located in Pasadena and downtown LA.
Hands-on experience with digital audio and FM transmitters is
required, computer experience is a plus.  Competitive salary and
benefits, based on experience. Contact Douglas Thompson, project 
coordinator, at [e-mail address deleted 5/05 per Doug's request].
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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  KDOC(TV) TO BEGIN BROADCASTING FROM MT. WILSON

  KDOC, CH-56, will begin regular broadcasting from Mt. Wilson
on Friday Morning, 6/16/00.  We will conduct tests, with regular
programming, on Monday and Tuesday mornings (6/12-13) from midnight
until 11:45 am.  We will return to Sunset Ridge transmission for
the rest of the schedule, due to program contract limitations.

  We have a new ADC 50kW IOT transmitter and Antenna Concepts
free-standing cardioid slot.  We expect to lose some coverage to
the east, and gain some to the west.  It will be nice, however,
to finally be where the public's antennas are aimed.

  Roger Knipp, CE, N6VU

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  RE THE ENG ACCIDENT LETTERS

  Thank you (for publishing the letters on the Adrienne Alpert
ENG accident).  What Robin and Rich said was well said.  The
recent article by Mark Bell in the May issue of Television
Broadcast on page 50 has some good things to say also.  The less
complicated the devices are, the more reliable they tend to be
in the long run.  We all need to pull together on this.

  Alan Nichols, Pappas Telecasting Companies

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  BE CAUTIOUS WHEN OPERATING MICROWAVES WITHIN 35 MI. OF MEXICO

  If you clear frequency coordination and file for a FCC
Part 101 conditional microwave license, you can operate your
transmitter in most places in the U.S. while your application
is pending.  However, you cannot operate it within 35 miles
(56.3 km) of an international border during the pending period.
See FCC Rule Section 101.31(b)(1).

  How many of the applications on file now are actually on
the air illegally?

  Howard Fine, SCFCC

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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  FCC ESTABLISHES NEW WIRELESS MEDICAL TELEMETRY SERVICE

  The Commission has allocated 14 MHz of spectrum for use by
medical telemetry equipment in the 608-614 MHz, 1395-1400 MHz and
1429-1432 MHz bands.   The 608-614 MHz band, which corresponds to
TV channel 37, had been reserved for radio astronomy use.  This
action elevates medical telemetry to a co-primary status with
radio astronomy in this band.

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2000/db0608/nret0009.html 

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  INTERNATIONAL BUREAU REPORTS ON SUCCESS
  OF THE 2000 WORLD RADIO COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/2000/nrin0009.html 

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  SCIENTIFIC CLAIM: TRAVELING 300X THE SPEED OF LIGHT

  Jonathan Leake, Science Editor of UK's Sunday-Times, posts
this story about research allegedly carried out in the U.S. that
demonstrates, under laboratory conditions, light pulses traveling
300 times their normal velocity of 186,000 miles per second:

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2000/06/04/stifgnusa01007.html 

  (Thanks to Jim Blakely and others for the URL.)

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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BL-20000515ACU    KPRZ    54461     RADIO 1210, INC.
                  1210 KHZ          SAN MARCOS-POWAY, CA

  Lic. to cover

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED

  BLFT-20000217ACD  K240CR  85365   THE ASSN 4 COMMUNITY ED., INC.
                   95.9 MHZ                PALM SPRINGS, CA

  Lic. to cover

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION

  BPFT-19990827TC   990827TC  94145  CA STATE UNIV. AT NORTHGATE
                    91.1 MHZ               QUARTZ HILL, CA

  CP NEW STN:  PRIMARY STATION KCSN
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FLD ON: 05/22/2000

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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO
  A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BMP-20000530ABS  KBBV  43995  BROADCAST MANAGEMENT SERVICES,INC.
                 1050 KHZ               LOMA LINDA, CA

  Mod of CP

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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO
  A LICENSED FACILTY GRANTED

  BP-19990920AAY   KGXL   87242   MT. WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.
                 1650 KHZ                  TORRANCE, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION
  FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A LICENSED FACILTY GRANTED

  BPTTL-JG0601JK   KNET-LP  3167   ATRIUM BROADCASTING COMPANY
                   CHAN-25              LOS ANGELES, CA

  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT TO CHANGE CHANNEL 38 TO CHANNEL 25; ERP:
  .575 KW AND ANTENNA: ANTENNA CONCEPTS, ACS25-SPECIAL.
  (DISPLACEMENT APPLICATION)
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