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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #397

                      Monday, June 19, 2000

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2000, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  REVISED FCC FORMS FOR LPTV, TV TRANSLATOR & TV BOOSTER

  The FCC has issued a revised Form 346 (Application for
Authority to Construct or Make Changes in a Low Power TV,
TV Translator or TV Booster Station) and a revised Form 347
(Application  for  Low  Power  TV,  TV  Translator  or  TV
Booster  Station  License).

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov:8888/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-00-1318A1.doc 
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov:8888/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-00-1319A1.doc 

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  CALIFORNIA POLICE RADIO JAMMER FACES MORE CHARGES

  A Bell California businessman already facing a five-year
jail term for sending expletive-laced diatribes over police
frequencies in Los Angeles County allegedly has done the same
thing in neighboring Orange County, this time affecting the
Orange County Sheriff, and the Garden Grove & San Clemente
Police Departments.

  Sixty-four year old Jack Gerritsen was sentenced on June 8th
in a Downey California court to the jail term, but he will still
face thirty-four additional misdemeanor counts in Orange County.
This for allegedly interfering with law enforcement
communications in that jurisdiction.

  (Synopsis via Newsline; see AP wire for detailed story.)

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  FCC FORFEITURE WATCH (SELECTED ITEM)

  $2,000 - Against a Los Angeles radio station, for allegedly
broadcasting indecent material:

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2000/db0613/da001294.txt 

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  QUALCOMM GRANTED $125-MILLION VOUCHER

  The FCC has granted Qualcomm Incorporated a transferable
Auction Discount Voucher in the amount of $125,273,878 that may
be used in any spectrum auction over the next three years,
subject to terms and conditions.  This action resolves litigation
concerning Qualcomm's pioneer's preference claim.

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2000/db0612/fcc00189.txt 

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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  HUMAN EXPOSURE TO RF EXAMPLE

  The photographs of the installation of the KABX FM antenna
on Shultz Mtn. near Mariposa (CGC #396) help highlight the
importance of RF safety for broadcasters.  Climbers need to
ensure that their exposure complies with FCC limits when working
in close proximity to other active broadcast antennas.

  Ric Tell, www.radhaz.com 

  [Overexposure can also occur in proximity to land-mobile
and paging antennas.   -Ed]

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  ENG SAFETY

  We will be adding handheld spotlights in our ENG vans, back at
the mast valve locations.  The spots will hang on hooks and be
hard wired so they will be there when needed - so the crew can
grab the light and LOOK at night.

  Robin Critchell

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  MORE ON ENG SAFETY

  I got a lot more training on portable tower (ENG) safety
issues just reading the CGC Communicator and the referenced
articles (than I did in formal safety training) here at US West
Wireless.  Thanks!

  We use a trailer mounted extendable mast for CW testing of
new cell sites, so this is quite relevant to me.  Also, we have
COWs (Cells On Wheels) that go up to 106 feet, which are used for
special events, disaster coverage, etc.  I'm sure we can find a
few high voltage lines within that kind of elevation!

  Mark G. van der Hoek

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  PRIOR CLAIMS FOR EXCEEDING THE SPEED OF LIGHT

  Albert Einstein posted the speed limit for light (called
"c") in his 1905 Theory of Special Relativity.  The experiment
reported in CGC #396, where light pulses reportedly traveled
300 times the speed of light, was but one of two independent
experiments indicating that c can be broken.

  For a rapid history lesson on violating c, see:

  http://www.sciencenews.org/20000610/fob7.asp 

  If that is not enough, do an Alta Vista search on
"Guenter Nimtz" (include the quotation marks) and click
on the various URLs.  Prof. Nimtz has reportedly violated
the speed of light using a special microwave path.

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  ION PROPULSION FOR SPACE TRAVEL

  In the not so distant past, when spacecraft designers had
to choose a means of propulsion for their ships, ion engines
were not among the viable options for long-range space travel.
But today, thanks to the pioneering efforts of scientists at the
NASA Glenn Research Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
ion propulsion systems have become a reality.

  http://spacescience.com/headlines/y2000/ast15jun_1.htm?list 

  (Thanks, Kent Randles)

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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  HEMET AND VARIOUS OTHER CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES - FM ACTIONS

  The FCC has amended the FM Table of Allotments for Hemet,
CA.  No URL available yet.  The Commission has also amended the
FM Table of Allotments for "various communities in Arizona and
California."  Again, no URL yet.  For the URLs, watch this page:

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Digest/2000/dd000616.html 

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  FM BOOSTER APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BLFTB-20000317ACE  KYOR-FM1  93956  MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
                    106.9 MHZ              PALM SPRINGS, CA

  Lic. to cover

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BLFT-20000508AAZ  K210CL  90642   EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
                   89.9 MHZ               LEMON GROVE, CA

  Lic. to cover

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  FM BOOSTER APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION

  BPFTB-19990609TE  990609TE  93671    RM BROADCASTING L.L.C.
                   106.1 MHZ           SAN JACINTO/HEMET, CA

  CP NEW STN:  PRIMARY STATION KPLM
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FLD ON: 02/25/2000

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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A LICENSED FACILTY GRANTED

  BPH-20000315ACY   KZLA-FM   59987   BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY
                    93.9 MHZ               LOS ANGELES, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities

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