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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #407

                     Monday, August 21, 2000

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2000, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  USDA FOREST SERVICE OPPOSES BROADCAST TRANSMITTERS,
  PAGING TRANSMITTERS AND MAY INCLUDE A BAN ON BROADCAST
  RPUs, INTERCITY RELAYS AND WIRELESS INTERNET TRANSMITTERS

  Following directions from an unidentified party at USDA
Forest Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Trabuco
Ranger District has been asked to act fast to update the
Cleveland National Forest Land and Resources Management Plan
for Santiago Peak, a somewhat philosophical document.  If
necessary, the Santiago Site Plan will then be modified with
detailed information.  Those modified documents will then be
considered as a model or template to change the regulations
at other Forest Service communications sites.  How many
other sites will ultimately be affected is unknown.

  The proposed changes, which at first will affect only
Santiago Peak, were discussed at a public hearing in Corona, CA
on Saturday, August 19th.  To see what the Forest Service has
in mind, visit:

  http://www.bext.com/cgc99/2000/santiago.htm 

  The Corona meeting was regarded with sufficient importance
that it was video taped by the news crews of KABC and KNBC, and
personally attended by the Chief Engineer of another Los Angeles
network television station.

  The Forest Service, openly opposed to broadcast transmitters
and now paging transmitters on Santiago Peak, would not (at the
meeting) discount the possibility that they will sweep the site
clean of all broadcast and broadcast auxiliary operations, and
even forbid wireless internet transmitters.  The internet, after
all, is a broadcast-like media.

  The reason for discriminating against specific forms of
communications is unclear.  It isn't just a radio interference
issue as the Forest Service documents would lead one to believe.
The one primary FM broadcast station which transmits from
Santiago Peak has not caused any interference whatsoever despite
exhaustive studies conducted by the Forest Service looking for
interference effects.  Further, the Santiago users group has not
voted to ban broadcasting or any other form of communications;
instead, in October 1996, they developed voluntary interference
control guidelines (copies available through CGC), a document the
Forest Service at first encouraged, and has now chosen to ignore.

  Consider having your company file written comments in this
extraordinary proceeding.  Comments are due September 20, 2000.
The CGC Communicator newsletter will resume its normal
publication format next week.

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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR AMENDMENT
  TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED

  BPED-19981211IB   KLRD  60144    EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
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  Engineering Amendment filed 08/07/2000

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  A LICENSED FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING

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                  1170 KHZ                SAN DIEGO, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities

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                    CHAN-11               LOS ANGELES, CA

  LICENSE TO COVER (BPCDT-980501KH) AS MODIFIED FOR A NEW
  DIGITAL STATION.

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  License cancellation requested by app. 8-15-2000

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