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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #413

                     Monday, October 2, 2000

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2000, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  FCC RELEASES ANNUAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY REVENUE REPORT

  Among the findings:

  *  Total 1999 revenues increased 9% over 1998,
  *  Wireless revenues jumped more than 30%.

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/2000/nrcc0048.txt 

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  CELLULAR RADIO RESISTANCE

  Many of us who work in radio communications understand the
need for local towers to improve two-way coverage.  On the other
side of the coin is this web site which provides citizens with
material to oppose towers:

  http://www.planwireless.com/ 

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  LPTV FILING POSTPONEMENT

  The October 1, 2000 initial filing date for LPTV/TV
Translator and Class A TV "more inclusive" minor modification
applications has been postponed until January 15, 2001:

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/LPTV_Notices/da002190.txt 

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  AROUND SAN DIEGO

  K47FL, Fallbrook, a translator for KUSI(TV), is now
broadcasting full time from Red Mountain.

  K29DX, San Diego, owned by KRCA License Corp., is testing
from San Miguel Mountain.

  Fred Van Every, SDG&E's radio frequency interference
specialist, has retired.  The company's new RFI specialist is
Paul Seiter who may be reached at (858) 581-7581.

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  FCC WEBSITE AMONG SIX BEST IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/2000/nrmc0040.txt 

  Not mentioned in this press release are two FCC staff members
whose tireless efforts have made the Commission's web site a real
winner.  Those individuals are Angela Robinson and Sheryl Segal.
Don't hesitate to congratulate them:

  arobinso@fcc.gov    and   ssegal@fcc.gov 

  Comments and suggestions for further improvements should
be addressed to:  webmaster@fcc.gov 

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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  TWO OPENINGS: VIDEO ENGINEER & NETWORK MASTER CONTROL OPERATORS

  Comedy World, Inc. has an opening for a VIDEO ENGINEER.
Successful candidate should have experience with Windows NT,
Mac OS, digital audio, video equipment and general electronics.
SBE Certification preferred.

  Comedy World, Inc. has immediate openings for NETWORK MASTER
CONTROL OPERATORS. Responsibilities include monitoring of Internet
servers & satellite signals, and some audio or video production
or technical maintenance.  SBE certification a plus.

  Send resume and information to:

  Barry Thomas, CSRE, Director of Engineering
  Comedy World, Inc., 5333 McConnell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066
  (310) 255-6500 phone; (310) 301-6485 fax; barry@comedyworld.com 

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           LETTER TO THE EDITOR     (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  RE THE MOTOROLA T-900 TWO-WAY E-MAIL COMMUNICATOR

  I have been using a Motorola T-900 "Talk About" for 6 weeks
now.  The service provider is Verizon; so far the service has been
excellent, even in the weird canyons, etc. surrounding the
Antelope Valley.  It's a fun, easy to use little device and
I love it!  It's become very handy.

  Tom Koza, KPWR(FM), Los Angeles

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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  FCC CREATES 'MURS' WITH FIVE LICENSE-FREE CHANNELS @ 150 MHZ

  No license required; no limit (within reason) on types of
message traffic.  This is the new Multi-Use Radio Service ("MURS")
announced by the FCC on July 12.  External antennas may be used
provided the ERP is capped at two watts.  Frequencies are limited
to 151.82, 151.88, 151.94, 154.57 and 154.60 MHz.  Voice, packet,
phone patching, paging, telemetry remote control and even
repeaters are okay.  Bandwidth limitations apply.

  (Synopsis of story from Newsline # 1207)

  Creation of MURS was buried inside a gigantic document and
therefore hidden from view.  See:

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/fcc00235.txt 

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  FAMILY RADIO SERVICE ENHANCED BY GPS

  The FCC has granted in part a Request for Waiver of Family
Radio Service ("FRS") Rules to authorize the manufacture, sale
and use of GPS Transmission Enhanced FRS.  Watch the following
FCC Daily Digest for the URL on this item:

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Digest/2000/dd000929.html 

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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  CALL SIGN CHANGES GRANTED

  KXMX(FM), Anaheim, to KXMX-FM

  FCC Report #389

  [CGC has been informed that KEZY(AM), Anaheim, is now
  KXMX(AM), and KXMX-FM has just become KFSH-FM!  If this
  information is correct, the call sign KEZY may be up for
  grabs.    -Ed.]

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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED

  BLH-20000626AFF   KTMK    2910    TEMECULA FM, LLC
                  94.5 MHZ            TEMECULA, CA

  Lic. to cover

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR
  MINOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED

  BMPTTL-JG0601JL   K25GW   12688   DESERT BROADCASTING, INC.
                   CHAN-25                 INDIO, CA

  MODIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (BPTTL-910502AL, FOR A NEW
  STATION) TO CHANGE CHANNEL 53 TO CHANNEL 25; TL: ON SIDE OF
  EXISTING TOWER ATOP EDOM HILL, NORTH OF INDIO, CA
  33-52-03  116-25-58; TPO: 2.0 KILOWATTS; ERP: 10.4 KILOWATTS;
  ANTENNA: ANTENNA CONCEPTS, ACB12BR AND RCAMSL: 508 METERS.
  (DISPLACEMENT APPLICATION)

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