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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #421

                    Monday, November 27, 2000

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2000, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  NOTES FROM THE BURBANK STE MEETING ON COFDM VS. 8-VSB

  The ultimate modulation scheme for US DTV is as unsettled
as ever with the COFDM vs. 8-VSB debate still raging.  In case
you could not attend the November 16 Society of Television
Engineers meeting in Burbank, here are Jim Mendrala's notes
on this extraordinary event:

  Click on:  http://www.bext.com/cgc/ 
  Click on:  Additional Postings
  Click on:  NOTES FROM THE BURBANK STE MEETING....

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  FCC TAKES STEPS TO ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL SPECTRUM FOR
  NEW WIRELESS SERVICES

  The FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking looking
toward reallocating 27 megahertz of spectrum transferred from
Federal Government use for non-Government services.  Specifically,
the FCC proposal concerns 216-220, 1390-1395, 1427-1435, 1670-1675
and 2385-2390 MHz.

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2000/db1120/nret0013.txt 

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  FCC TO RELEASE NEW FORM 601

  Effective November 30, 2000, the FCC will release the
latest edition of Form 601, FCC Application for Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau-Radio Service Authorization, for
electronic filing via the Universal Licensing System (ULS).

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov:8888/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-00-2644A1.doc 

  (This is a slow opening URL)

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  ENFORCEMENT BUREAU: FIELD OPERATIONS LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN

  URL posting delayed by FCC.  Watch for address at:

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Digest/2000/dd001122.html 

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  DALE HATFIELD TO RETIRE FROM FCC

  Dale Hatfield, W0IFO, the head of the FCC's Office of
Engineering and Technology, has announced plans to retire from
that post December 8.  Hatfield hopes to return to academia at
the University of Colorado at Boulder, teaching graduate courses
in telecommunications.

  (ARRL Letter Citing Report from Reuters)

  This David Hatfield is unrelated to Hatfield & Dawson's
Hatfield, by the way.   - Ed.

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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  AMAZING METHOD FOR 950 MHZ COAX SPICE

  "While doing some work at a local radio station, we discovered
(this incredibly inept method by which) someone had connected a
flexible RG8 jumper to the 1/2 inch Heliax going to the STL
transmitter."

  See the wondrous photographs at:

  http://www.k66.com/connector.htm 

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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  CURIOUS EXPERIMENTAL GRANTS

  The FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology has granted
a number of experimental applications.  Among the more curious
items are:

  WC2XLC     STANFORD UNIVERSITY....
  New experimental to operate on 1575.42 MHz for test and
development of "pseudolite" system that augments basic GPS
satellite services.  Fixed & Mobile: Stanford (Santa Clara), CA

  WC2XKO     LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES
  New experimental to operate in 746-764, 776-794, 824-849,
869-894, 1710-1910, 1930-1990 and 2400-2483.5 MHz for multipath
testing of Lucent "BLAST" (Bell Laboratories Layered Space-Time)
technology.  Mobile:  States of NJ and NY

  FCC Report No. 328

  (As Communicator readers may recall, Lucent Technologies
has developed a fundamentally new technology called BLAST that
reportedly can boost the capacity of fixed (as opposed to mobile)
wireless links by as much as 10 to 20 times, without increasing
the bandwidth.  For the details, see CGC #279.)

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

  K25DU, San Diego, to KBOP-LP
  KZPM(AM) and KAFY(AM), Bakersfield: Call sign swap

  FCC Report #393

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

  BMP-20001107AAV   KJAZ  43937   MT. WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.
                  1260 KHZ               BEVERLY HILLS, CA
  Mod of CP

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO
  A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BMPFT-20001113AAZ   K206CB   88897   PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM
                     89.1 MHZ                BARSTOW, CA
  Mod of CP

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  TELEVISION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO
  A LICENSED FACILITY GRANTED

  BPCT-20000630ADZ  KVYE   36170   ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC
                   CHAN-7                EL CENTRO, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KVYE.

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  TELEVISION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO
  A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BMPCT-20001109ABA   KSCI   35608     KSLS, INC.
                    CHAN-18          LONG BEACH, CA

  Modification of construction permit file number BPCT-19981123KK.

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR
  RENEWAL APPLICATION GRANT RESCINDED

  BRTTL-19980701AA  KDFX-LP   51207   PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION
                    CHAN-40                INDIO, ETC., CA

  RENEWAL OF LICENSE

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  FM BOOSTER APPLICATION READY AND AVAILABLE FOR PROCESSING

  BNPFTB-20001010AAX, 107.9 MHz , SAN CLEMENTE, CA
  CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA, INC.
  BOOSTER FOR KWVE SAN CLEMENTE, CA

  Cut-off Date:  December 20, 2000; FCC Report No. 2000-11

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A LICENSED FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BPFT-20001116ABA    K201CG  20525   FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
                     88.1 MHZ                BARSTOW, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities

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  TV BOOSTER STATION APPLICATION FOR
  ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BNPTTB-20001018ACO   NEW   130271    KRCA LICENSE CORP.
                     CHAN-62        HESPERIA/PEARBLOSSOM, CA

  Construction permit for a new station for HESPERIA &
  PEARBLOSSOM, CA on channel 62, Effective Rated Power 8.0,
  Coordinates NL 34 deg 21 min 8 sec WL 117 deg 40 min 27 sec.

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