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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #456

                      Monday, June 18, 2001

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2001, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  NEW ADDRESS FOR CGC WEB SITE + NEW PUBLICATION SCHEDULE

  The CGC Communicator has a new web address.  It is:

  http://www.bext.com/_CGC/

  The old address has been discontinued.

  To make way for further changes, the CGC Communicator will
be published mid-week instead of on weekends for the next few
weeks.  Thanks for your continued support!

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  ENJOY THE SUNSHINE

  This has once again been a slow week for FCC broadcast news,
so let's move on.

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                     LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
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  KUSC, LOS ANGELES, RECEIVING C-BAND INTERFERENCE

  Radio Station KUSC(FM), Los Angeles, is currently receiving
terrestrial interference ("TI") to their C-band satellite
downlink dish.  Please let them know if you are receiving
similar interference or can lend a hand in solving the problem.
Their report is posted at:

  http://www.bext.com/_CGC/ 
  Click on "Additional Postings"
  Click on the story entitled, "KUSC(FM), LOS ANGELES, REC...."

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  ELECTROCUTION

  Jim Stark, an experienced and well respected electrical
contractor based in Tucson, AZ, has been electrocuted.  According
to Bob Malsbury of the Slone Stations, Jim was working on
Mt. Hopkins for KMSB-TV, Channel 11, which was upgrading their
13,000 volt electrical service.  His helper was late to arrive
and he had started work by himself at a site some distance from
the CH-11 transmitter plant.  He was to change out 20 amp fuses
for 60 amp fuses.

  Before beginning work, Jim thought he had switched off the
power, but for some unknown reason the circuit was still hot.
He reached into the cabinet and touched high voltage resulting
in burns to 40-80% of his body (accounts vary).

  Another person who had just arrived at the scene - and others
who were soon to arrive - tended to Jim who was soon flown to
an area hospital.  He lost a hand as well as suffering numerous
other injuries.  Although his condition initially improved, Jim
took a turn for the worse and passed away on May 31, 2001.

  [Story by robert.malsbury@citcomm.com and updated
  by dbish@kmsb.com]

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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN/I.T. PROFESSIONAL AVAILABLE

  I am an electronic technician looking for an engineering
job in either radio or television in the Los Angeles/San Diego
areas.  I have extensive electronics experience including trouble-
shooting down to the component level, test equipment design and
printed circuit board layout.  I am a Microsoft Certified
Professional certified on Workstations for Windows NT, and hold
a SBE certification as a CBRTE and an FCC General Class Radio-
telephone Commercial License.  Complete resume furnished upon
request.

  Barry I. Wildman -  Wearewild917@Yahoo.com  - (626)962-5331

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  RADIO ENGINEER OPENING AT KFMB, SAN DIEGO

  Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years major market radio
engineering experience.  Technical skills should include a solid
background in Novell and Windows NT networks, digital audio
systems as well as high power directional AM and FM RF systems.
CNE, MCSE and/or SBE certification a plus.  Candidates must carry
a pager and be available 24/7.  Candidates should hold an ASEE
degree or equivalent.  Salary negotiable/depends upon experience.
Very comfortable work environment, Great benefits, 401K.  Resume
may be FAXed to (858)495-8693; mailto: mikes@kfmb.com or call
(858) 495-7540 M-F  9:30a-5:00p.  KFMB is an EOE.

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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  RE:  "UTC" NO - "CUT" YES

  Interesting note about UTC being "reinvented" (CGC #455).
The UTC abbreviation is an international one....  The original
phrase was in French, where the adjective followed the noun:

  http://www.boulder.nist.gov/timefreq/general/misc.htm 

  Rick Sietsema, KNX

  [The French is "Temps Universel Coordonné" (TUC).  Bottom
line:  "UTC" is a misleading abbreviation in both French and
English which, as Rick added, "was the only way to be fair
to everybody."  Diplomacy in action.   -Ed.]

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  TV QUESTION

  I saw a short item that indicated that some researcher had
obtained recordings of early disk scanned television experiments
and reconstructed them as streaming video.  I have lost the URL.
Any clues?

  Sherman George, Director, UCSD Media Center, sgeorge@ucsd.edu 

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  JOHN KLECKER MOVES TO TEXAS

  After 15 years in California, I have relocated to Texas to
serve as the Sales Manager of Dielectric's new Central Region.
It was impossible to personally notify every one of my Western
friends that I was leaving, so my contact information is included
below.

  I will miss everyone AND the annual Mt. Wilson Christmas Party.
Will continue to look forward to your great newsletter.

  John L. Klecker, Dielectric Communications
  john.klecker@dielectric.spx.com  -  (972) 432-0510

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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  FCC INSPECTOR GENERAL'S REPORT

  The FCC Inspector General's "Semiannual Report to the
Congress" for the period ending March 31, 2001 has just been
published without much in the way of alarming findings.  There
was a rather amusing investigation of FCC contractor Nova
Technology, however.  Seems that one employee failed to record
the hours worked, two employees worked through lunch without
taking a lunch break (in violation of the Fair Labor Standards
Act), and one employee failed to record their time in military
hours in violation of company procedures.  We were assured that
these grievous errors will be corrected.

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov:8835/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-213604A1.pdf 

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  SAVE THE BBC

  Media Network reports that an international coalition of
radio listeners has been formed to urge the BBC to reconsider
its decision to end short-wave radio broadcasts of the World
Service to North America and the South Pacific on July 1.

  The Coalition to Save the BBC World Service disputes BBC
claims that listeners are migrating in large numbers to
alternative media such as FM radio, the Internet and satellite
to hear the World Service, and abandoning short-wave radio in
the process.  The coalition's web site is at:

  http://www.savebbc.org 

  (Amateur Radio Newsline)

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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  PROPOSED LPTV/TELEVISION TRANSLATOR CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

  CH-33 SIMI VALLEY (for KSMV-LP)
  CH-34 SAN DIEGO (for K29DX)
  CH-51 SANTA BARBARA (for K38DK)
  CH-62 HESPERIA/PEARBLOSSOM (New)
  CH-64 EAST LOS ANGELES (New)

  For full information, see:

  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov:8835/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-213614A1.doc 

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE....  MOTION TO WITHDRAW

  BLFT-20000801ADF    K205EE  88897   PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM
               P     89.1 MHZ                 BARSTOW, CA

  Lic. to cover;
  PETITION TO DENY FILED 10/13/2000
  MOTION TO WITHDRAW PETITION TO DENY FILED 6/5/01

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A LICENSED FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BPTTL-20010607AAV  K38CY 36717  CAPITAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION
                E   CHAN-38                VAN NUYS, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K38CY.

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATIONS FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION

  BPFT-19990412TE  990412TE  93129  LIVING WAY MINISTRIES, INC.
               P   88.9 MHZ                NEWHALL, CA

  CP NEW STN:  PRIMARY STATION KTLW
  APPLICATION IS DISMISSED 5/8/2001 BY STAFF LETTER.
  PET FOR RECON FILED 6/11/01
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  BPFT-19990426TF  990426TF  93210  LIVING WAY MINISTRIES, INC.
               P   88.9 MHZ              SANTA SUSANA, CA

  CP NEW STN:  PRIMARY STATION KTLW
  APPLICATION IS DISMISSED 5/8/2001 PER STAFF LETTER.
  PETITION FOR RECON FILED 6/11/01
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  BPFT-19990609TC  990609TC  93637  LIVING WAY MINISTRIES, INC.
               P   88.9 MHZ                 RAYMER, CA

  CP NEW STN:  PRIMARY STATION KTLW
  APPLICATION IS DISMISSED 5/8/2001 BY STAFF LETTER.
  PET FOR RECON FILED 6/11/2001

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  TV BOOSTER STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BNPTTB-20010601AHA  NEW  134300    BILTMORE BROADCASTING, LLC
                P   CHAN-63               LOS ANGELES, CA

  Construction permit for a new station for LOS ANGELES, CA on
  channel 63, Effective Rated Power 87.0, coordinates
  NL 34 deg 12 min 48 sec WL 118 deg 3 min 41 sec.

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