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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #464

                    Wednesday, August 1, 2001

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2001, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  HAAT CALCULATOR AVAILABLE ON THE WEB

  Height Above Average Terrain ("HAAT") calculations courtesy
of the FCC are now available on the web at:

  http://www.fcc.gov/mmb/asd/bickel/haat.html 

  Caution:  This program does not calculate truncated or
omitted radials where, for example, all or part of a radial is
over water or foreign territory, but instead uses the full
3 to 16 km segment to calculate the radial average elevation.

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  PROTECTING C-BAND SATELLITE RECEIVE DISHES AGAINST
  OUT-OF-BAND INTERFERENCE

  Here is a simple off-the-shelf passive filter to protect
C-band LNBs from out-of-band interference.  It's the Microwave
Filter Company model 7892MFC.  One of CGC's clients installed
this product and gave it high marks, so we asked for more info.

  The 7892 may be ordered directly from MFC for $550, or from
DAWNco (formerly Dawn Satellite) @ $449 each (a discounted price
offered to Communicator readers).  DAWNco may be reached at (800)
866-6969 (Michigan) or at <sales@DAWNco.com>.  Check the following
URL, and click on the 7892D picture, for detailed info.

http://www.dawnsat.com/site_html/***Show***_Catalog=DAWNsat_Category=All_SubCat=All_.html 

  (The 7892MFC (or "D" from DAWNco) may or may not solve your
particular interference ("IX") problem, but is regarded as prudent
and almost essential insurance against common out-of-band IX.)

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                      LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
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  KNX(AM), NEWS RADIO, CHANGING TRANSMITTERS

  KNX, 1070 kHz, 50 kW, Los Angeles, is in the process of
installing a new Harris DX-50 transmitter.  The device is
expected to reduce electrical power consumption by a whopping
27% - which alone makes the project worthwhile!

  This week, Steve Blodgett and crew are dismantling the
station's old GE BT50.  See pictures of that wondrous machine
at:

  http://www.steveblodgett.com/KNXDX50install.html 

  The DX-50 is expected be on the air by August 10th, and
Steve's website will be updated with new photos soon after.
Watch the CGC Communicator for details.

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  OSCAR'S SAN DIEGO PICTURE PAGE HAS A NEW ADDRESS

  Oscar Medina's popular "San Diego In Pictures" website
has moved to new address:    http://www.sandiegopictures.org 

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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  TWO ENGINEERING OPENINGS AT KOCE-TV

  KOCE-TV has openings for Television Systems Engineers (two
new positions, Job K-001-02).  These positions will be responsible
for the day-to-day technical maintenance of the KOCE studio and
transmitter facilities, and will also be involved with the
research, development and implementation of equipment systems
upgrades within the KOCE technical facilities.  Emphasis should
be placed on the digital conversion of the KOCE-TV/DT facilities.

  The deadline for filing an employment application is
August 17.  An application form may be obtained by calling the
Coast Community College District at 714-438-4714.  If you have
technical questions, contact Roger Yoakum, CE, KOCE-TV, at
<ryoakum@koce.org>, but keep in mind that Roger will be on
vacation until August 6.

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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  MORE ON TOM SILLIMAN

  Please let your readers know that Radio World also featured
Tom Silliman on the front page of our recent July 4 issue, and
delved into his career and his feelings about his high-altitude
work.  He sure is getting plenty of "face time" lately!

  Keep up the good work....

  Paul J. McLane, Editor, Radio World

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  THANK YOU!

  I really enjoy reading the CGC Communicator each week.  It
is a fantastic resource and you do a great job presenting the news
in a compact, easy to read format.  Thank you very much for your
ongoing efforts!

  Lou Schneider, KOIT/KDFC/KZQZ, San Francisco

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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  INVENTOR OF THE TV REMOTE CONTROL

  Amateur Radio Newsline #1250 reports that Robert Adler, 81,
was recently inducted into the Chicago Television Academy's
prestigious Silver Circle for the year 2000.  Adler is the
engineer who invented the first practical wireless remote control
device for TV sets that we all take for granted today.

  Adler was an engineer for Chicago-based Zenith Radio Corp.
in 1956 when he developed the famed "Space Command" remote that
used a single audible tone to actuate stepper motors in a TV
set to turn the set on and off, change the channel and adjust
the volume.  Space Command was quickly emulated by other set
manufacturers eager to keep pace with Zenith.

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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BMLH-20010723AAE  KPLN  59816    CCU/AMFM TRUST I,
             E   103.7 MHZ    CHARLES E. GIDDENS TRUSTEE
                                    SAN DIEGO, CA
  Lic. to modify

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  CLASS A TV APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BLTTA-20010711ADG  KBOP-LP  11371  COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.
                 E   CHAN-43               SAN DIEGO, CA

  Application to convert displacement application to Class A
  status upon the grant of displacement application.

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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BLH-20010719AAK  KIFM  34589  JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS CO.
             E   98.1 MHZ                SAN DIEGO, CA

  Lic. to cover

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

  BPH-20010724AAI    KYXY  51671      CCU/AMFM TRUST I,
               E   96.5 MHZ      CHARLES E. GIDDENS TRUSTEE
                                       SAN DIEGO, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities

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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BLFT-20010724AAX  K212EP  83977  CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS...
               P   90.3 MHZ                 LANDERS, CA

  Lic. to cover

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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  DISMISSED

  BNPL-20000602AGJ  NEW  124404  THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH... ESCONDIDO
             P   99.3 MHZ                 ESCONDIDO, CA

  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  PETITION TO DENY FILED 1/22/01
  APPLICATION DISMISSED, PETITION TO DENY DISMISSED AS MOOT
  7/24/01

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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE
  TO COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT GRANTED

  BLH-19990519KE     KSCA  24548     HBC LICENSE CORPORATION
               P   101.9 MHZ              GLENDALE, CA

  LICENSE TO COVER. (FOR AUX PURPOSES)

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATIONS FOR AMENDMENT
  AMENDMENT RECEIVED

  BNPTT-20000831AQC  NEW  128040  TRINITY CH... OF SANTA ANA,INC.
                E  CHAN-59                RED BLUFF, CA

  Engineering Amendment filed 07/25/2001

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  CLASS A TV APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BLTVA-20010705ABH  K06MB 51654  PARK PLACE BROADCASTING COMPANY
                 P   CHAN-6                INDIO, CA

  Application to convert: BLTVL-19910219JV to Class A station
  status.
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  BLTTA-20010711AAF   KDPX-LP  10536  CHARLES R. MEEKER
                  E   CHAN-45         CATHEDRAL CITY, CA

  Application to convert: BLTTL-19971103IK to Class A station
  status.
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  BLTTA-20010711AAQ   KTSB-LP  41127  J B BROADCASTING, INC.
                  E   CHAN-43           SANTA BARBARA, CA

  Application to convert displacement application to Class A
  status upon the grant of displacement application.

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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BMLH-20010725ADY  KYOR  14058  MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
             E    106.9 MHZ              YUCCA VALLEY, CA

  Lic. to modify

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT
  AMENDMENT RECEIVED

  BPTTL-20010529ABP  KSMV-LP  14002  COSTA DE ORO TELEVISION, INC.
                 E   CHAN-33               SIMI VALLEY, CA

  Engineering Amendment filed 07/26/2001

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  TELEVISION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BLCT-20010712AGN  KAZA-TV  29234 PAPPAS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA...
                P   CHAN-54                AVALON, CA

  License to cover construction permit no: BPCT-19860210KM,
  callsign KAZA-TV.

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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR
  AUXILIARY PERMIT GRANTED

  BXPH-20010320AAE   KJQY  58821   CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.
               E   94.1 MHZ             SAN DIEGO, CA

  CP for auxiliary purposes.

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