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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #469

                   Thursday, September 6, 2001

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2001, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  FCC AFFIRMS RULES FOR SATELLITE CARRIAGE OF LOCAL TV STATIONS

  The FCC has affirmed an earlier rulemaking regarding satellite
carriage of local TV broadcast signals, rejecting petitions from
DIRECTV and another challenger.  It also clarified that satellite
carriers must have a reasonable basis for denying local carriage.

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-215882A1.doc 
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-01-249A1.doc 

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  FCC PROPOSES $140,000 FINE FOR FAILING TO SHUT OFF TRANSLATORS

  The FCC has proposed to fine Peninsula Communications,
Inc. $140,000 for failing to comply with an order to cease
FM translator operations in various communities in Alaska.
The Commission found that Peninsula's violations were intentional,
which resulted in an upward adjustment of the proposed fine.

http://www.fcc.gov/eb/News_Releases/penin1.html 
http://www.fcc.gov/eb/Orders/2001/fcc01242.html 

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  TOWER LIGHT FAILURES (TWO TOWERS, FLORIDA) BRING $10,000 FINE

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-01-2036A1.doc 

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  NEW REQUIREMENT: FCC REGISTRATION NUMBERS

  The FCC has modified its rules to "require entities doing
business with the FCC, effective December 3, 2001, to provide
an FCC Registration Number (FRN) with any filings requiring a
taxpayer identification number."

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-215824A1.doc 

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  WORK YOUR OWN "LIGHT WAVE DX"

  See what fun can be had with a gun scope, a red pointer-laser
and a "surveyor's glass" (retroreflector).  The following "CGC
Notes Page" contains pictures and text describing recent
experiments by Kerry Banke in illuminating a retroreflector that
he installed on Cowles Mountain in San Diego.  For the tests,
Kerry shot his red laser beam through a focusing device known as
a "beam expander," with impressive results as you will see:

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

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                      LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
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  NEW ADDRESS FOR SAN DIEGO EAS WEBSITE

  With NBCi shutting down the free hosted web sites in the
next few weeks, I have migrated the "San Diego EAS" website
to a new URL:

  http://www.sandiegopictures.org/eas/ 

  A link has been added for visitors to join the SD_EAS list.

  Oscar Medina, Chairman, San Diego LECC EAS

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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  VIDEO EDITING JOB OPEN

  KTAP-KIDI has an opening in Santa Maria for a technically
savvy person to do video non-linear editing and some acquisition,
and to oversee the play to air operation.  Light maintenance.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) would be a plus.

  Contact:  aug@aol.com 

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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  REACH BROADCAST EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS QUICKLY WITH THIS LINK

  http://www.radiojock.com/equip.html 

  Oscar Medina

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  POWER-LINE-DELIVERED HIGH SPEED INTERNET

  If this (invention) even makes it across the pond, we can
kiss off HF radio:

http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/internet/08/28/power.line.access.idg/index.html 

  Tony Dinkel

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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  THE NEBULA THAT RESEMBLES AN ELECTRON TUBE

  Radio engineers will appreciate this highly asymmetrical
stellar nebula resembling an old fashioned transmitting tube.
You can see the filament glow and even detect a hint of ionized
mercury vapor.  Astronomers call this the "Rotten Egg Nebula"
(seriously), missing the more elegant electron tube analogy.
The image at the following URL was NASA's astronomy "Picture
of the Day" for September 3, 2001:

  http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap010903.html 

  (URL courtesy of Phil Wells)

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

  KCMG(FM), Los Angeles, to KHHT
  K43DM, San Marcos, to KSKT-CA

  FCC Report #413

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  CLASS A TV APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED

  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-20010709AAP KVMM-LP  18741 CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.
                E   CHAN-41               SANTA BARBARA, CA

  Application to convert: BPTTL-20010116AFP to
  Class A station status.

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATIONS FOR
  MINOR MODIFICATION TO A LICENSED FACILITY GRANTED

  BPTTL-20010116AIV   KBLM-LP  38561  LOUIS MARTINEZ
                  P   CHAN-25      RIVERSIDE/PERRIS, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KBLM-LP.
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  BPTTL-20010514AAW  KSMV-LP  14002  COSTA DE ORO TELEVISION, INC.
                 E   CHAN-44              SIMI VALLEY, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KSMV-LP.

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

  BP-20010814AAT  KYPA  18273  MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING...
            E   1230 KHZ              LOS ANGELES, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities

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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR MINOR
  MODIFICATION TO A LICENSED FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BPED-20010815ABB    KPFK  51252     PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC
                P   90.7 MHZ               LOS ANGELES, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities

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  TV BOOSTER STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BNPTTB-20010809AAD  NEW  133867     KSLS, INC.
                E   CHAN-18          HESPERIA, CA

  Construction permit for a new station for HESPERIA, CA on
  channel 18, Effective Rated Power 5.5, coordinates
  NL 34 deg 21 min 8 sec WL 117 deg 40 min 27 se.

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

  BPED-19970725MH    970725MH  87604 SHEPHERD COMMUNICATIONS INC
                 P   90.3 MHZ             COACHELLA, CA

  Engineering Amendment filed 07/18/2001

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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY GRANTED

  BPCDT-20000418AAU  KGTV-DT  40876 MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING CO...
                 P   CHAN-25               SAN DIEGO, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KGTV.

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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR DIRECT MEASUREMENT
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BZ-20010828ABA    KMXN  13899    ONTARIO BROADCASTING, LLC
              P   1510 KHZ               ONTARIO, CA

  Direct Measurement

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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY GRANTED

  BPEDT-20000424ABO  KVCR-DT  58795 SAN BERNARDINO COMM. COLLEGE..
                 P   CHAN-26              SAN BERNARDINO, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KVCR-TV.

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR
  ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSE DISMISSED

  BALTTL-20010709ACJ  DKFNT-LP  1436  AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELE...
                  P   CHAN-23                SAN DIEGO, CA

  Voluntary Assignment of License
  From: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.
  To: THE NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD OF THE
  SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION, INC. (Form 345)

  DISMISSED - LICENSE CANCELLED AND CALLSIGN DELETED.

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