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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #480

                   Wednesday, October 10, 2001

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2001, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  RESULTS OF FCC FIELD INSPECTIONS

  The FCC has published the results of its latest round of field
inspections which concentrated on broadcast operations. Violations
included EAS, tower lights, transmitter monitoring and control,
and Chief Operator issues.

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-01-2273A1.pdf 

  Locally, Pasadena City College was nicked on a license posting
rule (Section 90.437) - apparently for a land-mobile station.

  In a separate and more recent action, SpectraSite/Florida was
fined $10,000 when the lights at one of its tower sites failed,
and it did not take immediate corrective action:

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-01-2280A1.doc 

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  FCC OPENS FILING WINDOW FOR COMMERCIAL OPERATOR LICENSE
  EXAMINATION MANAGERS

  In 1993, the FCC privatized the administration of license
examinations for Commercial Radio Operators.  It is now reopening
a filing window for requests from additional folks interested in
being certified as a Commercial Operator License Examination
("COLE") manager.  Filing window opens November 12, 2001, closes
December 12, 2001.

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-01-2340A1.doc 

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  FCC ADVISES PUBLIC OF WAYS TO PREVENT THE VIEWING OF
  OBJECTIONABLE TELEVISION PROGRAMS

  Upon Request, CATV operators must fully scramble or block
channels not subscribed to by a household, and must do so at
no cost to the consumer; this includes incidental "bleed
through" signals.

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-216616A1.doc 

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                      LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
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  NEWS BRIEF

  KRCA's antennas (NTSC + Digital) are in place at Mt. Harvard
and their transmitters are scheduled to start arriving this week.

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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  WATCH FOR DARS-INDUCED 2 GHZ INTERFERENCE

  Recently, the FCC granted some Satellite Digital Audio Radio
Services (DARS) licensees special temporary authorizations to
operate terrestrial repeaters in the 2.3 GHz band.  These
stations hold the potential to interfere with both ITFS and
conventional (2 GHz band) TV relay frequencies.  If you believe
you are experiencing interference from one of the new DARS
repeater stations, please let me know.

  Chris Brawner,  cbrawner@sdcoe.k12.ca.us 
  Director, Networks and Video Services
  San Diego County Office of Education, 858-292-3731

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  SATELLITE IMAGES OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER (BEFORE & AFTER)

  http://www.spaceimaging.com/level2/level2gallery.htm 

  URL courtesy of Bob Weller

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  DOUG THARP MOVES TO CARLSBAD

  Doug Tharp, formerly of Harris, has accepted a position with
SCMS Inc., a company that has been offering broadcasting solutions
for over 25 years.  SCMS has decided to expand its sales force to
the west coast, and Doug has joined them in Carlsbad.  He can be
reached at <dgtharp@aol.com>, or 866-673-9267.  SCMS products can
be viewed at:

  http://www.scmsinc.com 

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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  MINIATURE BLACK HOLES MAY BE PRODUCED IN COLLIDER

  Some of the newest ideas in high-energy physics suggest
that miniature black holes ("MBHs") could be created in the next
generation of particle accelerators, like the one now being built
near Geneva (target completion date: 2006).

  The exciting thing is that black holes are the very place
where the theory of gravity - called general relativity - could
come together with quantum mechanics, which describes nature's
other forces.  Successfully blending these two theories could
create the long-sought Theory of Everything.

  Accelerator-created MBHs would allow physicists to test
theories of hidden dimensions, beyond the three familiar ones we
call home.  A reserve of extremely strong gravity is theorized
to lie dormant within these other dimensions.

  Synopsis of San Diego Union-Tribune story, 9/19/01, page F1.
  The article can be viewed in full via:
  http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sandiego/index.html 

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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MAJOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT GRANTED

  BMAP-20001020AAT  KIEV  57893  ROYCE INTERNATIONAL BROACASTING..
              E   1500 KHZ               BURBANK, CA

  Major modification to construction permit no.: BMP-19990609AC
  AUCTION 32 FILING

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED

  BNPTVL-20000828BHX    K05CU  130845    SHAHRAM HASHEMIZADEH
                    P   CHAN-5            MORONGO VALLEY, CA

  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR NEW STATION.

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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT DISMISSED

  BNPTTL-20000831CCE  NEW  129960    STEAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
                P   CHAN-56               SNOW CREEK, CA

  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR A NEW STATION.
  DISMISSED - REQUEST OF APPLICANT

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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY DISMISSED

  BPED-19990813IB  KSBR  58529  SADDLEBACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.
             P   88.5 MHZ              MISSION VIEJO, CA

  Application for 1.5 kW ERP directional, 214 meters HAAT,
  33 30 10, 117 36 06 NL.
  Application dismissed 10/2/2001

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