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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #481

                   Wednesday, October 17, 2001

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2001, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  CREATION OF FCC DIGITAL TV TASK FORCE

  FCC Chairman Powell has announced the creation of a DTV
Task Force to review the ongoing transition to DTV, to recommend
mid-course corrections as necessary, and to promote the rapid
recovery of broadcast spectrum for other uses.  Powell is quoted
as saying, "I believe that a big part of the problem were the
unrealistic expectations set by the 2006 target date for return
of the analog spectrum."

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-216793A1.doc 

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  FCC CLARIFIES RULES FOR NONCOMMERCIAL TV STATIONS' USE OF
  DTV CHANNEL CAPACITY

  The Commission has ruled that Noncommercial Educational TV
licensees are required to use their entire DTV bitstream capacity
primarily for nonprofit, noncommercial, educational broadcast
services.  But, there is more to the story:

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-216779A1.doc 

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  AUCTION OF LICENSES FOR 747-762 AND 777-792 MHZ BANDS
  SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 19, 2002

  The following URL will have the official announcement's web
address, when available:

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Digest/2001/dd011015.html 

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  SATELLITE DIGITAL RADIO COMPANIES GRANTED STAs FOR
  TERRESTRIAL REPEATERS, SUBJECT TO INTERFERENCE CONSTRAINTS

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-01-2383A1.doc 
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-01-2384A1.doc 

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                      LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
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  KPBS-DT: COMING SOON

  According to John Folsom, KPBS Engineering Manager,
"....we're reasonably optimistic that we'll be able to pull
everything together in time for a mid-November inaugural DTV
broadcast."   And we wish KPBS the best of success!

  (KPBS-DT Status Report of October 15, 2001)

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               WORLD TRADE CENTER & PENTAGON NEWS
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  BEST PHOTO - STRAIGHT-DOWN SHOT OF THE WTC DISASTER

  This is the single best photo that we have seen of the
World Trade Center tragedy, and it gives some feeling for the
magnitude of the disaster.  URL courtesy of Larry Morton
(thanks also to Mike Gideon at Clear Channel, and Glen Clarke):

  http://userwww.service.emory.edu/~rdgarr/WTC.htm 

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  LONG VIEW OF THE STRUGGLE AHEAD

  Following is one of the best web pages on the U.S./terrorist
conflict.  The long view presented in Dr. Anthony Kern's paper is
outstanding; Dr. Kern is a USAF Lt. Colonel (retired), former
Professor in Aviation Studies and Director of Military History
at the USAF Academy:

  http://www.snopes2.com/ 

  Click on the ribbon under the caption "of War"

  About mid-page, find the Editorials section
  and click on the colored "Tony Kern" link.

  Take advantage of the other postings, as time allows.

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

  None in our area.  In fact, the latest change lists
  were unusually brief as might be expected at this time.

  (FCC Reports 416 & 417)

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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY GRANTED

  BPH-20010712ADS    KIOZ  13504    CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.
               E   105.3 MHZ             SAN DIEGO, CA

  Minor change in licensed facilities

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

  BPED-19970127ID  KCRU  59085  SANTA MONICA COMM. COLLEGE DIST..
             P   89.1 MHZ                OXNARD, CA

  Engineering Amendment filed 10/02/2001

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