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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #501
                   Tuesday,  February 19, 2002
                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
     Copyright 2002, Communications General Corporation (CGC)
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  FCC ADOPTS FIRST REPORT & ORDER ON ULTRA-WIDEBAND TECHNOLOGY
  Medical imaging, imaging objects underground and behind
walls and broadband Internet access are among the uses envisioned
by the FCC in permitting the marketing and operation of certain
types of ultra-wideband ("UWB") technology devices.  The
interference aspects of these new devices are not clearly known,
but are believed by the Commission to be minimal.
  News summary:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-220001A1.doc
  Spectrum emissions masks:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-220001A4.txt
  Ancillary information:
http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2002/db0215/DOC-220001A2.pdf
http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2002/db0215/DOC-220001A3.pdf
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  FCC LAUNCHES PROCEEDING TO PROMOTE WIDESPREAD
  DEPLOYMENT OF HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SERVICES
  Notice of Proposed Rulemaking summary:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-219992A1.doc
  The whole enchilada (300 kb):
http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2002/db0215/fcc-02-42a1.doc
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  BREAKING THE FM BROADCAST APPLICATION LOGJAM
  The FCC is seeking comments on three proposals to award
construction permits for commercial FM spectrum (92.1-107.9 MHz)
in which both non-commercial and commercial applicants have
expressed an interest.  Second Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking summary:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-220004A1.doc
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  MASS MEDIA BUREAU RELEASES TWO NEW LICENSE APPLICATION FORMS
  The FCC has released two new application forms: Form 302-TV
for television broadcast station licenses, and Form 302-DTV
for digital television broadcast station licenses.  No URLs
available yet - watch this page for the URLs:
http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Digest/2002/dd020213.html
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  WAVELET MODULATION
  Can wavelet technology create a gigantic increase in the
bandwidth delivered to homes and offices without the need for
fiber optic drops - and do so at a reasonable price?  Rainmaker
Technologies thinks so.
  Story by Robert X. Cringely of PBS:
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20020131.html
  Wavelet University:
http://www.rainmakertechnologies.com/tech/WaveletU.html
  The real question is whether the $10 chips, still in
development, will ever materialize at the advertised price,
and be as robust as required for the tough consumer market.
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           LETTERS TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  CGC COMMUNICATOR #500
  Congratulations on reaching the "milestone" of publishing
CGC #500.
  Lew Collins, W1GXT
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  Congratulations on issue #500!  I have always found your
newsletter full of useful and interesting info.  It keeps me
in the loop on issues in the industry.  Thanks for taking the
time to produce and distribute it.
  Mike Duffy, Radio Services Group
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  Obviously you are not one to toot you own horn, but I must
send a pat on the back for the 500th CGC.  Thanks....
  Mike Somerville, KFMB, San Diego
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  HISTORICAL NOTES ON THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
  The CGC Communicator, originally known as "Conversation
Pieces," has been in continuous publication since the early 70s.
Distribution was by first class snail mail back in those days.
  In January 1997, after running a parallel publication called
"E-Mail Experiment" on the Internet, the CGC Communicator switched
to e-mail delivery exclusively.  This means that five years and
five hundred publications have passed on the Internet alone.
  Seems like the Communicator started just yesterday.  Thanks
for sending us interesting stories and constantly refreshing
ideas.  We have an audience of one - and that's you.
  - Ed.
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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  ENGINEERING POSITION OPEN
  Pasadena-based licensee of Los Angeles and San Bernardino
AMs seeks Chief Operator/Engineer to maintain technical operations
of two major market radio properties.  Includes transmitter,
towers, satellite uplink, studios and computers.  Requires
experience with AM directional.  Applicant must have at least five
years experience.  Format: Spanish language religious serving so.
California.  Mail or Fax resume and cover letter to:  Human
Resources, 136 Oak Knoll Ave., #200, Pasadena, CA 91101.
Fax:  626-817-9851.
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  BEHIND THE SCENES AND LOVING IT
  Have worked in Radio/TV and production for the past 10 years.
Enjoy producing, directing, editing, programming, camera, and
production & webcast engineering.  What can I do for you?
  Scott, 619-561-9237, scottgrizzle@hotmail.com
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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  THE PHASITRON TUBE
  Every broadcast engineer should know a little something
about the obscure Phasitron tube.  It was a very clever
application of vacuum tube technology to shift phase, creating
audio phase modulation and, therefore, FM modulation in some of
the early FM transmitters.  Dave Hershberger, W9GR, tells us
more in pictures and words:
  http://www.w9gr.com/phasitron.html
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  2002 CUBED
  8:02 pm on Wednesday, February 20, this year, will be an
historic moment in time.  Something will happen which has
not occurred for 1,001 years, and will never happen again.
  As the clock ticks over from 8:01 pm on that date, time
will, for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry:
  2002, 2002, 2002
  or to be more precise - 20:02, 20/02, 2002.
  The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical
pattern was 10:01 am on January 10, 1001.  And because the
clock only goes up to 23:59, it is something that will
never happen again.
  Jerry Plemmons
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  BILLED FOR ARROGANCE
  This from the New Zealand Herald:
  "Telecom has ordered an investigation after a customer received
an account charging him a "penalty for being an arrogant bastard."
  Auckland businessman James Storrie discovered the $337.50
charge, printed under "product or service," when he opened his
mobile phone bill on Monday.
  Burt Weiner via Tech-Note #097
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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A LICENSED FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPTTL-20020212AAA  KSMV-LP  14002  COSTA DE ORO TELEVISION, INC.
                 E   CHAN-33                LOS ANGELES, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KSMV-LP.
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  TELEVISION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLCT-20010920ABO    KSCI  35608     KSLS, INC.
                P   CHAN-18         LONG BEACH, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BMPCT-20010511AAQ,
  callsign KSCI.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPTTL-20020110AAT    KBLM-LP  38561     LOUIS MARTINEZ
                  E     CHAN-25        RIVERSIDE AND PERRIS, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number BPTTL-20010116AIV.
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