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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #531
                    Wednesday, August 7, 2002
                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
     Copyright 2002, Communications General Corporation (CGC)
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  SKELETAL COMMUNICATOR
  This week's CGC Communicator is a bit lean on FCC news.
The RFR Special Report series has pushed back a number of
important office projects; now it is time to tend to those.
  Expect a "catch up" Communicator in the near future.
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  MANDATORY HDTV TUNERS FOR ALL NEW TV SETS
  The Wall Street Journal is predicting that the Commission
will require, at a public meeting Thursday, TV-set makers to
include digital tuners in all new sets by 2006, a move that
broadcasters have been pushing.
  (Wall Street Journal for Tuesday, August 6, 2002.)
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                 COMMENTS ON CGC'S RFR SERIES
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  DON'T WEAR A RF PERSONAL MONITOR UNDER A RF PROTECTIVE SUIT
  Wearing a RF personal monitor under a RF protective suit
appears to make sense to those that are not familiar with the
personal monitors and the suits.  It would seem that the monitor
would simply detect what is getting through to the wearer.  This
approach - wearing the monitor under the protective suit - does
not work, is potentially unsafe for the wearer, and would never
be recommended by the manufacturer of the personal monitor.
  For those needing the full story, please write to:
  Richard Strickland, RF Safety Solutions, rfsafety@optonline.net
  [Richard was with Narda for many years and spearheaded
the development of Nardalert XT, a remarkable invention that
reportedly won a R & D 100 Award as one of the top 100
technological achievements in the world.   - Ed.]
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  EXCERPTS (AND PARAPHRASES) FROM LETTERS RECEIVED
  * Re the anonymous tip about a report "giving detailed
information on a tower recently constructed on Mt. Wilson in
alleged total disregard for climber RFR safety" - I hope the
truth on that one will eventually emerge....
  * It's curious that east coast folks build houses with hot
water heaters called "RADIATORS" in every room, and never give
the matter a second thought.  Those devices emit electromagnetic
energy at infrared frequencies - super microwaves if you will!
  * The term "field" [instead of "radiation"] really was a
big hit in those various South Bay hearings.  It disarmed our
opponents (more than I would have expected) in their rebuttals
to our testimony.
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  THANK YOU
  I just had to respond one more time.  Thanks for the great
coverage of the RFR issue.  I have forwarded copies of the on-
going saga to many very interested people.
  John MacFarlane
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            LETTERS TO THE EDITOR   (100 WORDS OR LESS)
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  HF POLLUTION
  The experimental license to Amern Energy Communications Inc.
(CGC #529) is by far not the first to come along to pollute the
HF radio spectrum.  Several years ago the local phone company
began using wireless modems which operate on HF including the
bottom end of the 80 meter Ham band.  These have left 3.510 to
3.550 MHz totally unusable in the Camarillo, CA area.  The data
noise level in most of the town is S9 + 40 db on those
frequencies.
  Yes, I have given an effort to contact the phone company
about this, but have you tried to talk with anybody at a utility
company lately about anything technical?  Good luck.
  Hal Williams, N6TZ, halw@salem.cc
  [CGC has put Hal in touch with Ed Hare, W1RFI @ ARRL
headquarters.  Sounds like wireless phone modems are at fault.
According to Rick Lindquist @ ARRL, these are Part 15 devices
that are not permitted to cause interference to licensed
services, so Hal need not throw in the towel just yet.   -Ed.]
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  DRIVE MOTORS FOR MICROMAX CART MACHINES
  To all of you who are still using the Micromax cart machines,
if you need the drive motors please let me know how many you need.
I will provide them for you at less cost than from what Harris
will charge you.
  Romie Jagminas- KFWB Radio - Eastcstr@aol.com
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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  BALLOON AND KITE-SUPPORTED WIRE ANTENNAS
  With zoning restrictions on new AM towers being so intense,
could balloon and kite-supported antennas be in our future?
  While we are being somewhat facetious, here is a ham radio
operator who has done just about everything imaginable with
these types of antennas on amateur radio's "top band" - 160
meters - which is right above the AM broadcast band:
  http://www.qsl.net/g4vgo/index.htm
  (URL courtesy of Rod Dinkins, AC6V)
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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR AMENDMENT TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BPCDT-19991101AFT  KJLA-DT  14000  COSTA DE ORO TELEVISION, INC.
                 P   CHAN-49                 VENTURA, CA
  Engineering Amendment filed 07/16/2002
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  GRANTED
  BPH-20020429AAQ     KKUU   11658     MCC RADIO, LLC
                E   92.7 MHZ              INDIO, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLTTL-20020725AAP  KSMV-LP  14002  COSTA DE ORO TELEVISION, INC.
                 E   CHAN-33                LOS ANGELES, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BPTTL-20020212AAA,
  callsign KSMV-LP.
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE
  TO COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT GRANTED
  BXLH-20020718ABF    KRCD   1025    HBC LICENSE CORPORATION
               E   103.9 MHZ               INGLEWOOD, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit BXPH-20000114ABO.
  License granted 7/29/2002
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MAJOR MODIFICATION TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY GRANTED
  BMJP-20001023AEI KXMX 2194  NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY
             P   1190 KHZ                ANAHEIM, CA
  Major change in licensed facilities.
  AUCTION 32 FILING
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT GRANTED
  BMP-20020422AAF    KSUL  87156     DELBERT L. VAN VOORHIS
               E   1670 KHZ             MORENO VALLEY, CA
  Mod of CP
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPL-20020419AAV    KWVS-LP  124207   PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
                 E   101.5 MHZ               MALIBU, CA
  Low Power FM Mod of CP to chg
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  GRANTED
  BLTT-20020612AAJ  KBAB-LP  14003  BILTMORE BROADCASTING CORP.
                E   CHAN-51              SANTA BARBARA, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BMPTTL-20011121AAB,
  callsign KBAB-LP.
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