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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #556
                   Wednesday, January 8, 2003
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               Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Publisher
                       <rgonsett@ieee.org>
           Stephen H. Blodgett, W7RNA, Letters Editor
                    <steve@earthsignals.com>
    Copyright 2003, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  THE DTV COPY PROTECTION PROPOSAL - DEADLINE FOR FILING
  REPLY COMMENTS EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 18, 2003
  Some time ago, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking ("NPRM") seeking comments on whether a regulatory
copy protection regime is needed to protect digital broadcast
television.  Although the deadline for filing comments has
passed, the deadline for filing reply comments has been extended.
  The new deadline for filing reply comments is February 18, 2003.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-03-18A1.doc
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                     LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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  THANKS FOR THE EMAIL GREETINGS!
  I certainly have no doubts about the wide circulation of the
CGC Newsletter after receiving email greetings from so many of you
this week.  I enjoyed hearing from old and new friends as we all
begin the new year together.
  Remember those old sci-fi movies in the 50's and 60's?  Back
then, the year 2003 was in the realm of imagination as we dared to
project ourselves into what was then fantasy.  Now we look back
and realize the evolution of fantasy into fact.  We recognize that
it is our dreams that create the future.  I'm personally struck by
the simply stated truth, "We ain't seen nothin' yet!".
  From our doorstep in broadcasting, we're going to witness wide
ranging effects of ever evolving new technologies on our
civilization and our personal lives.  Hang on for an interesting
ride!
  Let's look forward to the new year with a sense of hope and
wonder, and an appreciation of the truly limitless horizons
ahead.  Happy 2003 A.D.!
  Steve Blodgett, W7RNA, Letters Editor
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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  IBIQUITY AND CLEAR CHANNEL AGREE ON LICENSING TERMS
  Ibiquity Digital Corp. and Clear Channel have inked a
licensing agreement that sets the terms for all Clear Channel
stations.  Terms are confidential, but Ibiquity President/CEO
Robert Struble tells Radio World it includes a commitment for
the initial stations to make the IBOC transition.
  http://www.rwonline.com/dailynews/one.php?id=2385
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  E-COLI MAY BECOME YOUR ELECTRONIC BENEFACTOR
  NASA scientists have invented a breakthrough biological method
to make ultra-small structures that may well be used to produce
electronics 10 to 100 times smaller than today’s technology
allows, thanks in part to a harmless form of E. coli bacterium
whose DNA can be manipulated to accommodate the process.
  Find the NASA release at:
  http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/releases/2002/02_122AR.html
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           LOCAL ITEM FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO
  COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BXLED-20030102AAO   KPFK  51252    PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC
                E   90.7 MHZ              LOS ANGELES, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit.
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