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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #606
                   Tuesday,  December 9, 2003
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               Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Publisher
                       <rgonsett@ieee.org>
           Stephen H. Blodgett, W7RNA, Letters Editor
                  mailto: steve@earthsignals.com
    Copyright 2003, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  FORMATION OF INTERNET POLICY WORKING GROUP ANNOUNCED
  So complex are some of the issues surrounding Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) that FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell has
announced the formation of an FCC Internet Policy Working Group.
Traditional telephone calls include taxes for such things as
911 service, providing telephone service to the poor and those
in rural communities, and to schools and libraries.  And all
calls can be monitored by authorized law enforcement agencies.
Should the same standards be applied to VoIP calls?  If monitoring
is a legal requirement, how will Internet voice calls be separated
from all the other data on the net?
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-241761A1.doc
  Although much of the current talk is about voice (telephone)
traffic carried over the public Internet, it is important to
remember that "Internet protocol" can be used on private
communications circuits as well, so this proceeding is far
reaching.  For example, some CATV companies provide VoIP telephone
circuits that bypass Ma Bell.  A feature-length video of the
FCC's December 1 Voice over IP forum is available at:
  http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/mt120103.ram
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  FCC HISTORY EXHIBIT AND WEB SITE SHIFT FOCUS TO PIONEERS
  OF RADIO'S CORE TECHNOLOGIES
  The first phase of the FCC's official history project looked
at television in considerable detail as reported in an earlier
CGC Communicator.  Now, the Commission has unveiled the second
phase of its history project with exhibits, displays, and a web
site on several pioneers of radio's core technologies.  The web
pages are easy to read, and should be of interest to many.
Just open the links at the bottom of the following page:
  http://www.fcc.gov/omd/history
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  FULL TEXT ON "INTERFERENCE TEMPERATURE" AVAILABLE
  Here is the combined Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking in the above captioned matter.  Thirty one pages of
technical talk, but at least Figure 1 is in living color.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-03-289A1.doc
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  HOW NOT TO OPPOSE A TOWER PROJECT
  The following case reflects what happens when local
residents do not want a particular tower to be built, but fail
to tack down a single issue that is fatal to the tower project.
(T-Mobile and Pierce Archery Proposed Antenna Tower, Ohio)
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-03-3826A1.doc
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                      LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
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  SAN DIEGO COUNTY WIRELESS ZONING ORDINANCE ADOPTED
  CGC #541 (September 2002) discussed a draft San Diego
County zoning ordinance aimed at cellular radio antennas,
towers and equipment shelters that would affect broadcast,
microwave and land-mobile facilities as well.  Our readers
were urged to make a "close and immediate review" of the
material with an eye toward filing comments.
  Now, you can view Ordinance 9549 as approved by the
San Diego County Board of Supervisors with changes effective
May 30, 2003 (first URL below).  The next URL will take you
to a "Board Letter" concerning the same matter.  Caution,
these are not small files:
  http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dplu/docs/POD0103ord.pdf
  http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dplu/docs/POD0103ltr.pdf
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  CERRITOS RESIDENTS TO GET WI-FI, COURTESY OF THE CITY
  The City of Cerritos has signed a contract with Aiirnet
Wireless to install data transmitters throughout the community
for use by municipal employees, residents and businesses alike,
beginning next month.  Naturally, broadcast streaming is one
option available to Wi-Fi users.
  http://tinyurl.com/xwnn
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  SAN DIEGO COUNTY SUPERVISORS ORDER STUDY OF "REVERSE 9-1-1"
  Responding to the quick evacuation needs of the recent
wildfires, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has
requested a report on the potential of implementing a so-called
"reverse 9-1-1" computer-driven telephone system to make
selective notifications of emergencies in pre-defined geographic
areas.  How notifications would be made to those who do not
understand English was not mentioned.
  http://tinyurl.com/xwxe
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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  VERY EXPERIENCED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ENGINEER SEEKS POSITION
  For detailed information on this new listing, as well as
other jobs wanted and available, visit:
  http://earthsignals.com/jobs
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                      LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 (100 Words or Less - Weekly Deadline is Wednesday, 6 PM Pacific)
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  THE NEW MEXICAN STATION - INTERFERENCE CONCERNS (CGC #605)
  I have had reports from listeners in the San Fernando Valley
suggesting that the new 550 kHz station, XEKTT in Tecate, may
also be interfering with our station's 0.5 mv/m protected contour.
We are very concerned over the appearance of this new signal.
  Terry Gaiser, mailto: TGaiser@buckowens.com
  KUZZ AM/FM, Bakersfield
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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  ABOUT THE FUTURE OF ROHN TOWERS
  Rohn Industries, most often remembered by many of us for its
line of towers used in ham radio, is emerging from a Chapter 11
bankruptcy proceeding with the purchase of its assets by SPX
Corporation, a provider of products for the TV, FM, and
telecommunications industries.  For more details, visit Rohn's
web site at <http://www.rohnnet.com/>.  Click on "Press Releases."
  [Thanks, Neil Mckie and RAF Wireless for the link]
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  CELL PHONE MAKERS RUNNING OUT OF PARTS
  The manufacturers of cell phone handsets are finding themselves
unable to keep up with the ever increasing world-wide popularity
of the technology.  According to Wired News, suppliers decided to
be cautious in stocking parts, not anticipating this year's rush
of enthusiasm for cell phones.  See the story from Wired News:
  http://tinyurl.com/xvnj
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  A CURRENT EARTH VIEW ON THE WEB
  A mosaic of Planet Earth derived from a combination of
archived images and current satellite imagery is available on
the web.  Click on the opening page and you'll see a current
day/night image of the globe.  From there you can select
latitude and longitude and specify the satellite data you want,
such as that derived from weather satellites.
  http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Earth/action?opt=-p
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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  CALL SIGN CHANGES GRANTED
  KFSD-FM, Escondido, to KSOQ-FM
  KADY-TV, Oxnard, to KBEH (pending station sale)
  FCC Report No. 471
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPH-20031121AIP     KJEE  43589     MONTECITO, FM, INC
                E   92.9 MHZ            MONTECITO, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  INFORMAL OBJECTION
  BPH-20030612AKS     KYOR  14058     MCC RADIO, LLC
                E   106.9 MHZ        YUCCA VALLEY, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities:  Change class 
  from B to B1, decrease HAAT, increase ERP, change TL.
  Informal Objection filed 11/10/2003 (R & R)
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR CHANGE
  TO A LICENSED FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPTT-20031124ANH  K66BM  68071 TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK,INC
               E   CHAN-40             PALM SPRINGS, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K66BM.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLTTL-20031124AQH  KUNA-LP 19779  GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST CO.
                 E   CHAN-15              PALM SPRINGS, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BMAPTTL-20000818AED,
  callsign KUNA-LP.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  GRANTED
  BLTT-20030822AFM    K39GY  67932   TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK
                 E   CHAN-39               VICTORVILLE, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BPTT-20030210AAH,
  callsign K33BT.
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  BLTTL-20031031ACL   KTRO-LP  56793  ROBERT D. ADELMAN
                  E   CHAN-50           LANCASTER, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BMPTTL-20030115ABT,
  callsign KTRO-LP.
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BNPFT-20030821AFR   NEW  151386     EDGEWATER BROADCASTING INC.
                E   99.7 MHZ                EL CENTRO, CA
  CP New Stn.
  Petitions to deny this application must be on file no later
  than 15 days from the date of the notice accepting this
  application for filing.
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE GRANTED
  BMLED-20030818AEJ    KUCR  66318     REGENTS OF THE
                 E   88.3 MHZ      UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
                                        RIVERSIDE, CA
  Lic. to modify
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  PROPOSED CPs FOR LPTV/TV TRANSLATOR STATIONS
  Channel 2 - Bakersfield
  Channel 18 - Bakersfield
  Petitions to deny (if any) must be filed within fifteen
  (15) days of the release date of the underlying Public Notice.
  The release date is December 3, 2003.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-241832A1.doc
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR AMENDMENT TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BPFT-20031124ALO    K215DF  92688    THE ASSOCIATION FOR
                 E   90.9 MHZ       COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.
                                          COACHELLA, CA
  Engineering Amendment filed 12/01/2003
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE
  TO COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BXLH-20031201BAV    KMYI  58821     CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
                E   94.1 MHZ                SAN DIEGO, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit.
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  CLASS A TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPTTA-20031125AFD  KNET-LP 3167  VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP,LLC
                 E   CHAN-25              LOS ANGELES, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KNET-LP.
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  DISMISSED
  BNPFT-20030711AAV   NEW  139770  FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.
                E  98.3 MHZ                 ELSINORE, CA
  CP New Stn.
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