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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #611
                  Wednesday,  January 21, 2004
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               Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Publisher
                       <rgonsett@ieee.org>
           Stephen H. Blodgett, W7RNA, Letters Editor
                  mailto: steve@earthsignals.com
    Copyright 2004, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  FCC SEMINAR ON FILING SPECTRUM LEASING APPLICATIONS
  The FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will webcast
a seminar live today on the subject of filing spectrum leasing
applications and notifications.  The show starts at 10 a.m. PST
and will undoubtedly be archived for later viewing.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-04-100A1.doc
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                      LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
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  MEXICO'S PLANNED USE OF THREE NEW AM FREQUENCIES WAS
  KNOWN WELL IN ADVANCE (CGC #605 - 610)
  Mexico's intention to operate new 550, 780 and 920 kHz
stations near Tijuana has been known well in advance.  Witness
the following FCC Public Notice entitled, "PERMIT TO DELIVER
PROGRAMS TO FOREIGN BROADCAST STATIONS."  By opening the URL
below, you will find that on July 16, 2003, the FCC announced
that it had granted Pacific Spanish Network, Inc. authority to
send programming across the U.S./Mexican border to serve these
three stations.
  One of the stations granted cross-border authority was XEKTT,
550 kHz, Tecate, Mexico.  Of course, CGC Communicator readers
know that this station is now XEPE, has moved up the dial to 560
kHz, and is now causing massive interference to U.S. stations.
  The same permit also grants cross-border program authority
for "Mexican radio stations XEDD, 920 kHz, and XESS, 780 kHz,
both Ensenada, Mexico."  So, now you know the call signs of
these planned facilities, current as of July 2003.  As to the
stations' alleged location (Ensenada), we suggest you take that
with a grain of high conductivity salt until definitive
information is available.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-236622A1.pdf?date=030716
  On Friday, January 16, 2004, a group of U.S. broadcasters
filed a petition to rescind XEPE's FCC authority to send
programming across the U.S./Mexican border.
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  NEW EXPERIMENTAL GRANT IN UHF-TV BAND, SAN DIEGO
  According to Howard Fine, Flarion Technologies, Inc. has been
granted an Experimental STA by the FCC for the "demonstration
of a mobile broadband system" in the San Diego area.  The tests
are to run February 23-27, 2004 and will involve TV Channels
60 to 62 with 20W ERP, and CH-65 to 67 with 600mW ERP.  Some
prior coordination with others is required.  For a copy of the
STA announcement, send mailto: howard@pactv.com.
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                      LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 (100 Words or Less - Weekly Deadline is Wednesday, 6 PM Pacific)
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  MORE INTERFERENCE FROM MEXICAN STATIONS? (CGC #610)
  I am having difficulty understanding why Mexico can build
stations that cause interference while we on the U.S. side of the
border have applications tied up for years.  Have we no standing
in existing international broadcasting treaties?  Can anyone
explain how they get away with this?
  Bruce Rogow, mailto: brogow@mail.sdsu.edu
  [There is much that we do not understand at this juncture,
  and any rush to judgement should be avoided.  We are probably
  seeing only shadows of a much larger picture.  -RG]
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  ON THE PASSING OF JOHN H. POOLE (CGC #610)
  I was saddened to hear about the passing of John Poole.  He
was a broadcast legend, and one of the few who pioneered the
winery boom in Temecula.  I loved listening to his stories about
his early radio days when he started up KBIG-FM, before many
people even had FM radios.  He was a kind hearted, wonderful,
supportive person.
  Steve Cilurzo, mailto: kdigtv@adelphia.net
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  WE GET THANK YOU NOTES
  Thank you for posting my 'Situations Wanted' ad recently.
The ad appeared on New Year's Eve, and the email requesting my
resume was received the next day!  I am happy to report that I
have been hired at a TV Engineering Department in San Diego and
will start shortly.  Again, thanks for being there!
 
  Carl Reis, mailto: creis@tns.net
  [Congrats on the new job, Carl!  Glad to help! -SB]
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  Thanks for including the Mars link in CGC #610:
  <http://marsrovers.nasa.gov/gallery/images.html>.
  It's excellent!
  Marge
  [Don't miss the Mars rock analysis just now getting
  underway, and the soil analysis reported Tuesday,
  January 20, after Spirit switched on its X-ray vision.
  Also, landing of a second Mars rover is just days away!]
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                           MISCELLANEOUS
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  SBC COMMUNICATIONS TURNS CITIZEN INTO IMPROMPTU 9-1-1 OPERATOR
  A 40-year-old flight attendant in El Paso, Texas is being
hailed as a hero for her fast and efficient handling of 15 to 20
9-1-1 calls which were sent to her home phone due to a routing
error at SBC Communications.  Maria Chaidez Karam processed the
calls for help - including several emergencies - during the
41-minute glitch, relaying details via her cell phone to the
police dispatch center's seven-digit non-emergency number.
  http://www.borderlandnews.com/stories/borderland/20040119-70359.shtml
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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  APPLICATION REINSTATED
  BNPL-20000605AJX   NEW  124493   OUR LADY OF FATIMA CHURCH
              E   104.7 MHZ             SAN CLEMENTE, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FILED 11/3/03
  Dismissed per applicant's request 11/4/2003 - no letter sent
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED 12/8/03
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION GRANTED AND APPLICATION REINSTATED
  1/8/2004 - no letter sent
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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  GRANTED
  BPCDT-19991028ACX   KHIZ-DT  63865  SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.
                  E   CHAN-44               BARSTOW, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KHIZ.
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  TELEVISION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLCT-20040105ACG   KXLA  55083   RANCHO PALOS VERDES
                E   CHAN-44         BROADCASTERS, INC.
                                 RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA.
  License to cover construction permit no: BPCT-20010131ABS,
  callsign KXLA
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  AM STATION APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BP-20040109AAF   KCEO  67666    NORTH COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.
             E   1000 KHZ                   VISTA, CA
   Minor change in licensed facilities
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  BP-20040109AAG   KFSD  49205    NORTH COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.
             E   1450 KHZ                  ESCONDIDO, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities
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  BP-20040109ACV      KPRZ  54461     RADIO 1210, INC.
             E      1210 KHZ           SAN MARCOS, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities
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  BP-20040109ADE    KTIE  58808    CARON BROADCASTING, INC.
             E     590 KHZ             SAN BERNARDINO, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities
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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPCDT-20031231AAM    KXLA-DT  55083   RANCHO PALOS VERDES
                 E      CHAN-51           BROADCASTERS, INC.
                                       RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number BPCDT-19991101AIZ.
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMP-20040112ABE  KYPA 18273  MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING...
              E   1230 KHZ              LOS ANGELES, CA
  Mod of CP
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  DISMISSED
  BPH-20031121AIP     KJEE  43589     MONTECITO, FM, INC
                E   92.9 MHZ             MONTECITO, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities
  Dismissed per applicant's request 1/13/2004 (no letter sent)
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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPCDT-20040112ABL   KJLA-DT  14000   KJLA, LLC
                   E   CHAN-49         VENTURA, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number
  BPCDT-19991101AFT.
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