__________________________________________________________________
------------------------------------------------------------------
                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #629
                     Monday, April 26, 2004
                             ________
               Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Publisher
                       <rgonsett@ieee.org>
           Stephen H. Blodgett, W7RNA, Letters Editor
                  mailto:steve@earthsignals.com
    Copyright 2004, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
------------------------------------------------------------------
__________________________________________________________________
  DIGITAL RADIO ROLL OUT - FCC REQUESTS COMMENTS
  The FCC has published its complete Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry (a consolidated document) asking
for comments on various aspects of the IBOC radio roll out.
Such issues as service rules, technical rules, multicasting,
datacasting and the international aspects of IBOC are touched
upon.  A must-read document for those of us involved with the
IBOC overview.  Comments due June 16.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-04-99A4.doc
******************************************************************
  SERIOUS WIRELESS BROADBAND @ 3650-3700 MHZ PROPOSED
  To promote broadband access to American consumers, especially
in rural areas, the FCC is proposing to allow wireless Internet
service providers (WISPs) to operate unlicensed devices in some
or all of the 3650-3700 MHz band with higher power than currently
authorized under Rule Part 15, subject to cognitive technology
safeguards.  The Commission is also seeking comments on options
that would allow for licensed operations in this band, or for
segmenting the band between licensed and unlicensed uses.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-246146A1.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-04-100A1.doc
******************************************************************
  RF ID TAGS TO USE MORE POWER & ON-AIR TIME @ 433.5-434.5 MHZ
  The FCC has adopted a Third Report and Order that allows
radio frequency identification systems for commercial shipping
containers to use more power and more on-air time in the 433.5-
434.5 MHz band.  To reduce the chances of interference to licensed
users in this spectrum, the higher powered/higher duration systems
can only be employed in commercial and industrial settings (as if
RF recognized named boundaries!).
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-246145A1.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-04-98A1.doc
******************************************************************
  RECHANNELIZATION OF THE 17.7-19.7 GHZ FREQUENCY BAND PROPOSED
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-04-77A1.doc
******************************************************************
  PETITION TO PROHIBIT BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS ON FRS FAILS
  A Petition for Rulemaking to prohibit daily business
communications in the Family Radio Service (FRS) has been
dismissed by the Commission.  Thus, it is okay to continue
to use FRS channels for routine business (as well as personal)
communications needs.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-04-1035A1.doc
******************************************************************
                      LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
******************************************************************
  HOW TO REPORT A PIRATE
  If you detect pirate broadcasting activity, feel free to
notify the FCC directly, and don't hesitate to send the CGC
Communicator a copy of your complaint.
  The FCC field office serving Los Angeles County also
handles the counties of Orange, San Bernardino, Kern, Santa
Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo in California.  In Nevada,
they handle Nye and Clark Counties.  Direct your e-mails to:
mailto:Catherine.Deaton@fcc.gov.
  The FCC field office serving San Diego County also handles
Imperial and Riverside Counties in California and the entire
State of Arizona.  Direct your e-mails to:
mailto:Bill.Zears@fcc.gov.
  To copy CGC, simply mailto:steve@earthsignals.com
  Just the other day, one of the field offices was checking up 
on a known pirate and found another (new) pirate in the process!
******************************************************************
  UPDATE ON THE XEKTT, XESS & XESDD SITUATIONS
  CGC recently reported that a U.S. State Department Ambassador
and an FCC Commissioner were headed to Mexico City to carry a
strong message:  Mexico must remedy the interference being caused
to U.S. stations by the new 560 and 780 kHz stations near Tijuana
- stations that were authorized by the SCT but never coordinated
with the U.S.
  As of Friday afternoon, April 16, a consolation agreement was
reportedly hammered out with the Mexicans agreeing that "no more"
stations will come on the air.  That could be interpreted to mean
literally "no more," but it could also mean no more than what has
already been authorized.  Hopefully it means the former - that
920 kHz and a hush-hush FM blowtorch on 105.7 MHz will never see
the light of day.
******************************************************************
  JUDGE GIVES SPRINT GREEN LIGHT TO SUE SAN DIEGO COUNTY
  A southern California district court judge has ruled that
Sprint is legally entitled to sue the County of San Diego over
denial of or delay in acting on cell tower siting applications.
In her decision, Judge Judith Keep found that carriers are
entitled to seek legal redress when cities and counties act in
a manner that can be construed as prohibiting service roll outs,
including the placement of cellular towers.
  http://tinyurl.com/2p77g
******************************************************************
                           JOB SHOPPE
******************************************************************
  TWO RADIO ENGINEERING JOBS AVAILABLE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  One position (FM Chief) is in Los Angeles, the other (AM 
directional contract engineer) is in North San Diego County.
For more information, see:
  http://earthsignals.com/jobs/
******************************************************************
                          MISCELLANEOUS
******************************************************************
  100 IBOC STATIONS ON THE AIR
  According to Radio World, 100 radio stations are now on
the air with IBOC, San Jose's KEMR(FM) becoming Number 100.
A complete list of stations, state-by-state, is available at
this iBiquity web site:
  http://www.ibiquity.com/hdradio/hdradio_hdstations.htm
******************************************************************
  ED DELAHUNT TO LEAVE COMMISSION
  According to Radio World, FCC's Ed DeLaHunt is leaving the
Commission to work with his family's radio stations in Minnesota.
Ed brought many new ideas to fruition at the Commission, and his
presence will be missed.
  http://www.rwonline.com/dailynews/one.php?id=5106
******************************************************************
  SWISS RADIO INTERNATIONAL CALLING IT QUITS
  After 70 years on the air, Swiss Radio International has
reached the final phase of its retreat from international radio
broadcasting.  As of April 13, there are no more daily radio
programs in English, and at the end of October the shortwave
transmissions will close down completely.
  Radio Netherlands has prepared an investigative report on
why, along with a look back at Swiss international broadcasting
40 years ago:
  http://www.rnw.nl/realradio/features/html/sri040408.html
******************************************************************
  MOLESTATION CHARGE COULD LEAD TO RADIO STATION SEIZURE
  The 60-year-old owner of a Pennsylvania FM radio station,
charged with five felony counts involving sexual abuse of teenage
boys, could lose his broadcast facility, luxury home and car if
the local prosecutor wins his precedent-setting case.
  District Attorney Andy Jarbola maintains that Douglas Lane,
licensee of WWDL-FM in Scranton, used the car, home and radio
station to lure his victims, and therefore the property should
be eligible for forfeiture.
  http://tinyurl.com/35u3g
******************************************************************
  DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE BORN ON APRIL 22 OR 23?
  The Commission's master calendar page for Daily Digests
skips April 22 this year, and lists April 23 as both a Thursday
and Friday.  So, if you know someone born on April 22, they can
skip a birthday this year, courtesy of the FCC - which is great
news for older folks.  On the other hand, those born on April 23
get to celebrate twice, and of course should receive two sets of
presents.  See the following URL before the Commission catches
and corrects the snafu:
  http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Digest/2004/dd2004.html
******************************************************************
           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
******************************************************************
  PROPOSED LPTV/TV TRANSLATOR CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
  CH-40 - Big Bear Lake
  CH-51 - Banning
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-246271A1.doc
******************************************************************
  FM STATION APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPH-20040106AAE   KMLT  21689   AMATURO GROUP OF L.A., LTD.
               E   92.7 MHZ             THOUSAND OAKS, CA
  Mod of CP to chg
******************************************************************
  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE
  TO A LICENSED FACILITY GRANTED
  BPTTL-20031219AUA  KNLA-LP 72270 VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC
                 E   CHAN-27              LOS ANGELES, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KNLA-LP.
  Engineering Amendment filed 01/23/2004
******************************************************************
  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPTTL-20040326AKT  K55JW 129651 VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GOUP, LLC
                 E   CHAN-55               BANNING, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number
  BNPTTL-20000831BVN.
******************************************************************
  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BNPTTL-20000831BKM   K43IW  128874    LOUIS MARTINEZ
                  E   CHAN-43           PALM DESERT, CA
  Construction permit for a new station for PALM DESERT, CA
  on channel 43, Effective Radiated Power 7.2599, coordinates
  NL 33 deg 38 min 55 sec WL 116 deg 33 min 34 sec.
******************************************************************
  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR CHANGE TO
  A LICENSED FACILITY GRANTED
  BPTT-20020830AEN  K29GK 43825  COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70
               E   CHAN-29           TWENTYNINE PALMS,ETC, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K65AR.
  ____________
  BPTT-20040204ABC  K40HX 11528  COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70
               E   CHAN-40              MORONGO VALLEY, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K62AO.
******************************************************************
  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLTTL-20040415ADJ   K29GA  130176   MARK C. ALLEN
                 E   CHAN-29         PALM SPRINGS, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BNPTTL-20000828BFE,
  callsign K29GA.
******************************************************************
  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR AMENDMENT TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BPH-20040205AAK   KXRS  36829   LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION
              E   105.5 MHZ                 HEMET, CA
  Engineering Amendment filed 04/15/2004
******************************************************************
  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO
  A LICENSED FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPTTL-20040415ABS  K56GC  28705  INSPIRATION TELEVISION, INC.
                E   CHAN-30          EL CENTRO-HOLTVILLE, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K56GC.
******************************************************************
  FM BOOSTER APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPFTB-20040227ABZ   KMRO-FM2  85929   THE ASSOCIATION FOR
                   E   90.3 MHZ       COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.
                                          SANTA BARBARA, CA
  Mod of CP
******************************************************************
  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLH-20040406AAA    KZAB  10100    KZAB LICENSING, INC.
               E   93.5 MHZ          REDONDO BEACH, CA
  Lic. to cover
******************************************************************
  LOW POWER FM APPLICATIONS FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION
  BNPL-20000605AIY    NEW  124411    CALVARY CHAPEL OF
               P   101.5 MHZ      RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA
                                 RANCHO SANTA MARGARI, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED 4/15/04
  ____________
  BNPL-20000605AJC   NEW  124422   CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE PASS
              E   105.3 MHZ               BANNING, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED 4/14/04
  ____________
  BNPL-20000605AKD   NEW  124502   CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE CANYONS
              P   101.5 MHZ              FOOTHILL RANCH, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED 4/14/04
******************************************************************
  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR AUXILIARY
  PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BXPH-20040324AGB  KMZT-FM 43939  MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS..
               E   105.1 MHZ            LOS ANGELES, CA
  CP for auxiliary purposes.
******************************************************************
  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION
  OF AUXILIARY PERMIT GRANTED
  BMXPH-20040402ACR   KIIS-FM  19218  CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
                 E   102.7 MHZ             LOS ANGELES, CA
  Mod of CP for auxiliary purposes.
  ____________
  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO
  COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT GRANTED
  BXLH-20040324AFG   KIIS-FM  19218  CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
                E   102.7 MHZ             LOS ANGELES, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit.
******************************************************************
  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR AMENDMENT TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BMP-20020517AAU    KSDG  84907   JNE INVESTMENTS, INC.
               E   890 KHZ             JULIAN, CA
  Engineering Amendment filed 04/20/2004
******************************************************************
  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPFT-20040420ABP  K272DT 84008  CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
              E   102.3 MHZ             SANTA BARBARA, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K272DT.
******************************************************************
  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE ACCEPTED
  FOR FILING
  BMLH-20040420AAV   KCZN  35925  LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION
               E   96.7 MHZ              SANTA PAULA, CA
  Lic. to modify
******************************************************************
  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BNPFT-20030828AWZ   NEW  138858   LIVING PROOF, INC.
               E   97.1 MHZ       GREEN VALLEY LAKES, 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.
  ____________
  BNPFT-20030829ARN   NEW  156146   GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC
               E   99.7 MHZ              HUNGRY VALLEY, 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.
__________________________________________________________________
------------------------------------------------------------------
  The CGC Communicator is published for broadcast engineering
  professionals in so. California by Communications General®
  Corporation (CGC), consulting radio engineers, Fallbrook, CA.
  Short news items are always welcome from our readers,
  and letters may be edited for brevity and clarity.  Letters
  to the Editor (Job Shoppe included) should be sent to
  mailto:steve@earthsignals.com.  For subscription and change
  of e-dress, mailto:rgonsett@ieee.org.
  CGC Communicator articles may be reproduced in any form
  provided they are unaltered and credit is given to the CGC
  Communicator and the originating authors, when named.  Past
  issues may be viewed and searched at http://www.bext.com/_CGC/
  courtesy of Bext Corporation.  
  The views expressed in our newsletters do not necessarily
  reflect those of Communications General® Corporation, Bext,
  or the newsletter editors.
------------------------------------------------------------------
_________________________    End   _______________________________