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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #651
                 Wednesday,  September 29, 2004
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               Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Publisher
                       <rgonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2004, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  THE SHORT STORY ABOUT PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE CONTACTS WITH THE FCC
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-04-3040A1.doc
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  THE NFL (QUALCOMM STADIUM) MULTI-PIRATE FINED $10,800
  As Communicator readers may recall, Global Radio, Inc.
requested that the FCC issue authority for Global to operate on
89.1, 92.9, 93.7, 96.9, 104.1 and 106.9 MHz in conjunction with
the 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII activities at Qualcomm Stadium in San
Diego.  The FCC granted operation on 93.7 and 96.9 MHz under the
call sign WN3XFL (note similarity to "NFL"), and specifically
denied Global's request to use 89.1, 92.9, 104.1 and 106.9 MHz
due to possible interference to existing stations in Mexico
and the U.S.
  On January 26, 2003, an agent from the San Diego FCC field
office observed that WN3XFL was active and operating, without
authorization, on 88.98, 104.1 and 106.9 MHz, in addition to its
permitted operations on 93.7 MHz and 96.9 MHz.
  Global's willful violation of its operating authority initially
resulted in a fine of $12,000, but Global claimed it could not pay
(the Commission didn't buy that argument).  Further, Global
argued that its otherwise unblemished compliance record should
be taken into account.  Because of the unblemished record, the
Commission reduced the fine to $10,800.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-04-3017A1.doc
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                      LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
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  RANDOM RADIO NOTES
  KFI(AM), 640 kHz, Los Angeles, appears to be broadcasting
IBOC, and just in time for the upcoming NAB Radio Show in San
Diego.
  The Grossmont College 89.1 MHz pirate has been very quiet
lately.  An informant writes, "Grossmont has been silent, can't
hear them even right next to their ground plane antenna."
  Chris Carmichael pens the following in SDRadio as concerning
yet another FM pirate:  "North County is the home of the Oceanside
Pirates, the mascot of the high school -- it's also the home of a
pirate radio station at 96.9 FM.  The station, broadcasting mostly
in Spanish, is thought to be housed at a church near Mission and
the 5 freeway.  The [signal] follows the coast down to Carlsbad,
and east to about El Camino Real on the 78 and 76 freeways."  For
those who have not seen Chris' newsletter, it is available at
<http://www.sdradio.net/>.
  CGC #649 mentioned an intruder signal at 7238 kHz that had
mystified ham operators for weeks on end.  According to the ARRL
Letter for September 24, the radiator was FCC-traced to "somewhere
east of Prescott, Arizona," but the signal disappeared before
close-in DFing could be accomplished.  Unidentified signals
in the ham bands should be reported to the International Amateur
Radio Union Region 2 Monitoring System Liaison, Chuck Skolaut,
K0BOG, at mailto:cskolaut@arrl.org.
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  CORRECTION
  Last week CGC reported that Pacific Microwave Research
was granted an experimental authorization, and that the grant
period ran from 7/1/04 to 8/1/04.  In fact, the authorization
was granted during the period from 7/1/04 to 8/1/04, and we
understand that the grant is still in effect.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-252076A1.doc
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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  NEW YORK CITY IMPROVES EAS
  With prodding by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and approvals
from state and federal regulators, New York City and local radio
broadcasters have implemented a new Emergency Alert System
featuring improved redundancy and multiple system access points
for use in the event that the Mayor should need to quickly
disseminate critical information.  Special EAS equipment will
also be installed in the city's 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 call centers
to ensure dispatchers have access to the latest information.
  http://www.govtech.net/news/story.print.php?id=91600
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  MEXICO SAID TO BE LOOKING AT IBAC (IBOC) & EUREKA EQUIPMENT
  According to Radio World, Broadcast Electronics said it has
taken part in FM IBOC testing in Mexico, and its equipment is
being used for AM IBOC as well, all with an eye toward that
country picking a digital radio standard in 2005.  Eureka-147
coverage tests will be done this fall with a high power
transmitter provided by Rhode & Schwarz.
  http://www.rwonline.com/dailynews/one.php?id=5860
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  CELL PHONES IN HOSPITALS MAY PRESENT RELATIVELY FEW RFI HAZARDS
  Dr. John Halamka, chief medical information officer for
Harvard Medical School, said three years ago the school held a
conference on the hospital/cell phone RFI issue with about 100
engineers, the Food and Drug Administration, wireless providers
and businesses.  The group determined that cell phones only pose
a threat if they are within three feet of medical equipment.  So,
the current widespread hospital restrictions on cell phone use
are probably greatly overblown except at locations where phones
may audibly disturb patients or staff.
  http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/phones/2004-09-27-hospital-phone-use_x.htm
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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPTTL-20040915AEO  K05CU 130845  SHAHRAM HASHEMIZADEH
                E    CHAN-18         MORONGO VALLEY, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number
  BMPTTL-20040803AAJ.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPTTL-20040915AEO  K18HN 130845  SHAHRAM HASHEMIZADEH
                E    CHAN-18         MORONGO VALLEY, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number
  BMPTTL-20040803AAJ.
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR AUXILIARY
  PERMIT GRANTED
  BXPED-20040513ABO  KCRU 59085   SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY
             E     89.1 MHZ          COLLEGE DISTRICT
                                        OXNARD, CA
  CP for auxiliary purposes.
  Engineering Amendment filed 08/25/2004
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE
  TO COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BXLH-20040916ACT  KMZT-FM 43939  MT. WILSON FM BROADCASTERS,INC.
              E    105.1 MHZ               LOS ANGELES, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit.
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLFT-20040920AAL   K215BA  59090   SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY
               E    90.9 MHZ            COLLEGE DISTRICT
                                          BEAUMONT, CA
  Lic. to cover
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPL-20040920ADL   KCVE-LP  124373  CALVARY CHAPEL OF VENTURA
              E     92.3 MHZ                VENTURA, CA
  Low Power FM Mod of CP to chg
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  TELEVISION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLET-20040617AAC   KOCE-TV  4328      BOARD OF TRUSTEES,
               E     CHAN-50     COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
                                       HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BPET- 20030527AEI,
  callsign KOCE- TV.
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  PROPOSED LPTV/TV TRANSLATOR & CLASS A CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
  CH-9:   K55FI, PALM DESERT, ETC., PS TV PARTNERS, LLC
  CH-55:  K46GC, SANTA BARBARA, SEATTLE STREAMING RADIO, LLC
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-252531A1.doc
  CH-40:  NEW, BIG BEAR LAKE, WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.
  CH-51:  NEW, CHERRY VALLEY, VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-252430A1.doc
  Petitions to Deny, if any, are due soon.
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  TV AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE
  TO COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BXLCT-20040923AEV  KVEA 19783    NBC TELEMUNDO LICENSE CO.
               E    CHAN-52                CORONA, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit.
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  DISMISSED
  BNPL-20000607ABS  NEW 124804  OCEANSIDE CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.
              E   99.1 MHZ               OCEANSIDE, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  PETITION TO DENY FILED 1/22/01
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  DISMISSED
  BNPFT-20030828BEU   NEW 139642   EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
               E    93.3 MHZ             SANTA BARBARA, CA
  CP New Stn.
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