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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #663
                   Monday,  December 13, 2004
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               Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Publisher
                       <rgonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2004, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  FINES AFFIRMED AGAINST THREE MT. WILSON BROADCASTERS
  In October 2003, the FCC issued tentative fines of $10,000
each to KBIG-FM, KKBT(FM), KRTH-FM and KWHY-TV for violating the
maximum radiofrequency radiation ("RFR") exposure limit rules in
a publicly accessible area on Mt. Wilson.
  Rather than fight the charges, KBIG-FM, the major contributor
to the RFR problem, elected to pay its $10,000 share.  The other
stations, however, filed arguments as to why their fines should
be reduced, dismissed or rescinded.
  The Forfeiture Order just released summarizes the arguments
of the other three stations, discusses them, discards them and
affirms that the $10,000 fines are still valid.  The Commission
further states that, "Payment of the forfeiture shall be made....
within 30 days of the release of this Order."  But that's not all.
  The FCC takes KKBT, KRTH and KWHY to task for continuing "to
misinterpret their responsibilities under the Commission's RFR
Rules."  We'll let you discover what this little gem is all about.
Download the Order (second URL below), study paragraphs 11 and 34,
and you will better understand the RFR obligations of stations
that contribute significant power densities at multi-user sites.
  Overview of the $10,000 fines:
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-255217A1.doc
  The full and complete FORFEITURE ORDER released last week:
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-04-281A1.doc
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  ANOTHER FORFEITURE ITEM
  Low Power FM Station KXPW-LP (Georgetown, Texas) has been
fined $3,000 for replacing its three bay antenna with a four bay
model, and failing to notify the Commission of same within the
stipulated 10-day window.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-04-3862A1.doc
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  NAB TO FCC - STOP ALERT DEVICE SALES
  NAB wants the FCC to force one of three companies developing
an emergency vehicle signaling device (AM & FM jammer) to stop
selling the device over the Internet.  Report by Radio World.
  http://www.rwonline.com/dailynews/one.php?id=6355
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                      LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
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  SAN DIEGO SBE LUNCHEON SET FOR DECEMBER 15
  Please join the San Diego SBE in celebrating the end of
another great broadcast year at their annual luncheon on
Wednesday, December 15.  The no-host meal will be at noon sharp
at the Greek Palace in Kearny Mesa, 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.,
east of SR-163.  Members and guests are welcome as usual.
  Please RSVP by sending mailto:sbe36@broadcast.net, and put
"Lunch" in the Subject line.
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                      LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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  THE BENX WEBSITE WELCOMES YOUR LETTERS
  Letters to the Editor are no longer being accepted by the
CGC Communicator, but are always welcome at the Benx website
<http://benx.us>.
  Don't miss the engineering job opening at San Diego's 
XETV/FOX6.  An alternate link for the ad is here:
<http://www.sbe36.org/jobs.html>.
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                          MISCELLANEOUS
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  25% OF EARTH'S INHABITANTS ARE WIRELESS TELEPHONE SUBSCRIBERS
  According to Reuters via the N.Y. Times, the worldwide
population of wireless telephone subscribers in now estimated to
be almost 1.5 billion, equal to about one quarter of the world's
population.  Subscribers have doubled in the past five years,
and the fastest growth is now occurring in China, India and
Russia.
  Site registration required:
 
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/technology/tech-telecoms-mobile.html?oref=login
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           LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC    (FCC TYPOS TOO)
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  TELEVISION APPLICATION FOR AUXILIARY PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BXPET-20041203AFI   KLCS  38430   LOS ANGELES UNIFIED
                 E   CHAN-41          SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                      LOS ANGELES, CA
  CP for auxiliary purposes.
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BNPL-20000602AFH   NEW  124229   CHARISMA IN MISSIONS, INC.
               P   105.5 MHZ           - SAN BERNADINO
                                       SAN BERNARDINO, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  Petitions to deny this application must be on file no later
  than 30 days from the date of the notice accepting this
  application for filing.
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  DISMISSED
  BNPL-20000605ABC   NEW  123908  REDEEMING GRACE APOSTOLIC
               E   105.5 MHZ         ASSEMBLY FONTANA #2
                                         FONTANA, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
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  CLASS A TV APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLTTA-20041008ABL  KBOP-CA  11371  COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.
                 E   CHAN-43               SAN DIEGO, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BPTTL-20000728AEP,
  callsign KBOP-CA.
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