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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #679
                   Wednesday,  March 23, 2005
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                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                      <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2005, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  KEVIN MARTIN NAMED NEW FCC CHAIRMAN
  The White House has named FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin 
as the new chairman of the Commission.  Because he is already a 
commissioner, he does not need Senate confirmation to be chairman, 
but any other new commissioner would need that approval. 
  http://www.rwonline.com/dailynews/one.php?id=6887
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-257451A1.doc
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  FCC TO CONSIDER "EXPANDING, STRENGTHENING" LPFM SERVICE
  The FCC has modified some of the rules governing the low
power FM ("LPFM") service, and seeks comments on a number of
ownership and technical issues for this service.  As a part of
their action, the Commission has imposed an immediate six-month
freeze on "application grants of FM translator new station 
construction permits."
  Sensitive issues to be resolved in the LPFM proceeding include:
  o  Whether LPFM authorizations should be transferable and,
  if so, whether transferability should be broadly permitted
  or limited to special circumstances;
  o  Whether and, if so, under what conditions LPFM applications
  should be treated as having "primary" status with respect to
  prior-filed FM translator applications and existing FM
  translator stations (including how to handle the large volume
  of pending FM translator applications); and
  o  Whether an LPFM station should be permitted to continue
  to operate even when interference is predicted to occur within
  the 70 dBu contour of a subsequently-authorized second- or
  third-adjacent channel full service FM station.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-257524A1.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-75A1.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-75A2.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-75A3.doc
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                           RANDOM NOTES
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  BONILLA CROSS-BORDER MICROWAVE APPARENTLY LIGHTS UP
  WITHOUT FCC AUTHORITY
  Jaime Bonilla's Chula Vista studio was reportedly inspected
by the FCC on March 9, 2005, and it appears that Mr. Bonilla was
operating a cross-border studio-to-transmitter microwave link
at the time but without FCC authority to do so (see CGC #678), 
and that he is continuing to operate that link today without 
proper authority.
  According to a Bonilla statement filed with the FCC after the
inspection, his multiplexed microwave system feeds his three 
Tijuana-area AM stations: XESS, XESDD and XEKTT.  In a bold move, 
the microwave is being kept on the air for now - apparently 
without a permit - while Mr. Bonilla asks the Commission for an 
STA to keep the system going so his audiences won't "suffer what 
may turn out to be a prolonged disruption of valued program 
service."
  As CGC Communicator readers know, Mr. Bonilla has angered ABC
and others to the point where they have asked the Commission to
revoke his U.S. broadcast licenses and construction permit (see
CGC #634).  This microwave episode, if the system is truly 
unlicensed as Bonilla's own STA request strongly suggests, will 
only add fuel to the fire.
  The first URL below is a shortcut to the Bonilla STA request.
The second URL will produce the complete March 18 Bonilla filing
consisting of the STA request and a resubmission of his
previously dismissed microwave application.
  STA Request Alone:  http://tinyurl.com/594ps
  Complete Application:  http://tinyurl.com/6tr36
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  OPEN HOUSE AT JPL - MAY 14 & 15
  Mark your calendars.  The Jet Propulsion Laboratory ("JPL")
in Pasadena is holding Open House on Saturday & Sunday, May 14
& 15, 2005.  There will be a wealth of displays, and scientists
and engineers will be on hand to answer your questions about 
spacecraft in general.
  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pso/oh.cfm
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  HIGH RESOLUTION PALOMAR MOUNTAIN WEB CAM RUNNING
  A high resolution web camera has been installed at the
home of Paul Williamson, KB5MU, on Palomar Mountain.  The cam
looks out one of his windows.  Now the public can see rain or
snow on the ground (the public is always asking, it seems), 
and the temperature can be read off an outdoor thermometer.
  Click on the small photo for the full resolution view.
If you have a high speed connection, click on "Play with a fancy
animation" for the last 24 hours of images presented as a slide
show.  (The only downside is that a prolonged power outage will
cause the cam to zoom-to-da-max and get stuck there until manually
reset.)  Overall, the high res camera is a big step forward for
the mountain.  Good job Paul!
  http://www.mustbeart.com/webcam/fm/index.html
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                            JOB SHOPPE
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  EXPERIENCED ENGINEER AVAILABLE
  Steve Cilurzo is available for full or part-time employment, 
radio or TV, anywhere in the greater San Diego area.  His 
experience includes Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer 
duties at major market stations, and Steve is also talented in 
these related fields: video production, videographer, steadicam® 
operator, video editor and voice-over announcer.
  Further information and contact data are available here:
  http://www.imonkeyboy.com/
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               AM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR AMENDMENT TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BP-20041022AEF    KAZN  51426    MULTICULTURAL RADIO
              E   1300 KHZ     BROADCASTING LICENSEE, LLC
                                     PASADENA, CA
  Engineering Amendment filed 03/14/2005
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               FM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY DISMISSED
  BPFT-20020328AAT    K210CL  90642   SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY
                 P   89.9 MHZ           COLLEGE DISTRICT
                                         LEMON GROVE, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED 8/6/02 BY SANTA MONICA
  COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
  Petition For Reconsideration granted 11/6/2002.
  Application Reinstated nunc pro tunc 11/6/2002. (No letter sent.)
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLED-20041108AAK   KBXO  85911   CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA
               E   90.3 MHZ            CORPORATION, INC.
                                        COACHELLA, CA
  Lic. to cover
  Engineering Amendment filed 12/21/2004
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPFT-20050317ABU    K213AB  60137   EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
               E     90.5 MHZ               PALM SPRINGS, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K213AB.
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  NEW FM CHANNEL PROPOSED FOR MOJAVE
  98.9 MHz, Class A, is proposed for Mojave with an offset 
  transmitter site (6.4 miles northeast of Mojave).
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-704A1.doc
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPFT-20050317ACK   K216DW  88469  EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
               E   101.9 MHZ            CATHEDRAL CITY, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K216DW.
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR AUXILIARY
  PERMIT GRANTED
  BXPH-20041105AJS  KMZT-FM 43939  MT. WILSON FM BROADCASTERS,INC.
               E   105.1 MHZ              LOS ANGELES, CA
  CP for auxiliary purposes.
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BNPFT-20030711AAT  NEW  145140  FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.
               E   106.1 MHZ            APPLE VALLEY, CA
  CP New Stn.
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED 12/29/03
  Engineering Amendment filed 01/26/2005
  Petition for Reconsideration granted 3/15/2005 No letter was 
  sent.  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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                 TV - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  CLASS A TV APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLTVA-20050315AGG  K06MB 51654  PARK PLACE BROADCASTING COMPANY
                E   CHAN-6                  INDIO, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BPTVL-20020109AAW,
  callsign K06MB.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  APPLICATION GRANT RESCINDED
  BLTTL-20010504ACD  KWJD-LP 22645  FRIENDLY BROADCASTING COMPANY
                 P   CHAN-25                VAN NUYS, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BPTTL-19810331NM,
  callsign KWJD-LP.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT APPLICATION GRANT RESCINDED
  BPTTL-19810331NM   K25FY  22645   FRIENDLY BROADCASTING COMPANY
                P   CHAN-25                 VAN NUYS, CA
  CP FOR NEW LPTV, VAN NUYS, ETC., CA, CH-25, MINUS OFFSET,
  ERP 1.2 KW, TPO 0.1 KW, TL PICKETT TOWERS, 14801 SHERMAN WAY,
  VAN NUYS, CA (34-12-06 118-27-19), ANT. AND AL-8, HGHT. 45 M,
  RCAMSL 269 M, OMNIDIRECTIONAL.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT DISMISSED
  BPTTL-19810331NM   KWJD-LP 22645  FRIENDLY BROADCASTING COMPANY
                 P   CHAN-25               VAN NUYS, CA
  CP FOR NEW LPTV, VAN NUYS, ETC., CA, CH-25, MINUS OFFSET,
  ERP 1.2 KW, TPO 0.1 KW, TL PICKETT TOWERS, 14801 SHERMAN WAY,
  VAN NUYS, CA (34-12-06 118-27-19), ANT. AND AL-8, HGHT. 45 M,
  RCAMSL 269 M, OMNIDIRECTIONAL.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  DISMISSED
  BLTTL-20010504ACD  KWJD-LP 22645  FRIENDLY BROADCASTING COMPANY
                 P   CHAN-25               VAN NUYS, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BPTTL-19810331NM,
  callsign KWJD-LP.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLTTL-20050314AAB    KSPP-LP  130176    MARK C. ALLEN
                E      CHAN-29           PALM SPRINGS, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BPTTL-20040430AGW,
  callsign KSPP-LP.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO
  A LICENSED FACILITY GRANTED
  BPTTL-20040630ABG   K55KD  52216    SEATTLE STREAMING RADIO, LLC
                E    CHAN-55                SANTA BARBARA, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K46GC.
  Engineering Amendment filed 07/27/2004
  Engineering Amendment filed 01/28/2005
  Engineering Amendment filed 03/03/2005
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO
  A LICENSED FACILITY DISMISSED
  BPTTL-20030902AAR   K63EN  11608    CIVIC LIGHT, INC.
                 E   CHAN-63            SAN DIEGO, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K63EN.
  Engineering Amendment filed 05/04/2004
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