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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #689
                     Thursday, June 2, 2005
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                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                      <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2005, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  MORE SECTION 325(C) GRANTS, AND SOME DEFERRALS
  The FCC has granted, subject to conditions, "part of renewal
application for Section 325(c) Permit to deliver both Spanish and
English language programming...." to the following Mexican radio
stations in the greater Tijuana area.  When two powers are given,
the first is the daytime power, the second is the nighttime power:
  XESPN (XEMMM)    800 kHz     0.5/0.25 kW
  XEPRS           1090 kHz     50 kW
  XHITZ (XHTZ)    90.3 MHz     93 kW
  XHGLX (XGLX)    91.7 MHz     15 kW
  XHRM            92.5 MHz    100 kW
  XHMORE          98.9 MHz     50 kW
  XHOCL (XHCR)    99.3 MHz     25 kW
  XHLTN (XLTN)   104.5 MHz     57 kW
  The FCC has "deferred part of renewal application for
Section 325(c) Permit to deliver both Spanish and English language
programming...." to the following Mexican radio stations:
  XEKAM		    950 kHz   	20/5 kW
  XERCN  	   1470 kHz  	10/5 kW
  XHA (XHAMR)	   94.5 MHz	20 kW
  XHTIM   	   97.7 MHz    	 3 kW
  XHTY    	   99.7 MHz   	30 kW
  XHFG   	  107.3 MHz   	15 kW
  A second FCC Public Notice lists the following 325(c) grants:
  XETRA-AM         690 kHz     77/50 kW
  XEMO             860 kHz      5 kW
  XETRA-FM        91.1 MHz    100 kW
  XHHIT           95.3 MHz      4 kW
  As noted in CGC #682, the FCC is getting tough on cross-
border permits allowing program material to be sent from the
U.S. to Mexico by wireline, microwave, Internet etc.  According
to Commission staff, those permits can now be terminated
immediately, without the right of hearing, if the station is
found to be operating at the wrong coordinates, with too much
power, etc.  This gives U.S. broadcasters a powerful new tool
to encourage those stations to straighten up and fly right.
  That said, it is our experience that most Mexican broadcasters
are honorable and play by the internationally agreed upon rules.
They deserve recognition for doing the right thing and acting
in good faith.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-259015A1.pdf
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-258975A1.pdf
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  JOHN LYNCH OUTRAGED OVER THE BONILLA CASE
  A letter from John Lynch, a well known operator of Mexican
radio properties, may be found in the May 26, 2005 edition of
SDRadio.Net.  Mr. Lynch is responding to the Petition to Deny
the cross-border program transmission authority of Jaime Bonilla's
XHBCE-FM on 105.7 MHz.  The petition also claims to show serious
technical violations at all three Bonilla Mexican AM stations.
  Mr. Lynch states that he "personally chartered a helicopter
and, with a consulting engineer, visited each transmitter site
that the petitioners claimed were operating at variance with the
law.  That survey proved to 100% certainty that each and every
allegation raised in the petition.... is outrageously false and
completely without basis."  He speaks of antitrust and states
that, "It is now clear to me that this petition is nothing more
than an attempt to restrain trade and to keep competition to
existing stations at a minimum."  Mr. Lynch attacks the integrity
of Lazer's findings ("The filing of this petition is just plain
perjury") and concludes by demanding that "those party to the
petition withdraw it immediately or it will be their companies
who are defending their actions."
  In our view, this is no time for angry words unsupported by
factual evidence.  Mr. Lynch should concentrate on addressing the
technical aspects of the Petition to Deny - the very points we
engineers are encouraged to examine under the Commission's new
get tough policy on Section 325(c) permits.  Lazer's engineer
has provided specific coordinates, specific observations and
photographic evidence of claimed technical violations, but Mr.
Lynch has not offered evidence.  In fact, Lynch is curiously
silent about the 620 and 1030 kHz Bonilla stations that should be
heavily directionalized away from the U.S., and how XHBCE-FM came
into possession of an allegedly overpowered Class C1 permit.
  If Mr. Lynch has pictures of the Class B XHBCE-FM site, as
claimed, he should publish those.  If he has copies of FCC letters
authorizing the use of "slant wires" to directionalize the Bonilla
AM stations, he should come forward with those as well.  The use
of an apparently unauthorized microwave system was covered in CGC
#679, supported by Bonilla's own statement to the FCC, and the
Lynch letter adds nothing to suggest that the microwave system
was ever authorized.  This proceeding needs to cool down and
concentrate on building factual evidence, not rhetoric.
  Lynch Letter: http://SDRadio.net/today.shtml
  Alternate Posting: http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/Letters/Lynch.htm
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  POSSIBLE REVISION OR ELIMINATION OF CERTAIN FCC RULES
  The FCC is seeking comments on the possible revision or
elimination of a few specific rules.  In the broadcast arena,
the rules up for consideration include those on rebroadcasts,
broadcasting emergency information, unattended station
operation and transmission system operation.
  Rule 73.3545 is also being reexamined: "Application for
permit to deliver programs to foreign stations" according to the
Public Notice.  This item should attract more than routine 
attention thanks to the Bonilla case.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-1524A1.doc
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  FCC LAUNCHES NEW E-MAIL SERVICE TO DELIVER CUSTOMIZED NEWS
  Is the FCC's Daily Digest too much to consume on a regular
basis?  Are the numerous reports of unauthorized changes of
subscribers' telecommunications carriers (long distance slamming
cases) sending you to the psychiatrist's couch?  Relief is on the
way.  Now you can select news topics of interest and have the FCC
send you e-mail bulletins on just those items, see URL below.
  Of course, if the FCC cleaned up the Daily Digest by, for
example, putting all slamming announcements under one clickable
URL, the DD would become a user friendly document once again.
Few people are interested in how Mrs. Smith's slamming case was
resolved, other than Mrs. Smith.
  CGC has suggested that all slamming items be consolidated
into a sub-file that would be referenced just once in the DD.
"No go" said Commission staff.  There is a "legal requirement"
to list each and every slamming decision in the DD.  Perhaps
it is time to change the law.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-258976A1.doc
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                           RANDOM NOTES
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  SELF-OSCILLATING TV PREAMPS RESULT IN FLORIDA LAWSUIT
  On April 29, 2005, Mobile-One Communications and Electronics,
Inc., of North Port, Florida filed a lawsuit against Lazy Days'
RV Center, Inc. of Seffner, Florida.  According to the suit,
Lazy Days'RV Center sells new and used recreational vehicles and
owns and operates an RV campground.  Some of the RVs it sells are
said to be equipped with Sensar II VHF/UHF amplified TV antennas
manufactured by the Winegard Company, and that's the rub.
  Mobile-One alleges that when the preamps in the Winegard
antennas go into self-oscillation (as described in previous
CGC Communicator newsletters), the resulting parasitic signals
have and will undoubtedly again cause harmful interference to
Mobile-One's land-mobile customers - interference that is
presumably very costly to locate and correct.  For the full
Press Release or to obtain more information on this unusual
lawsuit, contact Jon Preiksat, Esq. at (941) 486-9195 or
mailto:JonP@PreiksatLaw.com.
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  IS KCOP-DT OPERATIONAL?
  Lew Warren, who lives in Riverside and is past General
Manager of KVCR-TV and KVCR-FM, wonders why he can receive all
of the Mt. Wilson DTV stations except KCOP-DT on CH-66.  TV Query
shows that KCOP-DT is licensed, runs considerable power and
should direct a very healthy signal in Lew's direction.  His
attempts to contact knowledgeable engineers at KCOP have
reportedly resulted in dead ends.
  Ideas?  Send mailto:lewwarren@aol.com
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  KRLY-LP, 107.9 MHZ, ALPINE, IS ON THE AIR
  Considerable interference to the fringe-area listeners of
KWVE, 107.9 MHz, San Clemente, is being reported at this time.
Low power stations have a theoretically small service area and
a large co-channel interference area, and represent inefficient
spectrum allocations.	
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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 BROADCASTING
             E   1300 KHZ                LICENSEE, LLC
                                          PASADENA, CA
  Engineering Amendment filed 05/25/2005
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               FM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  GRANTED
  BPED-20050325AAB   KECG  19081    EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL
               E   88.1 MHZ             EL CERRITO, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities. 0.017 kW ERP, -29 meters
  HAAT, 37 54 20 NL, 122 17 34 WL Granted 5/26/2005
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR AMENDMENT TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BPFT-19990609TC   990609TC  93637  LIVING WAY MINISTRIES, INC.
                E   88.9 MHZ                 RAYMER, CA
  Engineering Amendment filed 05/26/2005
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO
  COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BXLH-20050516AUE    KWXY-FM  24253   GLEN BARNETT, INC.
                E     98.5 MHZ         CATHEDRAL CITY, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit.
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLL-20050525AIU   KKJD-LP  124818   BORREGO SPRINGS
               E   99.3 MHZ          CHRISTIAN CENTER
                                    BORREGO SPRINGS, CA
  License to cover
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  FM BOOSTER APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BNPFTB-20030814AJQ  KJLH-FM1 159113  TAXI LICENSE CORPORATION
                 E   102.3 MHZ               HOLLYWOOD, CA
  CP New Stn.
  Engineering Amendment filed 06/07/2004
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED 6/7/04
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION GRANTED 3/11/2005
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                 TV - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPTVL-20050525AHP  K46GC  52216   SEATTLE STREAMING RADIO, LLC
                 E   CHAN-10              SANTA BARBARA, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number
  BPTTL-20040630ABG.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR
  MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPTTL-20050520AEM  K29FX  128324  VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP...
                 E   CHAN-29               FOREST FALLS, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number BNPTTL-20000831AVW.
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  BMPTTL-20050520AEL  K33HU 128327  VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP...
                 E   CHAN-33               BANNING, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number BNPTTL-20000831AVX.
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  BMPTTL-20050520AEN  K45IC  129618  VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP...
                 E   CHAN-45                 BANNING, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number BNPTTL-20000831BVF.
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  TELEVISION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  GRANTED
  BPCT-20041014ADD  KESQ-TV 25577  GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST CO...
                E   CHAN-42              PALM SPRINGS, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KESQ-TV.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO
  A LICENSED FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPTTL-20050525ARJ   K63EN  11608    CIVIC LIGHT, INC.
                 E   CHAN-63           SAN DIEGO, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K63EN.
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