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                     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                           CGC #694
                    Tuesday, June 28, 2005
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                Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                     <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
   Copyright 2005, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  CHAPTER V IN THE BONILLA CASE - LAZER SHARPENS ITS FOCUS
  Lazer Broadcasting has launched a focused attack on
Quetzal's (Jaime Bonilla's) Section 325(c) STA authority to
send audio program material across the U.S./Mexican border to
XHBCE-FM.  The authority is set to expire on or about July 1,
so the Commission must reach a determination soon.  XHBCE
operates on 105.7 MHz.
  In brief, Lazer points out that by Quetzal's own admission,
XHBCE is currently operating from the peak of Cerro Grande, a
mountaintop that Lazer had previously shown to be 1.55 miles
(2.5 km) away from the internationally agreed upon coordinates.
Moreover, Cerro Grande is an astonishing 1,706 feet higher than
the authorized site.  A copy of Lazer's pleading is at the URL
below.
  For some reason, Bonilla's attorney has not addressed the
site issue.  It is as if he either did not comprehend or has
chosen to ignore the technical nature of this proceeding.  We
will wait and see how the Commission rules.
  Keep in mind that there are other technical issues pending.
For example, we now know (by Quetzal's admission) that each of
Bonilla's three AM stations uses only one tower instead of two
or three towers as required by international agreement.  Quetzal
claims that "slant wire" directionalization is being used to
protect the U.S.  Trouble is, slant wires can be unstable and,
more importantly, the technique itself is not internationally
approved.
  Lazer's latest pleading, on just the XHBCE issue, is posted
here:
  http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/Informal_Objection_6_24_05.pdf
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  FCC WEB SITE HAS SCHEDULED DOWN TIME EVERY SUNDAY EVENING
  The FCC has established a weekly schedule to conduct
maintenance activities on its web site every Sunday night.
Most FCC Electronic Filing Systems, Public Access Systems and
on-line documents will not be available from Sunday @ 7 PM to
Monday @ 3 AM Pacific Time.
  Please note that while you may be able to access the
systems during the maintenance window, outages will be sporadic;
therefore, you will be working at risk.  Several other FCC
systems including ASR, NORS and ULS will not be affected by this
maintenance schedule.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-259421A1.doc
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                          RANDOM NOTES
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  TV SIGNALS PASSED OVER AN OPEN-AIR RED LASER BEAM
  This is ham radio at its best.  Inventive and totally fun.
Details to follow in the next Communicator.  This picture will
give you a hint:
  http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/hr/FD05_Laser.jpg
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  HIGH SPEED FIREWORKS
  If you have a high speed Internet connection, take a look
at some of these mpegs from the directory list:
  http://tb3.com/tesla/cool/
  Of special interest is the explosion that took place during
an apparent attempt to extinguish a transformer fire:
  http://tb3.com/tesla/cool/XfrmBlast1.mpeg
  Have a safe Fourth of July!
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