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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #696
                     Monday,  July 11, 2005
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                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                      <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2005, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  BONILLA CHAPTER VI
  John Lynch's group, Broadcast Company of the Americas, LLC,
("BCA") has responded in support of Jaime Bonilla's position in
the XHBCE-FM, 105.7 MHz, case outlined in previous Communicators.
BCA's filing consists of both a legal pleading and an engineering
statement, and adds new information.
  In our view, BCA's legal pleading uses unwarranted harsh
language, makes a poor attempt to convert the accuser into the
accused, and tries to shift the focus from XHBCE-FM's Class B site
(which was apparently built at the wrong location) to XHBCE's
'under construction but almost finished' Class C1 site (which
appears to have serious antenna pattern problems of its own).
  For readers with limited time, we recommend concentrating on
the BCA Engineering Statement and associated exhibits starting on
pdf page 32 at the URL below.  Question everything you read; check
for evidence when statements are made.  The overall length of the
BCA document (75 pages), the harsh language used and the avoidance
of discussing Lazer's coordinate map suggest that the XHBCE folks
have gotten caught with their hands deep in the cookie jar.
  CGC urges Messers. Lynch and Bonilla to show restraint by
not activating their new XHBCE Class C1 site until the alleged
antenna problems surrounding that installation are fully
examined and resolved.  The latest paperwork filed by BCA to
demonstrate that the XHBCE antenna pattern is in good shape
in fact raises serious technical concerns.
  http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/BCA_Opposition.pdf
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  HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTIONS ON THE INCREASE
  The FCC has released new data on high-speed connections
to the Internet in the United States.  For reporting purposes,
"high-speed lines" are connections that deliver services at
speeds exceeding 200 kilobits per second (kbps) in at least
one direction (typically DSL, ADSL and cable modems).
  Overall, during the year 2004, high-speed lines serving
residential, small business, larger business, and other
subscribers increased by 34%, to 37.9 million lines.
  During 2004, asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL)
high-speed lines increased by 45%, to 13.8 million lines,
while high-speed cable modem service increased by 30%, to
21.4 million lines.  Details at:
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-259870A1.doc
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                           RANDOM NOTES
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  MORE ON THE DTV CHANNEL ELECTION PATTERN
  Howard Fine notes that KTTV, NTSC Channel 11, Los Angeles,
has elected Channel 11 as its DTV channel.  Their choice was
missing from the FCC's first DTV channel election results list.
  In other news, Gary Stigall, SBE Chapter 36 Chairman
(San Diego) has taken a close look at the evolving DTV channel
election landscape in this interesting article:
  http://sbe36.org/2005/07_waves_dtv_channels.html
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  DOTS & DASHES - KPH RETURNS TO THE AIR FOR ONE NIGHT
  On July 12, listeners around the world will be able to
tune into Morse Code radio station KPH for one night only.
  http://www.rwonline.com/dailynews/one.php?id=7350
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  1000 MEGAPIXELS AND MORE
  You might think that you are doing fairly well to own an
electronic camera with 5 or 10 or 20 megapixels of resolution.
But what would a camera with 1000 or 4000 megapixels look like,
and how would you display such astounding detail?  Welcome to the
elite world of the gigapixel.  The following URL takes you to
one of the most fascinating web sites of our time.
  If you want to behold the stunning beauty of gigapixel
photography in person (forget viewing it over the web), visit
the Gigapxl Project Exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts
in San Diego's Balboa Park.  This is the first major museum
exhibition of this work.  Twelve images, including two panoramas,
are on display.
  Showings run through September 18.  Adult admission is $6.
The following web site is a treasure chest of information and
tiny samples of the high resolution works:
  http://www.gigapxl.org/
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  AMATEUR COMET PHOTOGRAPHY
  The recent intentional collision of a U.S. satellite with
comet Tempel 1 attracted worldwide attention, supported by
photographs of the impact taken by big professional telescopes
and satellites.  Fortunately, amateur photographers could get
in on the action too.
  The following jpeg image is a composite of two photographs
taken by Pat Knoll at Little Blair Valley which is located about
14 miles east of Julian.  The two images were shot one minute
before and 15 minutes after the impact.  Note the considerable
brightening of the comet after the impact (the right annotated
image).  The camera was a ST8XME at f10 attached to a 10-inch
diameter telescope.
  http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/Images/temple_2251&23071.jpg
  Obviously, a lot can be accomplished with amateur equipment
in the right hands.  More of Pat's work is on display at
<http://www.pknoll.net>.
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  MAKE YOUR OWN FIREWORKS SHOW
  Be sure Java is up and running, then visit this website and
click as fast as you can!  It's been a slow week for broadcast
news, so it's time to create a little light of our own!
  http://www.tmcs-co.com/fireworks.html
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                FM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLFT-20050701ABV   K213AR 72001  CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS...
                E   90.5 MHZ            LAS CRUCES, ETC., CA
  License to cover
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLH-20050705AAE     KXOL-FM   28848   KXOL LICENSING, INC.
               E      96.3 MHZ            LOS ANGELES, CA
 
  License to cover
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  APPLICATION REINSTATED
  BNPL-20000605AKD   NEW  124502   CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE CANYONS
              P   101.5 MHZ             FOOTHILL RANCH, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED 4/14/04
  Petition for Reconsideration Granted, Application Reinstated
  per letter ref. 1800B3-DT on July 1, 2005.
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BRL-20050705AAJ    KWVS-LP  124207    PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
                E   101.5 MHZ                MALIBU, CA
  Renewal of License
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMLH-20050630AEK   KLNV  51515   UNIVISION RADIO LICENSE CORP...
               E   106.5 MHZ               SAN DIEGO, CA
  License to modify
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