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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #706
                   Monday, September 19, 2005
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                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                      <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2005, Communications GeneralR Corporation (CGC)
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  BONILLA CHAPTER X - XHBCE ALLEGEDLY FLUNKS PATTERN TEST
  When we left the Bonilla case over a week ago, Broadcast
Company of the Americas (BCA) had been challenged by Lazer
Broadcasting and Emmis Communications (collectively "Lazer")
to a public test.  Calculations by antenna manufacturer ERI
indicated that the claimed XHBCE pattern notch to protect KXRS
did not exist, so Lazer challenged BCA to come forward with
detailed plans or a model of its antenna for public testing.
  In BCA's latest filing, there is no indication that BCA
will submit to public tests, and BCA claims that Lazer has,
"....failed to provide a single reading demonstrating that
XHBCE-FM.... is not operating in accordance with the terms
of its authorization."   Lazer now responds by saying that
numerical readings to prove illegal operation are easy to
find by using XHBCE's own data.
  Lazer proceeds by comparing XHBCE's measured pattern
(provided by manufacturer SWR) against the internationally
notified pattern provided by the SCT (Mexico's FCC).  Lazer
shows that XHBCE flunks the internationally-required pattern
test on nine of 17 radials extending from XHBCE to KXRS - and
that is a very serious problem for BCA if Lazer's allegations
are true.
  See the first URL for BCA's latest letter, and the second
URL for Lazer's response.
  http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/BCA_Letter_9-9-05.pdf
  http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/Letter_Pleading_09-15-05.pdf
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  FCC TAKES FURTHER STEPS TO ASSIST IN KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF
  One of the steps the FCC is taking to address disasters in
general is the creation of a new Public Safety/Homeland Security
Bureau.  This new bureau will have responsibility for coordinating
public safety, national security, and disaster management
activities within the FCC.  When the restructuring is complete
(assuming the plan is approved by Congress), the Public Safety/
Homeland Security Bureau will develop policies and rules to
"promote effective and reliable communications for public safety,
national security, and disaster management."
  What happened to the money that was to have fixed our public 
safety communications problems after 9/11, and why do we need 
another Bureau?
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-261096A1.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-261095A1.doc
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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  EARLY MORNING RADIO NETWORK ENGINEER NEEDED - LOS ANGELES
  Univision Communications is looking for a qualified broadcast
engineer to, among other things, "Provide consistent technical
assistance to a high maintenance network show" originating in
Los Angeles.  The job involves a 4 AM to 12:30 PM shift, and you
will be reporting directly to the Chief Engineer (who is an
unusually good guy to work for).
  See the formal job description and find out how to apply by
visiting http://www.careerbuilder.com/ and searching for job
LA83105, or using the following shortcut address:
  http://tinyurl.com/aar34
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  A WORD ABOUT CGC'S JOB SHOPPE
  CGC is considering resurrecting its Job Shoppe listings
based on numerous requests and past successes in finding
qualified candidates.  If Job Shoppe is resurrected, it will
be on a pay-per-ad basis to help subsidize our highly non-profit
newsletter.  We'll see how the above ad works for Univison and
listen to your feedback too.  Then we'll decide what to do.
  Thanks for your continuing interest in the CGC Communicator!
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                           RANDOM NOTES
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  BPL UPDATES
  The California Public Utilities Commission recently
proposed rules that would make it easier for public utilities
to offer broadband Internet services over power lines.  The first
URL below has the story.  The second URL discusses blistering hot
200 Mb/s BPL tests in Tasmania - in a story entitled, "BPL: The
New Tasmanian Devil."
  http://tinyurl.com/csbs7
  http://www.telecomweb.com/news/1126639878.htm
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  KNSD OWNERSHIP EXPLAINED
  Last edition, we published a letter from a CGC Communicator
reader questioning who owns KNSD-TV, San Diego.  This week, KNSD
responds as follows:
  ".... our corporate office confirms the following:
KNSD is majority-owned by GE (General Electric), under a
partnership agreement with LIN Broadcasting.  KNSD is operated
by NBC, a division of GE, and is treated as an GE/NBC O&O station
(owned and operated) for all operational purposes.  All our
filings with the FCC have stated that KNSD is operated by NBC,
and the FCC treats GE as the owner for attribution purposes."
  The CGC Communicator does not normally cover legal issues,
but the ownership question slipped through the cracks.  We regret
putting the good folks at KNSD through the hoops of explaining
the ownership details.
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  AMATEUR RADIO EARNS PRAISE, RESPECT IN KATRINA RELIEF
  ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, has provided written
testimony on Amateur Radio's response in the Hurricane Katrina
disaster to the US House Government Reform Committee.  Haynie
submitted the testimony to the congressional panel September 15
"on the successful efforts of Amateur Radio operators providing
communications for first responders, disaster relief agencies and
countless individuals in connection with the Hurricane Katrina
relief effort" on behalf of the League.
  "As has been proven consistently and repeatedly in the past,
when communications systems fail due to a wide-area or localized
natural disaster, Amateur Radio works, right away, all the time,"
Haynie's statement said.  "This report is not, therefore, a
statement of concern about what must be changed or improved.  It
is, rather, a report on what is going right, and what works, in
emergency communications in the Gulf Coast and what can be
depended on to work the next time there is a natural disaster,
and the times after that."
  The first URL below focuses on solid ham radio achievements
as recounted by the ARRL.  The second URL links to a Christian
Science Monitor article on ham radio and Katrina, one of the
few media reports showing what went right (namely ham radio)
during the disaster.
  http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/05/0916/
  http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0915/p12s02-stss.html
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  TIME CLOCKS GALORE
  Some time ago, we published the URL for a "handwritten
digital clock" that quickly became a favorite with many readers.
The website below shows you several screen saver clocks including
an interesting slide rule clock, and a classy Roman clock.
Check them out for yourself and enjoy!
  http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/Screensaver.htm
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               AM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  770 KHZ TIS APPLICATION
  Los Angeles Airport has just filed for a Travelers Information
  Station on 770 kHz at 10 Watts.
  Howard Fine, mailto:howard@pactv.com
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               FM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BRED-20050729AAX   KSBR  58529   SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY
               E   88.5 MHZ              COLLEGE DISTRICT
                                         MISSION VIEJO, CA
  Amendment filed 09/13/2005
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATIONS FOR AMENDMENT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BRFT-20050729AAZ   K206AA  58524  SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY
                E   89.1 MHZ              COLLEGE DISTRICT
                                          LAGUNA BEACH, CA
  Amendment filed 09/13/2005
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  BRFT-20050729AAY  K208AM  58525  SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY
               E   89.5 MHZ              COLLEGE DISTRICT
                                         NEWPORT BEACH, CA
  Amendment filed 09/13/2005
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE GRANTED
  BMLFT-20050621CRJ  K217EL  87499  CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS..
                E   91.3 MHZ            BORREGO SPRINGS, CA
  License to modify
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE GRANTED
  BMLFT-20050620ACH  K218CP  90737  CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS..
                E   91.5 MHZ             SANTA BARBARA, CA
  License to modify
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLFT-20050908ABY  K227BI  139642  EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
               E   93.3 MHZ              SANTA BARBARA, CA
  License to cover.
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY GRANTED
  BMPL-20050606AHH   KOCI-LP 124219   STARTREE FOUNDATION INC.
                E   107.1 MHZ             NEWPORT BEACH, CA
  Low Power FM minor change in licensed facilities
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                 TV - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO
  A LICENSED FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BPTTL-20050913ADJ   KIMG-LP  12732  EBC LOS ANGELES, INC.
                  E   CHAN-17             VENTURA, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KIMG-LP.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO
  A LICENSED FACILITY DISMISSED
  BPTTL-20050902AAL   KIMG-LP  12732  EBC LOS ANGELES, INC.
                  E   CHAN-20            VENTURA, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KIMG-LP.
  [KIMG-LP's application for Channel 20 was defective from
  the outset.  Channel 20 is reserved for public safety land-
  mobile communications in the greater Los Angeles area.
  Thanks to Howard Fine and others for writing on this
  point.  -Ed.]
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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLCDT-20050630AFX   KGTV-DT  40876   MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING
                  E   CHAN-25                COMPANY, INC.
                                             SAN DIEGO, CA
   License to cover construction permit no: BPCDT-20000418AAU,
   callsign KGTV.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO
  A LICENSED FACILITY GRANTED
  BPTTL-20050831AEA  KZSW-LP 7776  LA VERTA W. AND VICTOR W. PAGE
                 E   CHAN-27                HEMET, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KZSW-LP.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  DISMISSED
  BLTTL-20050822ASI  KIJR-LP  14152  BIRACH BROADCASTING CORP..
                 E   CHAN-47            LUCERNE VALLEY, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BMPTT-20040520ACG,
  callsign KIJR-LP.
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