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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #709
                    Sunday, October 16, 2005
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                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                      <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2005, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  UNITED TELCOM COUNCIL IS THE OFFICIAL BPL DATABASE MANAGER
  United Telecom Council (UTC) will serve as the Access
Broadband over Power Line (BPL) database manager effective
immediately.  Access BPL systems will be required to comply
with the public notification requirements of FCC Rule 15.615
by November 19, 2005.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-2701A1.doc
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  DTV DATACASTING IN MEXICO
  Mexico's Televisa, the world's largest media company in the
Spanish speaking market, has made the first transmission and
demonstration in Mexico with the recently approved ATSC ACAP
(Advanced Common Application Platform) DTV standard.  Televisa,
and South Korean data broadcasting company Aircode, have
announced successful ACAP test broadcasts in Mexico with several
reception points for evaluation and demonstration.  This
announcement is headline news on ATSC's Home Page, but the
shortcut URL below takes you directly to the relevant text.
  There is more to the story.  This from Televisa:
  "In Mexico, we are in the process of launching the first
group of DTV stations in nine cities.  We are also still working
on the evaluation of new technologies and applications in DTV,
and Televisa recently conducted the first transmissions and
demonstrations of interactive television services by using the
ACAP standard of ATSC.  This is a significant achievement because
ACAP has just been adopted as part of the ATSC standards and
offers broadcasters the ability to start thinking of new business
opportunities, and of course make convergence a reality in
free TV."
  Leonardo Ramos, Director of High Technology Projects, Televisa
  Details from ATSC:  http://tinyurl.com/8smv5
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                           RANDOM NOTES
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  MORE FOLKS TO THANK FOR IBOC MULTICASTING - CLARIFICATION
  A clarification of last week's story about IBOC multicasting
is in order.  The original partners in NPR's Tomorrow Radio
Project were NPR, Harris Corporation and Kenwood USA.  In honoring
those organizations this year, Radio World's "Cool Stuff" judges
included Broadcast Electronics and Ibiquity Digital Corp. for
their advocacy of multicasting, but not as original partners
in the Tomorrow Radio Project.
  Mike Starling, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director
of NPR Labs, adds:
  "To me, in hindsight, among the more amazing aspects of the
Tomorrow Radio Project [involving Harris and Kenwood] is that we
never signed a formal "partnership" compact.  There was talk about
signing a non-disclosure agreement, but we could never get the
lawyers to agree to it (no surprise).  It was all done on the
equivalent of a handshake: "We'll do this, can you do that?"
And we worked it out from May through December 2003 with project
conference calls roughly every couple of weeks."
  [CGC thanks Mike Starling of NPR, Paul McLane of Radio World
and Hal Kneller of Harris Corporation for assisting with this
story.]
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  SBE CHAPTER 36, SAN DIEGO, HAS A 21ST CENTURY NEWSLETTER
  Gary Stigall writes, "Five months of sweat and blood, head
scratching and graphics manipulation, text composition, and
research went into its creation."  He adds, "My dog must surely
think I'm obsessed because she sits there staring at me,
incredulous that I am obviously passing on the opportunity to
chase small animals at daybreak in favor of pounding on a
computer keyboard."  Check out the labor of love at:
  http://sbe36.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=1
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  VANDALISM AND THEFT AT KVCR, SAN BERNARDINO
  "Apparently last week, someone broke into our transmitter
site on Box Springs Mountain and stole two twenty foot sections
of 7-1/8" rigid coax and whatever hardware they could find outside
of the building.  They cut the lock off of the gate, cut a hole
in the fence, and had enough time to cut up the coax with a
saws-all.  We were fortunate in that they didn't steal or do
anything that jeopardized our air."
  Tom Guptill, CE of KVCR TV/FM, October 11, 2005
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  JOHN HIGNITE'S 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY CANCELLED
  The surprise 80th birthday celebration for John Hignite,
planned by his wife Jackie (see CGC #698), has been canceled.
Jackie indicates as follows:
  "I'm writing to apologize, but due to unfortunate circumstances
we will be unable to have John's 80th birthday celebration.  I
want to thank everyone for their interest.  For everyone who has
sent pictures and stories, I thank you.  Everything will be put
into his scrap book.  I look forward to many more I hope.  John
is still busy working at 80.  He's tuff to keep up with."
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               FM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPL-20051007ABV    KJVA-LP  124517   VIDA ABUNDANTE
                  E   94.3 MHZ        SAN BERNARDINO, CA
  Low Power FM Mod of CP to chg
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPL-20051005ACG   KJBQ-LP  124620  MOUNTAIN EMPIRE COMMUNITY
                E   103.3 MHZ             BROADCASTING INC.
                                             POTRERO, CA
  Low Power FM Mod of CP to chg
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATIONS FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  DISMISSED
  BNPL-20000602ADY   NEW  123994   SECOND SAMON CONGREGATIONAL
              E   104.7 MHZ           CHURCH OF LONG BEACH
                                        NEWPORT BEACH, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FILED 11/3/03
  PETITION TO DENY FILED 2/27/04 BY ROCK 'N ROLL
  PETITION TO DENY FILED 2/27/04 BY GOLD COAST
  (2) OPPOSITIONS TO PETITION TO DENY FILED 4/5/04 BY ("SSCC")
  (2) SUPPLEMENTS FILED 4/8/04 BY ("SSCC")
  REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FILED 4/15/04
  REPLY FILED 4/22/04
  Engineering Amendment filed 02/26/2004
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  BNPL-20000608ADB   NEW  124655   INTERNATIONAL CRUSADE OF
               E   104.7 MHZ              THE PENNY
                                     FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA
  Low Power FM CP New Stn.
  SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FILED 11/3/03
  PETITION TO DENY FILED 2/27/04 BY NEWPORT BEACH
  PETITION TO DENY FILED 2/27/04 BY GOLD COAST
  PETITION TO DENY FILED 2/27/04 BY ROCK 'N ROLL
  ERRATUM FILED 3/1/04 BY GOLD COAST
  OPPOSITION FILED 3/12/04 BY NBCRS
  (3) OPPOSITIONS  FILED 5/3/04 BY ("ICOP")
  REPLY TO OPPOSITION TO PETITION TO DENY FILED 5/27/2004
  Engineering Amendments filed 2/27/2004 & 9/28/2005.
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                 TV - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  PROPOSED CP FOR CH-17 LPTV AT VENTURA
  The proposed CP is for KIMG-LP as outlined at the following
  URL:
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-261583A1.doc
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