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                THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                      CGC #718
            Saturday, December 10, 2005
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           Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
  Copyright 2005, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  GERRITSEN GUILTY ON ALL SIX FEDERAL COUNTS
  Previously convicted radio jammer Jack Gerritsen, 69, was
convicted on Friday on all six new federal charges pending
against him.  Those charges include transmitting without a
license and willful and malicious interference with radio
transmissions.  The Los Angeles FCC field office did a stellar
job in presenting the evidence.
  According to an informed source, the five men and seven
women on the jury returned with unanimous guilty verdicts after
deliberating less than an hour.  Mr. Gerritsen was immediately
incarcerated.  He objected, but the Judge explained that these
were FEDERAL felonies, that Gerritsen was found guilty, and
that he will now be locked up, without bail.
  Formal sentencing is scheduled for March 6.  Mr. Gerritsen
could receive up to 15 years in federal prison.
  http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/12/09/4/?nc=1
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  RADIO COMPANIES FORM HD RADIO ALLIANCE
  Eight top U.S. radio companies have announced a strategic
alliance to coordinate the rollout of HD Radio.  The effort
includes coordinating formats on the new multicast channels,
and lowering the prices of digital receivers.  How coordination
will be accomplished without raising anti-competitive concerns
remains to be seen.  Since these are legal and programming
issues, watch the trade press for details.
  Meanwhile, Greater Media Detroit SVP Market Manager Tom
Bender declared multicasting as the chance for radio to save
itself from obsolescence.  His comment reminds us of the
headline in CGC #684: "Will NPR's "Tomorrow Radio" Save FM
HD Radio Today?"  That story was published back in May.
  http://www.rwonline.com/dailynews/one.php?id=8155
  http://www.rwonline.com/dailynews/one.php?id=8178
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  SPRINT NEXTEL ASKS FOR MORE TIME TO COMPLETE REBANDING EFFORT
  Faced with poor progress in securing agreements with
licensees and changes to the FCC's Order in reconfiguring the
800 MHz band, Sprint Nextel has asked that the rebanding
schedule be pushed back by at least seven months.  The 800 MHz
Transition Administrator recently notified the FCC that at
least 50 licensees would not have agreements in place by the
December 26 cutoff date, signaling an end to the Wave 1
mandatory negotiation period.
  APCO has objected to any delay in a strongly worded letter
to the FCC.  APCO represents public safety radio communications
officials, many of whom have experienced massive interference
from Nextel base stations.
  http://mrtmag.com/news/sprint_nextel_rebanding_120205/
  http://tinyurl.com/cqatw
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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  RF/ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN NEEDED - SAN DIEGO
  Bext Inc. has an immediate opening for an RF/Electronics
Technician who is capable of component level troubleshooting,
and who understands radio transmission standards (AM & FM), power
supplies, signal amplifiers (audio and RF) and related circuits.
  Familiarity with typical bench type test equipment for
troubleshooting electronics and RF is essential.  Good verbal
and written communication skills are also essential, as are
computer and soldering skills.
  Bext is located in San Diego and specializes in RF equipment
for radio broadcasting.  The company offers full medical and
partial retirement plans.  Compensation is negotiable based on
experience.  Please submit resume and salary requirements by
sending mailto:bextcareers@bext.com.
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                          RANDOM NOTES
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  TOP 40 T-SHIRTS
  Top 40 radio stations owned the airwaves in the 50s, 60s
and 70s.  Now, RadioLogoLand brings their famous logos back
to life on T-shirts and other stuff.  RLL's link follows,
thanks to a tip from Clark Novak:
  http://radiologoland.com/
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  FCC ISSUES ERRATUM IN ITS EAS REVIEW
  The FCC has issued an Erratum in its Emergency Alert System
("EAS") proceeding.  The new doc simply corrects the list of
commenters contained in Appendix A of the original doc.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-262583A1.doc
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  MORE INFORMATION RELEASED ABOUT REMINGTON ARMS' "BASEBALL"
  The Remington EyeBall camera created by an Israeli company
and now being marketed by the law enforcement division of
Remington Arms is roughly the size of a baseball, weighs less
than a pound, and is encapsulated in rubber and polyurethane.
Once hurled into a crime scene or other location, the device
stabilizes itself and begins transmitting audio and video to
a receiver as far as 200 yards away.
  http://tinyurl.com/cxmkn
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  GARAGE DOOR OPENERS SURVIVING NEW MILITARY RADIO SYSTEM
  What started out as a potentially major problem near Elgin
Air Force Base in Florida when the military began deploying its
new land-mobile radio system has waned in recent years as fewer
complaints are being received about interference to garage door
openers.  The system is now in place at Camp Pendleton and
elsewhere, but for reasons not entirely clear little disruption
is being felt in surrounding neighborhoods.
  http://tinyurl.com/d3n6x
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  AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY SOLVES BIRD PERCHING PROBLEM
  A new invention keeps birds from soiling cars.  This anti-
perching device is so simple, it is a wonder no one thought
of it before.  Download this MPEG video for a demonstration of
the new technology. (MPEGs should automatically be decoded by
Windows Media Player unless you have another player installed.)
  Thanks to Red Blanchard for passing this gem along.
  http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/Bird.mpg
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  PETITIONING FROM PRISON
  Note that Mr. Frederick R. Cote has opposed the license
renewals of Radio Stations KMET(AM), Banning, and KOLA(FM),
San Bernardino - see below - and also note that KMET's license
renewal application grant has been rescinded by the FCC.
  We have not been able to locate either of the petitions
on the web, but if you come across the URLs, let us know.
These petitions are potentially interesting because Mr. Cote,
the past owner of these facilities, is still incarcerated
as far as we know.
  (Side note:  According to Helen Jones, the AM station's
call sign, KMET, was chosen by Mr. Cote many years ago.  It
was Helen, however, who picked the KOLA call in 1969.  The
FM station was known as KFMW prior to the call switch.)
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             AM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL INFORMAL OBJECTION
  BR-20050801DCK  KMRB  52913  POLYETHNIC BROADCASTING LICENSEE...
             E  1430 KHZ                 SAN GABRIEL, CA
  Renewal of License
  Informal Objection filed 10/31/05 by Liu-Chun Lin
  Informal Objection filed 11/29/05
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL INFORMAL OBJECTION
  BR-20050728AMM    KMET   55239   SUNSET BROADCASTING, INC.
             E    1490 KHZ                BANNING, CA
  Renewal of License
  Informal Objection filed 11/28/05 by Frederick R. Cote
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL APPLICATION GRANT RESCINDED
  BR-20050728AMM    KMET   55239   SUNSET BROADCASTING, INC.
             E    1490 KHZ                BANNING, CA
  Renewal of License
  Informal Objection filed 11/28/05 by Frederick R. Cote
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              FM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLFT-20050908ABY    K227BI  139642  EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
               E     93.3 MHZ              SANTA BARBARA, CA
  License to cover.
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPFT-20051202AIM   K246AR  138858   LIVING PROOF, INC.
                E    97.1 MHZ        GREEN VALLEY LAKE, CA
  Mod of CP
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPFT-20051202AIM   K246AR  138858   LIVING PROOF, INC.
                 E   97.1 MHZ        GREEN VALLEY LAKE, CA
  Mod of CP
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLL-20041202ABW  KJSM-LP  124223  JOSHUA SPRINGS CALVARY CHAPEL
              E    97.1 MHZ                YUCCA VALLEY, CA
  License to cover
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  GRANTED
  BPL-20050414AAN  KJSM-LP  124223  JOSHUA SPRINGS CALVARY CHAPEL
              E    97.1 MHZ                YUCCA VALLEY, CA
  Low Power FM minor change in licensed facilities
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLL-20050525AIU  KKJD-LP 124818 BORREGO SPRINGS CHRISTIAN CENTER
              E    99.3 MHZ              BORREGO SPRINGS, CA
  License to cover
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL INFORMAL OBJECTION
  BRH-20050726AQW  KOLA  55240   INLAND EMPIRE BROADCASTING CORP.
              E  99.9 MHZ              SAN BERNARDINO, CA
  Renewal of License
  Informal Objection filed 11/28/05 by Frederick R. Cote
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLL-20050711AAN  KOCC-LP  124258  CALVARY CHAPEL OF OXNARD
              E   101.5 MHZ               OXNARD, CA
  License to cover
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLL-20050606AHL  KRLY-LP  124224  EAST COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.
              E   107.9 MHZ                  ALPINE, CA
  License to cover
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  BLL-20050614AAS  KPSR-LP  124794  WESTSIDE PROJECT....
              E   107.9 MHZ            MODESTO, CA
  License to cover
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR AUXILIARY
  PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BXPH-20051205ACB  KLNV   51515   UNIVISION RADIO LICENSE CORP.
              E   106.5 MHZ                SAN DIEGO, CA
  CP for auxiliary purposes.
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                 TV - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  CLASS A TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
  GRANTED
  BPTTA-20031125AFD  KNET-LP 3167  VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC
                E    CHAN-25              LOS ANGELES, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KNET-LP.
  Engineering Amendment filed 01/18/2005
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  GRANTED
  BLTTL-20051108ACA  K55KD 52216 ALMAVISION HISPANIC NETWORK, INC.
                E   CHAN-55                OXNARD, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BPTTL-20040630ABG,
  callsign K46GC.
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