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                     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                           CGC #788
                   Tuesday,  April 10, 2007
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                Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                     <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
   Copyright 2007, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  RADIO GOLDFIELD RESPONDS TO LSL'S OBJECTION
  Rod Moyes (aka Rod Moses), the Goldfield, NV FM pirate
turned legitimate broadcaster thanks to an FCC STA, has filed
a letter on behalf of Radio Goldfield Broadcasting Inc.
responding to the Leventhal, Senter & Lerman (LSL) Petition
for Reconsideration that asked the FCC to retract the
Goldfield STA (CGC #787).  A copy of Mr. Moyes' response
appears at the URL below.
  CGC has been corresponding with Mr. Moyes over the past
few days and we find him genuinely concerned about the lack
of radio signals in his area.  The larger story here is the
apparent need for easy-to-obtain FM authorizations in very
rural areas as our readers have pointed out.  Rod Moyes/Moses
plans to attend the NAB Convention in Las Vegas.
  http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/RGB_Petition_Response.doc
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  NON-COMMERCIAL FM WINDOW OPENING OCTOBER 12-19, 2007
  The FCC's Media Bureau announces a filing window for
applications for non-commercial educational FM new station
and major modification construction permits.  The Commission
recently directed the Bureau to open this NCE FM filing window
in October 2007 in connection with the Commission's tentative
selectee determinations for 76 groups of cut-off and mutually
exclusive non-comm FM new station and major modification
proposals.  The filing window will open on Friday, October 12,
2007, and close on Friday, October 19, 2007.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-07-1613A1.doc
  http://www.radioworld.com/pages/s.0102/t.4589.html
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  FCC: TURN OFF CELLPHONES WHEN AIRBORNE
  In December 2004, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking to examine the existing rule that requires cellular
phones to be turned off once an aircraft leaves the ground in
order to avoid interfering with cellular network systems on
the ground.  Now, the FCC has terminated that proceeding without
changing the "turn it off" rule.  The Commission simply said
that there is "insufficient technical information on whether
the use of cellular phones onboard aircraft may cause harmful
interference to terrestrial networks."
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-272051A1.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-07-47A1.doc
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  RIGHTS OF 800 MHZ PUBLIC SAFETY LICENSEES ELECTING TO REMAIN
  IN THE 800 MHZ EXPANSION BAND
  By this Public Notice, the FCC clarifies the rights of
public safety entities holding authorizations in the 800 MHz
Expansion Band and who have elected to remain on their current
channel(s).
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-07-1648A1.doc
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  FCC FORFEITURE WATCH, SELECTED ITEMS, NOTICES OF VIOLATION
  o  A Notice of Violation (NOV) has been issued to the
State of California for operating Travelers Information Station
WPET-709, Los Angeles, with a continuous loop recording of,
"This is another test, four eight, four, fourteen."
  o  Quetzal Bilingual Communications (KURS(AM), San Diego):
NOV for program list violation.
  o  NOVs have been issued to K17GD and K28FK (both Goleta)
for failing to tune their EAS receivers to "any of the LP
stations" listed in their local EAS Plan.
  o  Imperial Irrigation District and Southern California
Gas Company: "At the time of the [FCC] inspection, no Antenna
Structure Registration Number was displayed at the base of
the tower."
  http://www.fcc.gov/eb/FieldNotices/2003/DOC-272116A1.html
  http://www.fcc.gov/eb/FieldNotices/2003/DOC-272132A1.html
  http://tinyurl.com/2cmzs2 and http://tinyurl.com/yum7f9
  http://tinyurl.com/3bexox and http://tinyurl.com/2pdmqs
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  FCC FORFEITURE WATCH, SELECTED ITEM, TENTATIVE FINE
  Chula Vista Cable, Ltd. tentatively fined $8,000.
During this FCC inspection, the agent found that the system's
EAS equipment, including both the encoder and the decoder, had
been purchased and delivered to the cable system's head-end,
but was never installed.
  http://www.fcc.gov/eb/FieldNotices/2003/DOC-272110A1.html
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  FCC LIKELY TO DECIDE FUTURE OF 700 MHz BAND LATER THIS MONTH
  It is likely that the FCC will take the long-awaited action
this month by setting forth the details of how the spectrum in
the 700 MHz band will be allocated.  A battle is being played out
among a variety of commercial interests and coalitions seeking
to use more of the band for public safety networks.
  http://tinyurl.com/39ejkj
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                       LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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  MARTINEZ MEANS INDIO
  In the last newsletter you mentioned a new K49HV license
application for Martinez, CA:
  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO
  COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLTTL-20070313AAZ  K49HV 125510  VERONICA O. FARIAS
                E  CHAN-49            MARTINEZ, CA
  Thanks for catching this item.  People might think Martinez
is way up north but this particular application is actually in
Indio on Indio Peak - not in Martinez like the community of
license says.
  - L.A. Broadcast Engineer
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  TESLA
  I took this photo [last] week at the New Yorker Hotel
(NYC).  Tesla spent his final years at this location.  It
took me a while to locate the plaque; most of the hotel staff
had no idea where it was.
  Tony Abbott
  http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/Images/NY_2007029.jpg
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  REGARDING THE "HIGH ROAD" IN BOLIVIA - A SURVIVOR'S REPORT
  I have actually been on that road in Bolivia (CGC #787).
We drove it when I was about twelve when we went to Bolivia
in 1959.  Dad lost a fender to the cliff.  I remember a lot
of cursing and my mother would not shut up about the danger
he put us in.
  I remember funny signs on the busses as they went by.
One said (in Spanish) "What a road, and me without brakes!"
  Lots of little crosses and statues along the road where,
I assume, people had gone off the edge.
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  THANKS FOR THE COMMUNICATOR
  As usual, no - maybe more than usual, a great read and a
great service, Bob.  I can tell how much time you must spend
on The Communicator and I really appreciate it.  - San Diego
Engineer
  We all really appreciate the CGC Communicator as it does
a great job of keeping us all "in the loop" especially at this
time when there are so many changes coming down the pipes.
  -Broadcast Engineer on an Island in the Pacific
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                          RANDOM NOTES
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  CURIOUS INVENTIONS
  o  Harris Corp. and LG Electronics Inc. have teamed up to
develop a wireless technology to broadcast local digital TV
programming to mobile devices such as cell phones, car media
players and DVD players.  The system would involve an upgrade of
existing broadcast transmitters and would cost about $100,000 to
$500,000 to install per station.  Watch for demo at NAB/Las Vegas.
  o  A company called Towerswitch has introduced Talking Alert!,
a digital audio device designed to reduce workplace accidents with
automatically triggered loud audio safety messages and emergency
alerts, all useful applications for telecommunications workers
in hazardous environments.  This product will be on display at
the NAB convention in Las Vegas.
  http://tinyurl.com/2b2ugn
  http://www.radioworld.com/pages/s.0122/t.4491.html
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  MISCELLANEOUS NEWS
  o  Larry Bloomfield's latest Tech Notes publication looks
at the DTV transition and shows that it's not a "done deal" by
any means.  There is still serious work to be done.
  o The December 6, 2006 solar burst was 10X larger than
    any burst previously recorded, causing considerable RFI
  o More on copper theft (and more thieves electrocuted)
  http://www.tech-notes.tv/Archive/tech_notes_138.pdf
  http://tinyurl.com/2vb5bo
  http://tinyurl.com/2eq3mh
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  THE CURRENT U.S. AMATEUR RADIO BAND PLANS ARE AVAILABLE HERE
  Plan in black & white:
  http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/Hambands_bw.pdf
  Plan in color:
  http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/Hambands_color.pdf
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               FM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED
  FACILITY DISMISSED
  BPFT-20060124AAS K216EM  88940  LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS..
             E    91.1 MHZ                  ARCADIA, CA
  Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K216EM.
  Two Engineering Amendments filed 1/30/2006 & one 2/1/2006.
  Motion to Dismiss Applications filed 8/2/06 by ("KUSC")
  Erratum to Motion to Dismiss Applications filed 8/4/06
  Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Applications filed 8/18/06
  by ("LWM") and ("LWCI")
  Reply to Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Applications filed
  8/28/06 by ("KUSC")
  Engineering Amendment filed 06/30/2006
  Engineering Amendment filed 12/08/2006
  Dismissed per Applicant's request-no letter sent.
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO
  COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT GRANTED
  BXLH-20070117ACY    KCBS-FM  9612    CBS RADIO EAST INC.
               E      93.1 MHZ           LOS ANGELES, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit.
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE GRANTED
  BMLH-20070326ACS   KFRG 1241   CBS RADIO STATIONS INC.
              E    95.1 MHZ         SAN BERNARDINO, CA
  License to modify.
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPH-20060719ACN   NEW 165313    A & J MEDIA LLC
             E    95.9 MHZ        INDIAN WELLS, CA
  Mod of CP to chg
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                  TV - LOCAL ITEM FROM THE FCC
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPTVL-20070329AOW   KSPP-LP 130176    MARK C. ALLEN
                   E   CHAN-3           PALM SPRINGS, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number
  BDISTVL-20061025AFP.
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