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                       THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                             CGC #836
                       Monday,  May 5, 2008
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                  Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                       <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
     Copyright 2008, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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   MAJOR ITEMS FROM THE FCC
   o  FCC announces agenda for May 19 summit on the current state
and future of our nation's emergency alert system (EAS).  Event to
be webcast live:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-281683A1.doc
   o  FCC makes available its "FM Allotment Finder Tool" that
searches for commercial Class A allocation holes at a user-
specified location:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-08-955A1.doc
   o  Public to be given three weeks notice of open FCC meeting
agendas instead of the traditional one week notice:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-281771A1.doc
   o  Media Bureau releases updated version of "The Public and
Broadcasting" (put this latest edition in your station's public
inspection file) and announces that broadcast information
specialists are available for public inquiries:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-08-940A1.doc
   o  List of Petitions for Reconsideration filed in the Matter
of Advanced Television Systems and their Impact upon the Existing
Television Broadcast Service (MB Docket No. 87-268):
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-281800A1.doc
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                         LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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   PAUL SAKRISON LANDS A GREAT JOB
   Paul Sakrison, formerly with CBS Radio, is now Director
of Operations and Engineering for Angels Radio, KLAA, 830 kHz,
Orange, and may be reached at 714-940-2504 or <psakrison (at)
am830klaa.com>.  Paul adds, "Lisa, Melissa and I are very happy,
as the studios are only 15 minutes from home, so I can have dinner
with them now.  The studios and offices are in a building that is
built into the side of Anaheim Stadium.  Ownership and management
have committed to aggressive development of live local programming
and operational processes."
   Congratulations Paul!
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                            RANDOM NOTES
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   LOS ANGELES SBE MEETING ON MAY 13
   The next meeting of Los Angeles SBE Chapter 47 will feature
Harris and Broadcast Connection on Tuesday, May 13, at 11:30AM
at the Burbank Holiday Inn.  The subject is "HD Sidebands Power
Increase with a Touch of Studio Technology."
   http://www.sbe47.org/
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   SAN DIEGO SBE MEETING ON MAY 14
   Sandy Berenics of Broadcast Connection, a Channel Partner
of Harris Corp., will co-host this month's San Diego SBE lunch
meeting with Al Jason and Paul Barzizza, both of Harris.  The
first URL has the details; the second URL links to the latest
San Diego SBE newsletter with a variety of goodies.
   http://tinyurl.com/52csu3
   http://www.sbe36.org/
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   MOBILE TV
   o  AT&T Mobile said Thursday it will launch Qualcomm's
   MediaFLO wireless multichannel-video service in the 58 markets
   where MediaFLO is available beginning May 4:
   http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6556643.html
   http://tinyurl.com/3uhm53
   o  Mobile TV -- an overview of where we are now:
   http://tinyurl.com/65tez8
   o  Mobile TV -- an overview of where Mobile TV may go.
   According to this prediction, in four years MediaFLO will become
   a relatively minor (3%) player, with DVB-H (and its descendents)
   taking the lion's share (42%).  Paper by Peter White.
   http://earthsignals.com/add_CGC/Mobile_TV.doc
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   MISCELLANEOUS
   o  A three-judge Court of Appeals has ruled in favor
   of the ARRL on two major issues concerning the FCC's
   inadequate handling of the BPL deployment.  This portends
   good news for broadcasters who may also be impacted by BPL.
   http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/2008-arlb008.html
   o  With only minor modifications, a bill to allow full-
   power TV stations along the border with Mexico to continue
   to broadcast in analog after the switch to digital has
   passed the Senate Commerce Committee:
   http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6554695.html
   o  The May issue of Crawford Broadcasting's "Local Oscillator"
   is hot off the virtual press and full of technical gems:
   http://tinyurl.com/6hko94
   o  Reflections on Tom Silliman's varied accomplishments
   and interests -- FM antenna design and manufacturing, tower
   climbing, kayaking in Chile and more:
   http://www.rwonline.com/pages/s.0052/t.13087.html
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   NON-TECHNICAL ITEMS OF INTEREST
   o  NBC has sold its 34-acre Burbank lot:
   http://tinyurl.com/68xzpn
   o  Small market radio revenue is up:
   http://www.rbr.com/radio/size_matters_and_small_is_in.html
   o  Using horses to do broadcast chores (undoubtedly the
   reason small market radio revenue is up):
   http://www.radioworld.com/pages/s.0121/t.13157.html
   o  Boston TV VP/GM arrested for unruly behavior, put on
   administrative leave -- an almost unbelievable case:
   http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6554755.html
   o  For the first time in over 50 years, the city of Downey
   may not have a float in Pasadena's illustrious Tournament of
   Roses Parade.  Copper thieves stole the workshop's power:
   http://www.thedowneypatriot.net/view_full.php?article=0000001787
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   FAR OFF TOPIC
   o  This music-video captures the essence of ham radio and
   will leave you feeling great -- a treat from Lissa Ladefoged
   and the gang down under courtesy of Amateur Radio Newsline:
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s49tnxT8F8
   o  Galaxies in collision.  New Hubble Space Telescope images.
   We are so small by comparison:
   http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/16/image/a/
   o  An engineer's guide to cats:
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4
   o  Qualcomm introduces the first-ever cell phone that is
   built into the human body, no batteries required.  Spoof video.
   http://www.handsolomobile.com/?CMP=EMC-bdemail
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                AM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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   AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
   ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BP-20080422AAV     KIRN   69743   LOTUS OXNARD CORP.
              E     670 KHZ           SIMI VALLEY, CA
   Minor change in licensed facilities.
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   AM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
   GRANTED
   BP-20080319ABU     KXO   35969     KXO, INC.
              E     1230 KHZ        EL CENTRO, CA
   Minor change in licensed facilities.
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                FM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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   FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR MINOR
   AMENDMENT TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
   BXPED-20080204ABS   KUOR-FM  69217   UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
                 E     89.1 MHZ              REDLANDS, CA
   Engineering Amendment filed 04/16/2008
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   FM STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
   ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BNPED-20071022AOY   NEW  175014   CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY
              E      89.1 MHZ              TWO HARBORS, CA
   CP New Station.
   Petitions to deny must be on file no later than 30 days from
   the date of this public notice accepting the application for
   filing.
   [This application is for a Class A directional station with
   an antenna top-mounted on a tower owned by the County of Los
   Angeles.  The antenna is proposed to be 2,135 feet AMSL and
   some distance from Two Harbors.  -Ed.]
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   FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR AMENDMENT TO A CONSTRUCTION
   PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
   BNPED-20071018BAN   NEW  174043   PRIMERA IGLESIA EVANGELICA
              E     89.7 MHZ          DE APOSTOLES Y PROFETAS
                                            AVALON, CA
   Engineering Amendment filed 04/24/2008
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   FM STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
   ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BNPED-20071018BAN   NEW  174043  PRIMERA IGLESIA EVANGELICA
               E     89.7 MHZ        DE APOSTOLES Y PROFETAS
                                           AVALON, CA
   CP New Station. Engineering Amendment filed 04/24/2008
   Petitions to deny must be on file no later than 30 days from
   the date of this public notice accepting the application for
   filing.
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   FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF LICENSE GRANTED
   BMLED-20080410AAA   KPFK  51252    PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.
               E     90.7 MHZ              LOS ANGELES, CA
   License to modify.
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   FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR
   AUXILIARY PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BXPH-20080428ABA    KTWV  25437     CBS RADIO EAST INC.
               E     94.7 MHZ            LOS ANGELES, CA
   CP for auxiliary purposes.
   [This same announcement was published twice by the FCC,
   on two different days.   -Ed.]
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   FM BOOSTER APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BLFTB-20080422AAU  KDAR-FM1 161997  NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING
               E      98.3 MHZ                 COMPANY, INC.
                                            SANTA BARBARA, CA
   License to cover.
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   FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
   ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BPH-20080418AAO   KSBL  35592    RINCON LICENSE SUBSIDIARY LLC
             E     101.7 MHZ              CARPINTERIA, CA
   Minor change in licensed facilities.
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   FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION
   PERMIT PERMIT CANCELLED
   BMPH-20050617ABC   KSBL  35592   RINCON LICENSE SUBSIDIARY LLC
              E     101.7 MHZ             CARPINTERIA, CA
   Mod of CP to chg
   Permit cancelled per app's request on 4-18-2008.(no letter sent)
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   FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED
   FACILITY ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BPFT-20080424AAP  K276EF 89084  CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS...
             E     103.1 MHZ                 MUSCOY, CA
   Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K276EF.
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   FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED
   FACILITY GRANTED
   BPFT-20080424AAP  K276EF 89084  CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS...
             E     103.1 MHZ                 MUSCOY, CA
   Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign K276EF.
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   FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR MOD OF LICENSE
   FOR AN AUXILIARY FACILITY GRANTED
   BXMLH-20080219AHP   KCAQ  25092   GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC
               E     104.7 MHZ               OXNARD, CA
   License to modify. Engineering Amendment filed 03/03/2008
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                   TV - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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   DIGITAL LOW POWER/TELEVISION TRANSLATORS, PROPOSED
   CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
   CH-9, San Diego, KRCA License LLC
   CH-9, National City, International Communications Network, Inc.
   CH-10, Riverside, KZSW Television, Inc.
   CH-15, Morongo Valley, County of San Bernardino....
   http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-281871A1.doc
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   TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
   TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
   BMPTVL-20080328ADJ   KVTU-LP  130176    MARK C. ALLEN
                  E     CHAN-3            LOS ANGELES, CA
   Modification of construction permit file number BPTVL-20080304ABW.
   Engineering Amendment filed 04/01/2008
   Engineering Amendment filed 04/07/2008
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   DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
   GRANTED
   BPCDT-20080326AJJ   KABC-TV  282    ABC HOLDING COMPANY, INC.
                 E     CHAN-7               LOS ANGELES, CA
   Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KABC-TV.
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   DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
   ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BPCDT-20080418AAE   KCAL-TV  21422  LOS ANGELES TELEVISION
                 E     CHAN-9             STATION KCAL LLC
                                           LOS ANGELES, CA
   Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KCAL-TV.
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   DIGITAL AUXILIARY APPLICATION FOR AUXILIARY PERMIT
   ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BXPCDT-20080417ABW   KTTV  22208  FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.
                  E    CHAN-11              LOS ANGELES, CA
   CP for auxiliary purposes.
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   CH-29: KFTR WAIVER REQUEST GRANTED
   KFTR-DT, Channel 29, Ontario, has been granted an extension
   of its FCC waiver to prohibit satellite subscribers from
   receiving or conducting a digital signal strength test of
   KFTR-DT's digital signal.  KFTR is still awaiting Mexican
   concurrence on its pending maximization application.
   http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-08-1016A1.doc
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   CLASS A TV APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
   BLTTA-20080421ABQ    KBOP-CA  11371     D.T.V. LLC
                  E     CHAN-43          SAN DIEGO, CA
   License to cover construction permit no: BPTTA-20050725ADK,
   callsign KBOP-CA.
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   DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHANGE TO A LICENSED FACILITY
   GRANTED
   BPCDT-20080409AAB     KCBS-TV  9628    CBS BROADCASTING INC.
                  E      CHAN-43             LOS ANGELES, CA
   Minor change in licensed facilities, callsign KCBS-TV.
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