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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #887
                  Thursday,  February 12, 2009
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                Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR,  Editor
                <cgc (at) cgc333.connectnet.com>
    Copyright 2009, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  FCC REQUIRES "PUBLIC INTEREST CONDITIONS FOR CERTAIN
  ANALOG TV TERMINATIONS ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009"
  Heads up.  The following stations in southern California
must file additional information with the Commission by tomorrow,
Friday the 13th, to support their planned analog shutdowns
on February 17:
  KERO, KBAK and KGET, Bakersfield
  KCOY, Santa Maria
  KEYT, Santa Barbara
  KSBY, San Luis Obispo
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-09-7A1.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-09-7A2.pdf
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  LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
  IT'S OKAY TO TRANSMIT ANALOG TV THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY 17
  The Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act
of 2005 says in Sec. 3002(b)(1) that analog licenses will be
terminated by "February 18, 2009," so as far as I can tell it
is okay for us "early terminators" to broadcast in analog all
day and into the night on February 17, up until 11:59:59 PM.
  So, for those stations electing to shut down on February 17,
the time to do it (if you want to go up to the wire as we do)
is at midnight at the END of the day.
  http://www.dtv.gov/DTVAct.pdf
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  CORRECTION
  In CGC #886, KHIS(TV), Barstow, was mentioned as an early
analog terminator.  The correct call sign is KHIZ.
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