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Approved by OMB 3060-0027
September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)Modification of a Licensed Facility for DTS Application

File Number:
0000052522
Submit Date:
04/11/2018
Call Sign:
WVPY
Facility ID:
66378
FRN:
0006692347
State:
Virginia
City:
FRONT ROYAL
Service:
DTS
Purpose:
Minor Modification (Sharing) BLEDT-20140714AAV
Status:
Granted
Status Date:
04/23/2018
Expiration Date:
07/23/2018
Filing Status:
InActive


General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? Yes

Fees, Waivers, and Exemptions

Section Question Response
Waivers Does this filing request a waiver of the Commission's rule(s)? No
Total number of rule sections involved in this waiver request:
Are the frequencies or parameters requested in this filing covered by grandfathered privileges, previously approved by waiver, or functionally integrated with an existing station? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WVPY, LLC

Doing Business As: WVPY, LLC

847 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WAY

HARRISONBURG, VA 22801

United States

+1 (540) 434-5391 tmancari@wvpt.net Limited Liability Company

Authorization Holder Name

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Michael P. Beder , Esq. .

Covington & Burling LLP

One CityCenter

850 Tenth Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 662-5138 mbeder@cov.com Legal Representative

DOUG VERNIER

ENGINEERING CONSULTANT

DOUG VERNIER

401 MAIN STREET

SUITE 213

CEDAR FALLS, IA 50613

United States

+1 (319) 266-8402 DVERNIER@V-SOFT.COM Technical Representative

Alien Ownership

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Question Response
1) Is the applicant a foreign government or the representative of any foreign government as specified in Section 310(a) of the Communications Act? No
2) Is the applicant an alien or the representative of an alien? (Section 310(b)(1)) No
3) Is the applicant a corporation, or non-corporate entity, that is organized under the laws of any foreign government? (Section 310(b)(2)) No
4) Is the applicant an entity of which more than one-fifth of the capital stock, or other equity or voting interest, is owned of record or voted by aliens or their representatives or by a foreign government or representative thereof or by any entity organized under the laws of a foreign country? (Section 310(b)(3)) No
5) Is the applicant directly or indirectly controlled by any other entity of which more than one-fourth of the capital stock, or other equity or voting interest, is owned of record or voted by aliens, their representatives, or by a foreign government or representative thereof, or by any entity organized under the laws of a foreign country? (Section 310(b)(4)) No
6) Has the applicant received a declaratory ruling(s) under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act?
6a) Enter the citation of the applicable declaratory ruling by DA/FCC number, FCC Record citation, release date, or any other identifying information.
7) Has there been any change in the applicant's foreign ownership since issuance of the declaratory ruling(s) cited in response to Question 6?
7a) Enter the File or Docket Number of the Petition for Declaratory Ruling that the applicant has filed for its foreign ownership in connection with this application pursuant to Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act. It is not necessary to file a request for a foreign ownership declaratory ruling if the applicant attaches a showing that the requested authorization(s) is exempt from the provisions of Section 310(b)(4).
8) Does the applicant certify that it is in compliance with the terms and conditions of the foreign ownership declaratory ruling(s) cited in response to Question 6?
9) In connection with this application, is the applicant filing a foreign ownership Petition for Declaratory Ruling pursuant to Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act?

Basic Qualifying Questions

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Section Question Response
Revoked Application Has the Applicant or any party to this application had any FCC station Authorization revoked or had any application for an initial, modification or renewal of FCC station Authorization denied by the Commission? No
State or Federal Convictions Has the Applicant or any party to this application, or any party directly or indirectly controlling the Applicant, ever been convicted of a felony by any state or federal court? No

Channel Sharing

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Section Question Response
Channel Sharing Is this filing to implement a Channel Sharing Agreement? Yes
Is the channel sharing agreement consistent with all Commission rules and policies including those set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 73.3700? Yes
Enter the Facility ID of the station to be shared:
Input the Facility ID of station(s) listed in the CSA:

Channel and Facility Information

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Section Question Response
Proposed Community of License Facility ID 66378
State Virginia
City FRONT ROYAL
DTS Channel 11
Facility Type Facility Type Noncommercial Educational
Station Type Main
Zone Zone 1

DTS Reference Point

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Section Question Response
Construction Permit File Number and Facility ID File Number for Current Authorized Service Area: BLEDT-20140714AAV
Facility ID 66378
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 38° 09' 54.4" N+
Longitude 079° 18' 50.1" W-

Site 1: Antenna Location Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Structure Registration Do you have an FCC Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Number? No
ASR Number
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 38° 09' 54.4" N+
Longitude 079° 18' 50.1" W-
Structure Type UTOWER-Unguyed - Free Standing Tower
Overall Structure Height 12 meters
Support Structure Height 12 meters
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 1323 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level 10 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain 689 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level 1333 meters
Effective Radiated Power 10 kW

Site 1: Antenna Technical Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Type Antenna Type Directional Custom
Do you have an Antenna ID? Yes
Antenna ID 108799
Antenna Manufacturer and Model Manufacturer: MCI
Model SERIES 953422
Electrical Beam Tilt 1
Mechanical Beam Tilt Not Applicable
toward azimuth
Polarization Horizontal
DTV and DTS: Elevation Pattern Does the proposed antenna propose elevation radiation patterns that vary with azimuth for reasons other than the use of mechanical beam tilt? Yes
Rotation 0 degrees
Uploaded file for elevation antenna (or radiation) pattern data

Directional Antenna Relative Field Values (Pre-rotated Pattern)

DegreeVADegreeVADegreeVADegreeVA
0.030.840.720.07
0.010.90.890.02
0.040.820.90.02
0.010.730.840.03
0.190.680.790.03
0.320.880.730.02
0.4610.420.02
0.610.870.280.02
0.750.70.180.03

Additional Azimuths

Degree VA
195 0.91
173 0.695
149 1
127 0.67
115 0.8

Site 2: Antenna Location Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Structure Registration Do you have an FCC Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Number? Yes
ASR Number 1018222
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 37° 59' 00.0" N+
Longitude 078° 29' 01.0" W-
Structure Type TOWER-A free standing or guyed struct
Overall Structure Height 90.5 meters
Support Structure Height 81.7 meters
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 427.1 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level 68 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain 333 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level 495.1 meters
Effective Radiated Power 0.1 kW

Site 2: Antenna Technical Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Type Antenna Type Directional Custom
Do you have an Antenna ID? Yes
Antenna ID 108800
Antenna Manufacturer and Model Manufacturer: SCA
Model DRV-1
Electrical Beam Tilt Not Applicable
Mechanical Beam Tilt Not Applicable
toward azimuth
Polarization Horizontal
DTV and DTS: Elevation Pattern Does the proposed antenna propose elevation radiation patterns that vary with azimuth for reasons other than the use of mechanical beam tilt? Yes
Rotation 0 degrees
Uploaded file for elevation antenna (or radiation) pattern data

Directional Antenna Relative Field Values (Pre-rotated Pattern)

DegreeVADegreeVADegreeVADegreeVA
10.0280.0560.028
0.9730.040.0530.108
0.8880.0910.060.208
0.7640.120.0870.325
0.6160.1290.1150.465
0.4650.1150.1290.617
0.3250.0870.120.764
0.2080.060.0910.888
0.1080.0530.040.973

Additional Azimuths

Degree VA

Site 3: Antenna Location Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Structure Registration Do you have an FCC Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Number? No
ASR Number
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 38° 20' 39.4" N+
Longitude 079° 35' 46.1" W-
Structure Type GTOWER-Guyed Structure Used for Communication Purposes
Overall Structure Height 46 meters
Support Structure Height 46 meters
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 1295 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level 43 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain 470 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level 1338 meters
Effective Radiated Power 0.008 kW

Site 3: Antenna Technical Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Type Antenna Type Directional Custom
Do you have an Antenna ID? Yes
Antenna ID 108801
Antenna Manufacturer and Model Manufacturer: SCA
Model CL-713
Electrical Beam Tilt Not Applicable
Mechanical Beam Tilt Not Applicable
toward azimuth
Polarization Horizontal
DTV and DTS: Elevation Pattern Does the proposed antenna propose elevation radiation patterns that vary with azimuth for reasons other than the use of mechanical beam tilt? Yes
Rotation 0 degrees
Uploaded file for elevation antenna (or radiation) pattern data

Directional Antenna Relative Field Values (Pre-rotated Pattern)

DegreeVADegreeVADegreeVADegreeVA
0.9740.010.010.01
0.8790.010.010.01
0.7170.010.010.01
0.4910.010.010.048
0.2240.010.010.224
0.0480.010.010.491
0.010.010.010.717
0.010.010.010.879
0.010.010.010.974

Additional Azimuths

Degree VA
355 1

Parties to the Application (0)

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Information not provided.

Attributable Interest

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Section Question Response
Equity and Financial Interests Applicant certifies that equity and financial interests not set forth by the applicant parties are non-attributable.
Other Authorizations Does the applicant or any party to the application have an attributable interest in any other broadcast station(s).

Construction Permit Certifications

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Section Question Response
Post-Incentive Auction Expedited Processing It will operate on the DTV channel for this station as established in the post-incentive auction channel reassignment public notice. No
It will operate post-incentive auction facilities that do not expand the noise-limited service contour in any direction beyond that established by the post-incentive auction channel reassignment public notice. No
It will operate post-incentive auction facilities that match or reduce by no more than five percent with respect to predicted population from those defined in the post-incentive auction channel reassignment public notice. No
The antenna structure to be used by this facility has been registered by the Commission and will not require re-registration to support the proposed antenna, OR the FAA has previously determined that the proposed structure will not adversely affect safety in air navigation and this structure qualifies for later registration under the Commission's phased registration plan, OR the proposed installation on this structure does not require notification to the FAA pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 17.7. Yes
Environmental Effect Would a Commission grant of Authorization for this location be an action which may have a significant environmental effect? (See Section 1.1306 of 47 C.F.R.) No
Broadcast Facility The proposed facility complies with all of the following applicable rule sections. 47 C.F.R. Sections 74.709, 74.793(e), 74.793(f), 74.793(g), 74.793(h) Yes
Interference Protection Provisions
The proposed TV station satisfies the interference protection provisions of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.626. Yes
DTS Facility Requirements The combined coverage from all of the DTS transmitters in the proposed DTS facility covers all of the station's authorized service area, as required in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.626(f)(1). Yes
Each DTS transmitter's coverage is contained within either the TV station's Table of Distances area (47 C.F.R. Section 73.626 (c)) or its authorized service area, except where such coverage is of a minimal amount and necessary to meet the requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.626(f)(1). Yes, coverage entirely contained within station s authorized service area
Each DTS transmitter's coverage is contiguous with at least one other DTS transmitter's coverage, as required in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.626(e)(3). Yes
The coverage from one or more DTS transmitter(s) in the DTS facility provide(s) principal community coverage, as required in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.626(e)(4). Yes, one transmitter provides principal community coverage
The combined field strength of all of the DTS transmitters in the proposed DTS facility do not cause interference to another station in excess of the criteria specified in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.616, as required in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.626(e)(5).

Note: The combined field strength level shall be determined by a "root-sum-square" calculation, where the combined field strength level at a given location is equal to the square root of the sum of the squared field strengths from each transmitter in the DTS network at that location.
Yes
Each DTS transmitter in the proposed DTS facility is located within either the TV station's Table of Distances area or its authorized service area. Yes

Legal Certifications

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Section Question Response
Eligibility The applicant certifies that it is a:
The applicant certifies that the applicant's officers, directors and members of its governing board are broadly representative of the educational, cultural, and civic segments of the principal community to be served.
The applicant certifies that the Commission has previously granted a broadcast application identified here by file number that found this applicant qualified as a noncommercial educational entity with a qualifying educational program, and that the applicant will use the proposed station to advance a program similar to that the Commission has found qualifying in applicant's previous application.
FCC File Number
The applicant certifies that its governing documents (e.g., articles of incorporation, by-laws, charter, enabling statute, and/or other pertinent organizational document) permit the applicant to advance an educational program and that there is no provision in any of those documents that would restrict the applicant from advancing an educational program or complying with any Commission rule, policy, or provision of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
Character Issues Applicant certifies that neither applicant nor any party to the application has or had any interest in, or connection with: (a) any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left in unresolved or were resolved adversely against the applicant or party to the application; or (b) any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised.
Adverse Findings Has the Applicant or any party to this application had an adverse finding or an adverse final action taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under any law related to the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination?
Program Service Certification Applicant certifies that it is cognizant of and will comply with its obligations as a Commission licensee to present a program service responsive to the issues of public concern facing the station's community of license and service area.
Local Public Notice Applicant certifies that it has or will comply with the public notice requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3580. Yes
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) If the applicant proposes to employ five or more full-time employees, applicant certifies that it is filing simultaneously with this application a Model EEO Program Report.
Holding Period Applicant certifies that this application does not propose a modification to an authorization that was awarded on the basis of a preference for fair distribution of service pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 307(b). Yes
Applicant certifies that the proposed modification will not downgrade service to the area on which the Section 307(b) preference was based.
Applicant certifies that although it proposes to downgrade service to the area on which the Section 307(b) preference was based, applicant has provided full service to that area for a period of four years of on-air operations.
Applicant certifies that this application does not propose a modification to an authorized station that received a credit for superior technical parameters under the point system selection method in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7003. Yes
Applicant certifies that the population and area within the proposed service contour (60 dBu (FM) or Noise-Limited (TV)) are greater than or equivalent to those authorized.

Certification

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Section Question Response
General Certification Statements The Applicant waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or of the electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by authorization or otherwise, and requests an Authorization in accordance with this application (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.).
The Applicant certifies that neither the Applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits pursuant to §5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. §862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. This certification does not apply to applications filed in services exempted under §1.2002(c) of the rules, 47 CFR . See §1.2002(b) of the rules, 47 CFR §1.2002(b), for the definition of "party to the application" as used in this certification §1.2002(c). The Applicant certifies that all statements made in this application and in the exhibits, attachments, or documents incorporated by reference are material, are part of this application, and are true, complete, correct, and made in good faith.
Authorized Party to Sign

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Stephen Davis

WVPY, LLC Board Chair


04/11/2018

Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description
WVPY_Form_2100_Community_of_License_Change.pdf Applicant All Purpose Request for Community of License Change
WVPY_Form_2100_Environmental_Impact.pdf Applicant Construction Permit Certifications Environmental Effect Statement
WVPY-WVPT CSA.PDF Applicant Channel Sharing Channel Sharing Agreement