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Approved by OMB 3060-0386
July 2002
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)DTV Engineering STA Application

File Number:
0000080641
Submit Date:
08/27/2019
Call Sign:
WABM
Facility ID:
16820
FRN:
0003180684
State:
Alabama
City:
BIRMINGHAM
Service:
DTV
Purpose:
Engineering STA
Status:
Granted
Status Date:
08/30/2019
Expiration Date:
03/02/2020
Filing Status:
Active


General Information

Section Question Response

Fees, Waivers, and Exemptions

Section Question Response
Fees Is the applicant exempt from FCC application Fees? No
Indicate reason for fee exemption:
Waivers Does this filing request a waiver of the Commission's rule(s)? No
Total number of rule sections involved in this waiver request:

Application Type Fee Code Fee Amount
Total $200.00
Engineering STA MGT $200.00

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.

Doing Business As: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.

Harvey Arnold

10706 Beaver Dam Road

Cockeysville, MD 21030

United States

+1 (410) 568-1500 harnold@sbgtv.com Limited Liability Company

Authorization Holder Name

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Paul A. Cicelski

FCC Counsel

Lerman Senter PLLC

Paul Cicelski

2001 L Street, NW

Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 416-6756 pcicelski@lermansenter.com Legal Representative

John E Hidle , P.E .

Consulting Engineer

Carl T. Jones Corporation

John E. Hidle, PE

7901 Yarnwood Court

Springfield, VA 22153-2827

United States

+1 (703) 569-7704 jhidle@ctjc.com Technical Representative

Channel and Facility Information

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Section Question Response
Proposed Community of License Facility ID 16820
State Alabama
City BIRMINGHAM
DTV Channel 20
Designated Market Area Birmingham (Ann and Tusc)
Facility Type Facility Type Commercial
Station Type Main
Zone Zone 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 1226663
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 33° 29' 04.8" N+
Longitude 086° 48' 25.2" W-
Structure Type GTOWER-Guyed Structure Used for Communication Purposes
Overall Structure Height 335.9 meters
Support Structure Height 291.4 meters
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 288.6 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level 182.9 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain 277.4 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level 471.5 meters
Effective Radiated Power 102.6 kW

Antenna Technical Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Type Antenna Type Directional Custom
Do you have an Antenna ID? No
Antenna ID 1005468
Antenna Manufacturer and Model Manufacturer: Dielectric
Model TFU-8WB/VP-R C160
Rotation 180 degrees
Electrical Beam Tilt 1.05
Mechanical Beam Tilt Not Applicable
toward azimuth
Polarization Elliptical
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? No
Uploaded file for elevation antenna (or radiation) pattern data

Directional Antenna Relative Field Values (Pre-rotated Pattern)

DegreeValueDegreeValueDegreeValueDegreeValue
.817.904.695.901
.832.859.653.936
.874.789.545.968
.928.681.437.992
.974.544.433.995
.998.433.544.972
.996.437.681.927
.973.545.789.874
.940.653.858.832

Additional Azimuths

Degree VA
54 1.0
215 .417
145 .417

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.

Lucy Rutishauser

CFO


08/27/2019

Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description
Antenna Exhibits WABM STA Request - 8-26-2019.pdf Applicant General Information WABM - Antenna Exhibits for STA Request - Interim operation on post repack channel 20.
WABM_Interim_Facilities_STA_Request FINAL Narrative.pdf Applicant All Purpose WABM STA Narrative