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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)Amendment to a Modification of a License for DTV Application

File Number:
0000151089
Submit Date:
09/02/2021
Call Sign:
WHUT-TV
Facility ID:
27772
FRN:
0008527434
State:
District Of Columbia
City:
WASHINGTON
Service:
DTV
Purpose:
Modification to License Amendment (Next Gen) BLEDT-20071018AIJ
Status:
Granted
Status Date:
09/13/2021
Expiration Date:
10/01/2028
Filing Status:
Active


General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? No

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

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

Doing Business As: WHUT

Debbi Jarvis

2222 4TH STREET, N. W.

WASHINGTON, DC 20059

United States

+1 (202) 806-2520 debbi.jarvis@howard.edu Private Not-for-Profit Educational Institution

Authorization Holder Name

Contact Representatives (5)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Louis Crozier

Director of Engineering

WHUT

Lama Haj

2222 4th St NW

Washington, DC 20059

United States

+1 (202) 806-3003 louis.crozier@Howard.edu Technical Representative

John Gloster

Senior Counsel for Business Transactions and Intellectual Property

Howard University

John Gloster

2400 6th Street, NW

Suite 321

Washington, DC 20059

United States

+1 (202) 806-2650 jgloster@howard.edu Legal Representative

Luma Haj

Executive Director of Operation

WHUT

Luma Haj

PO Box 20059

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 806-3460 lhaj@howard.edu Technical Representative

Dennis Wallace

Technical Consultant

Meintel, Sgrignoli, & Wallace, LLC

Dennis Wallace

1282 Smallwood Drive

Suite 372

Waldorf, MD 20603

United States

+1 (202) 251-7589 dennis.wallace@mswdtv.com Technical Representative

James L. Winston

RUBIN, WINSTON, DIERCKS, HARRIS & COOKE, LLP

1250 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW

SUITE 700

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 861-0870 JWINSTON@RWDHC.COM Legal 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? No
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? No

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

Next Gen Information

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Question Response
Does this application seek a waiver of the Commission's local simulcasting requirement set forth in 47 CFR Section 73.3801(b)? No

Applicant station's Current ATSC 1.0 simulcast host:

Facility ID Call Sign Community of License Channel Designated Market Area (DMA)
1051 WJLA-TV WASHINGTON , DC 7 Washington DC (Hagrstwn)
Section Question Response
Coverage Requirements for ATSC 1.0 Simulcast Signal Will the applicant station comply with the ATSC 1.0 simulcasting coverage requirements set forth in 47 CFR Section 73.3801(c)? Yes
Qualification for Expedited Processing Does this application qualify for expedited processing under 47 CFR Section 73.3801(f)(5)? Yes
Simulcasting Requirement and Agreement The applicant has authority from its ATSC 1.0 simulcast host station to file this application. Yes
The applicant has entered into a local simulcasting agreement with its ATSC 1.0 simulcast host that complies with the requirements of 47 CFR Section 73.3801(e). Yes
Following commencement of ATSC 1.0 simulcast service, the applicant station will comply with the local simulcasting programming ("substantially similar") requirements set forth under 47 CFR Section 73.3801(b)(1-2). Yes
Commencement of Operations Date Provide the date the applicant intends/estimates it will commence ATSC 3.0 service. 09/16/2021
Provide the date the applicant intends/estimates it will commence ATSC 1.0 simulcast service. 09/16/2021

Channel and Facility Information

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Section Question Response
Proposed Community of License Facility ID 27772
State District Of Columbia
City WASHINGTON
DTV Channel 33
Designated Market Area WASHINGTON DC (HAGRSTWN)
Facility Type Facility Type Noncommercial Educational
Station Type Main
Zone Zone 1

Primary station proposed to be rebroadcast:

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Facility Id Call Sign City State

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 1051670
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 38° 57' 01.0" N+
Longitude 077° 04' 46.0" W-
Structure Type TOWER-A free standing or guyed struct
Overall Structure Height 210.9 meters
Support Structure Height 172.2 meters
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 124.9 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level 202.3 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain 254 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level 327.2 meters

Antenna Technical Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Type Antenna Type Non-Directional
Do you have an Antenna ID? Yes
Antenna ID 59106
Antenna Manufacturer and Model Manufacturer: DIE
Model TUP-04-12-2
Rotation
Electrical Beam Tilt 0.5
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? No
Uploaded file for elevation antenna (or radiation) pattern data

Operating Constants

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Section Question Response
Transmitter and Transmission Line Transmitter Power Output (TPO):
(average power at input to transmission line, after any filter attached to the transmitter, if used)

6.83 dBk

4.82 kW

Transmission Line Loss (LL): 1.01 dB
Antenna Input Power (AIP): 5.82 dBk
Max. Antenna Power Gain (AG) 14.18 dB
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)
(Average Power)

20.00 dBk

100 kW

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. Yes
Other Authorizations Does the applicant or any party to the application have an attributable interest in any other broadcast station(s).

Next Gen Certifications

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Section Question Response
Commencement of Service Certification
Certify that the applicant understands that it is not permitted to commence ATSC 3.0 service or ATSC 1.0 simulcast service (if applicable) until the instant application is granted and all required consumer education/MVPD notification requirements are complete. Upon grant of the instant application, the applicant has 180 days to commence all services authorized under the applicant station's modified license. Yes
Consumer Education and MVPD Notice
Certify that the applicant will comply with the consumer education requirements pursuant to 47 CFR Section 73.3801(g) prior to commencing ATSC 3.0 service or ATSC 1.0 simulcast service (if applicable). Yes
Certify that the applicant will comply with the MVPD notice requirements pursuant to 47 CFR Section 73.3801(h) prior to commencing ATSC 3.0 service or ATSC 1.0 simulcast service (if applicable). Yes
General Certification
Certify that the applicant will comply with all FCC technical and programming rules that apply to the applicant station’s ATSC 3.0 service and its ATSC 1.0 simulcast service (if applicable). Yes

License Certifications

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Section Question Response
Main Studio Location The main studio location complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1125. Yes
Country US
PO Box
Address Line 1 2222 4th Street NW
Address Line 2
City Washington
State DC
Zip Code 20059
Phone +1 (202) 806-3200
Constructed Facility The facility constructed as authorized in the underlying construction permit. Yes
Special Operating Conditions The facility was constructed in compliance with all special operating conditions, terms, and obligations described in the construction permit.

An exhibit may be required. Review the underlying construction permit.

Yes
Transmitter The transmitter complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1660. Yes
Changing Transmitter Power Output Is this application being filed to authorize a change in transmitter power output caused by the replacement of an omnidirectional antenna with another omnidirectional antenna or an alteration of the transmission line system? See 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.1690(c)(1) and (c)(10). No
Replacing a Directional Antenna Is this application being filed pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1690(c)(3) to replace a directional antenna with another directional antenna? No
The proposed theoretical antenna pattern complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1690(c)(3).
Use a formerly licensed main facility as an auxiliary facility Is this application being filed pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1675(c)(1) to request authorization to use a formerly licensed main facility as an auxiliary facility and/or change the ERP of the proposed auxiliary facility? No
The proposed auxiliary facility complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1675(a).
Would a Commission grant of Authorization for this location be an action which may have a significant environmental effect? (See 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1306)

Legal Certifications

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Section Question Response
Obligations Licensee/Permittee certifies that all terms, conditions, and obligations set forth in the underlying construction permit have been fully met. Yes
Licensee/Permittee certifies that, apart from changes already reported, no cause or circumstance has arisen since the grant of the underlying construction permit which would result in any statement or representation contained in the construction permit application to be now incorrect. Yes
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. Yes
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? No

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.

If a "shared" facility, you certify that all "sharees" have agreed to the filing of this application and the changes that are proposed within.

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.

Sean Plater

General Manager


09/02/2021

Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description
FCC form 2100 - Amendment -6-30-21.pdf Applicant Amendment Amendment
FCC form 2100 - Amendment -9-2-21.pdf Applicant Amendment Amendment
WHUT_Engineering_Statement.pdf Applicant Next Gen Information WHUT Engineering Statement
WHUT_Engineering_Statement.pdf Applicant Next Gen Information WHUT Engineering Statement