Approved by OMB 3060-0027
September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Amendment to a Minor Modification of a Licensed Facility for FM Translator Application

File Number:
BPFT-20160129AAN
Submit Date:
01/29/2016
Lead Call Sign:
W225CK
Facility ID:
151391


FRN:
0021206529
Service:
FM Translator
Purpose:
Minor Modification Amendment
Status:
Granted
Status Date:
02/22/2016
Filing Status:
Inactive


General Information

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

Fees, Waivers, and Exemptions

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

GEOS COMMUNICATIONS

Applicant

Doing Business As: GEOS COMMUNICATIONS

54 WILMAR DRIVE

P.O. BOX 701

TUNKHANNOCK, PA 18657

United States

+1 (570) 836-4200

BENSMITH@GEM104.COM

OTH

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

KEVIN M. FITZGERALD

CHIEF ENGINEER AND GENERAL PARTNER

P.O. BOX 20155

SCRANTON, PA 18502

United States

+1 (607) 427-0452

KEVIN@KFITZ.COM

Technical Representative

KEVIN M. FITZGERALD

KEVIN M. FITZGERALD

P.O. BOX 20155

SCRANTON, PA 18502

United States

+1 (607) 427-0452

KEVIN@KFITZ.COM

Legal Representative




Legal Certifications

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Section Question Response
Character Issues Applicant certifies that neither the 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 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 Applicant certifies that, with respect to the applicant and any party to the application, no adverse finding has been made, nor has an adverse final action been taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under the provisions of any laws related to any of the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination. Yes
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.
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.
Operational Compliance Applicant certifies that it is not the licensee or permittee of the commercial primary station being rebroadcast and that neither it nor any parties to the application have any interest in or connection with the commercial primary station being rebroadcast? See 47 C.F.R. Section 74.1232(d).
Applicant certifies that the FM translator's (a) 1mV/m coverage contour does not extend beyond the protected contour of the commercial FM primary station to be rebroadcast, or (b) entire 1mV/m coverage contour is contained within the greater of either: (i) the 2 mV/m daytime contour of the commercial AM primary station to be rebroadcast, or (ii) a 25-mile radius centered at the commercial AM primary station's transmitter site.
Support Compliance The applicant, if for a commercial FM translator station with a coverage contour extending beyond the protected contour of the commercial primary station being rebroadcast, certifies that it has not received any support, before or after constructing, directly or indirectly, from the licensee/permittee of the primary station or any person with an interest in or connection with the licensee or permittee of the primary station, except for technical assistance as provided for under 47 C.F.R. Section 74.1232(e). No
Rebroadcast Certification For applicants proposing translator rebroadcasts that are not the licensee of the primary station, the applicant certifies that written authority has been obtained from the licensee of the station whose programs are to be retransmitted. Yes
Financial The applicant certifies that sufficient net liquid assets are on hand or that sufficient funds are available from committed sources to construct and operate the requested facilities for three months without revenue.
Fair Distribution of Service Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 307(b) Applicant certifies that the proposed station will provide a first rural (reception) service.
Applicant certifies that:
(a) it is a Tribal Applicant, as defined in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7000;
(b) the facilities proposed in this Application will provide Tribal Coverage, as defined in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7000, of Tribal Lands occupied by the applicant Tribe(s);
(c) the proposed community of license is located on Tribal Lands, as defined in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7000; and
(d) the proposed facility would be the first local Tribal-owned noncommercial educational transmission service at the proposed community of license
Applicant certifies that the proposed station will provide a first noncommercial educational aural service to (a) at least 10 percent of the people residing within the station's 60 dBu (1mV/m) service contour and (b) to a minimum of 2,000 people.
Applicant certifies that the proposed station will provide a second noncommercial educational aural service, or an aggregated first and second noncommercial educational aural service, to (a) at least 10 percent of the people residing within the station's 60 dBu (1 mV/m) service contour and (b) to a minimum of 2,000 people.
Auction Authorization If the application is being submitted to obtain a construction permit for which the applicant was the winning bidder in an auction, then the applicant certifies, pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.5005(a), that it has attached an exhibit containing the information required by 47 C.F.R. Sections 1.2107(d), 1.2110(i), 1.2112(a) and 1.2112(b), if applicable.
Tribal Priority – Threshold Qualifications Is the Applicant applying for an FM allotment set forth in a Public Notice announcing a Tribal Threshold Qualifications window?
Petition for Rulemaking/Counterproposal to Add New FM Channel to FM Table of Allotments This application is being submitted concurrently with a Petition for Rulemaking or Counterproposal to Amend the FM Table of Allotments (47 C.F.R. Section 73.202) to add a new FM channel allotment. The petitioner/counter-proponent certifies that, if the FM channel allotment requested is allotted, petitioner/counter- proponent will apply to participate in the auction of the channel allotment requested and specified in this application.

Channel and Facility Information

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Section Question Response
Proposed Community of License State Pennsylvania
City LEWISTOWN
Channel 225
Frequency 92.9
Facility Type Facility Type Commercial

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 1207080
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 40° 34' 20.3" N+
Longitude 077° 30' 50.0" W-
Structure Type
Overall Structure Height 98 meters
Support Structure Height
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 619 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level Horizontal:46 meters Vertical:46 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level Horizontal:665 meters Vertical:665 meters
Effective Radiated Power Horizontal:0.25 kW Vertical: 0.25 kW

Antenna Technical Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Type Antenna Type Directional
Primary Station Call Sign WIEZ
Facility ID 42134
Frequency 670
Channel 0
Service Code AM
City LEWISTOWN
State PA
Delivery Method Delivery Method Other
If Other, Please specify: Other
Transmitting Antenna Manufacturer:
Model

Directional Antenna Relative Field Value

Degree Value Degree Value Degree Value Degree Value

Additional Azimuths

Degree Value

Technical Certifications

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Section Question Response
Environmental Effect 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) Yes
Proposal Compliance Does the applicant certify that the proposal is for a fill-in translator or booster?
Does the applicant certify that the proposal complies with Sections 74.1204, 74.1205, 74.1232, 74.1234 and 74.1235?
Interference Does the applicant certify that the proposed facility complies with the engineering requirements of 47 CFR Section 73.807(a) through (g), 73.825 and 73.827(a)?

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 declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above. KEVIN M. FITZGERALD


Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description Upload Status
1719704_21871761.pdf Applicant All Purpose Translator Interference Study Narrative Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1719704_21872151.pdf Applicant All Purpose Translator Spacing Study Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1719704_21872193.pdf Applicant All Purpose W288DE 92.9 Lewistown, PA 74.1204(d) Narrative Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_1386616.txt Applicant All Purpose APPLICATION INFORMATION Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_1386617.txt Applicant All Purpose FILL IN TRANSLATOR STATEMENT Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_1386618.txt Applicant All Purpose FILL IN TRANSLATOR STATEMENT Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_1386619.txt Applicant All Purpose TRANSLATOR TO PRIMARY COVERAGE CONTOURS Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_1386620.txt Applicant All Purpose W288DE, 92.9, LEWISTOWN, PA INTERFERENCE STUDY NARRATIVE Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_1386621.txt Applicant All Purpose W288DE 92.9 LEWISTOWN, PA SPACING AND CONTOUR STUDIES Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_1386622.txt Applicant All Purpose RF EXPOSURE COMPLIANCE Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_22214121.pdf Applicant All Purpose Coverage Area Of Primary Station compared to Coverage Area of Translator Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_22214132.pdf Applicant All Purpose Translator Interference Contour Analysis Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_22214134.pdf Applicant All Purpose W288DE 92.9 Lewistown, PA Desired to Undesired Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_22214138.pdf Applicant All Purpose W288DE 92.9 Lewistown, PA 74.1204(d) Downward Radiation Calculator Scala CA2-CP Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
1722210_22214177.pdf Applicant All Purpose W288DE 92.9 Lewistown, PA Minor Change-250 Mile Analysis Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion