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FCC Form 399: Incentive Auction Relocation Reimbursement Fund System

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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)FCC Form 399: Incentive Auction Relocation Reimbursement Fund System

File Number:
0000028647
FRN:
0004082244
Facility ID:
66978
Repack Channel:
28 (UHF)
Entity:
Broadcaster
Filing Status:
Submitted
Date Submitted:
07/12/2017

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

FIRST UNITED, INC.

Doing Business As: FIRST UNITED, INC.

Joseph Stroud

1900 SPRING ROAD

SUITE 202

OAK BROOK, IL 60523

United States

+1 (708) 633-0001 josephstroud@me.com Corporation

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

[Confidential]

 

 

 


Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

Jeremy D Ruck , PE .

Consulting Engineer

Jeremy Ruck & Associates, Inc.

PO Box 415

Canton, IL 61520

United States

+1 (309) 647-1200 jeremy@jeremyruck.com

Broadcaster Information and Transition Plan

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Question Response
Will the station be sharing equipment with another broadcast television station or stations (e.g., a shared antenna, co-location on a tower, use of the same transmitter room, multiple transmitters feeding a combiner, etc.)? If yes, enter the facility ID's of the other stations and click 'prefill' to download those stations' licensing information. Yes
Briefly describe transition plan Facilities listed above are co-located on Willis Tower west antenna structures with WEDE-CD. WEDE-CD transitions to new channel through antenna replacement, retune of existing transmitter, and installation of new mask filter. Existing line remains.

Transmitters

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Section Question Response
Transmitter Related Expenses Do you have transmitter related expenses? Yes

Primary Transmitter

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Existing Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Retune Existing
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use  
Ownership Owned
Owner  
Site  
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer Harris
Model UAX-500A7
Year 2013
Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Description  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Air
Solid State Power Capacity 0.5 kw
Other Transmitter Type  

Primary Transmitter

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Retuning Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New IOT Tubes Number of Tubes (including accessories) needed  
New Mask Filter Power 1.5 kw
Other Power  
New Exciter Is a new exciter needed? No
Exciter Type

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Power
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size
Length
Other Electrical Service No
Description  
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type
Size
Other Size  
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed?
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed?
Is additional field engineering time needed?
Number of Days  

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

Antennas

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Section Question Response
Antenna Related Expenses Do you have antenna related expenses? Yes

Primary Antenna

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Existing Antenna Information

Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Purchase New
Antenna Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? Yes
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Class A
Mounting Side-mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Other Type
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Other Antenna Type Single Channel Panel Array
ERP: 4.30 kW
Manufacturer
Model 9552312
Year 2004

Primary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Is antenna shared? No
Is antenna directional? Yes
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
New Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Class A
Mounting Side-mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Other Type
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels/Bays N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Other Antenna Type Single Channel Panel Array
ERP: 2.84 kW
Manufacturer
Model TUL-C2-2/4-1 Kit
Year 2017
Justification for New Antenna Existing antenna exhibits undesirable VSWR at repack channel, and does not replicate existing pattern.

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Combiner for Shared Antenna Do you need a Combiner for a Shared Antenna? No
Type
Number of channels supported N/A
Frequencies of channels supported N/A
Frequency N/A
Do you need a combiner output splitter/switcher for dual feed lines? N/A
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? No
Broadband or Single Channel? N/A
Feed Line Size N/A
Side Mount Brackets Do you require the separate purchase of side mount brackets for a high power antenna? Yes
Pattern Scatter Analysis Do you require separate purchase of pattern scatter analysis for a side mount high or medium power antenna? No
Sweep Test Do you require the sweep testing of transmission line and antenna? Yes

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Antenna reassembly on Willis Rooftop

Assembly of antenna on Willis Tower rooftop.

Antenna handling and storage

Receiving, handling, and storage of antenna at installer facility.

Antenna delivery to Willis Tower

Delivery of antenna from installer facility to Willis Tower, and rooftop staging.

Transmission Line

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Section Question Response
Transmission Line Related Expenses Do you have transmission line related expenses? Yes

Primary Transmission Line

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Existing Transmission Line

Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Utilize Existing
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing transmission line shared with another station or stations? No
Is Transmission Line in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer Andrew
Type Flexible Air
Diameter 1 5/8 inches
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 250 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Transmission line routing change material

Connector kit an mounting hardware for relocation of existing transmission line due to antenna change.

Transmission line routing change

Labor for minor adjustment in transmission line routing due to required antenna replacement.

Tower Equipment And Rigging Costs

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Section Question Response
Tower Equipment or Rigging Costs Changes Do you have tower equipment or rigging costs changes? Yes

Primary Tower

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Existing Tower

Section Question Response
Existing Tower Description Type of change Modify Existing
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? Located on Building
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? Yes
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) Yes
Others Types of Users No
Is tower documented for structural analysis? No
Is tower compliant with Rev G? No
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1032959
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 41° 52' 44.1" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 087° 38' 10.2" W-
Overall Structure Height 1729.97 feet
Support Structure Height 1435.35 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 595.14 feet
Structure Type BTWR - Building with Tower
Tower Owner 233 Broadcast, LLC
Date Constructed 01/01/2002

FM, AM or TV radio broadcasters. Facility ID's, Call Signs and Services of other broadcast stations with whom the tower is shared

Facility ID Call Sign Service
10801 WFMT FM
9617 WBBM-TV DTV
71425 WWME-CD DTV
28621 WJMK FM
10802 WTTW DTV
47905 WMAQ-TV DTV
71428 WCIU-TV DTV
72115 WGN-TV DTV
9613 WBBM-FM FM
168662 WMEU-CD DTV
22211 WFLD DTV
70119 WSNS-TV DTV
48772 WPWR-TV DTV

Primary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: Study needed for documented tower
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: Minor Reinforcements needed

Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

Section Question Response
Tower Rigging Costs Complex Tower Located on Building
Helicopter Services Required Are helicopter services required? No

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Section Question Response
Outside Project Management Services Do you require outside project management services? Yes
Number of Hours 35
Explanation Insufficient internal resources to manage project due to location at Willis Tower.
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority No
Quantity N/A
Do you have Distributed Transmission System engineering services? N/A
Critical Facility N/A
Terrain-Shielded Facility N/A
Attorney and Other Outside Consulting Services Prepare and file Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority No
Quantity N/A
NEPA Section 106 environmental review No
Environmental Assessment No
ASR Modification No
FAA Consultation (including preparation of FAA Form 7460) No
Negotiation of Lease and other Matter for Shared Locations Yes
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement Yes
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless providers Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements Yes
Additional Field Engineering Service No
Number of Days N/A
Justification N/A

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Required Willis Tower RF Safety Coordination

Required RF safety coordination during antenna change.

Other Expenses

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Section Question Response
AM Pattern Disturbance Is an Impact Study needed? No
Is Remediation needed? No
Facility Expenses Name N/A
Other Distributed Transmission System Expenses Not listed N/A
Name N/A
Is Notification of a Medical Facility required as a result of DTV broadcasting? Yes
Permit and Filing Costs Local Zoning No
Non-zoning permits Yes
BLM or NFS Coordination No
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change Yes
FCC License to Cover Application Yes
FCC Special Temporary Authority Application No
Other Miscellaneous Expenses Does this relocation require paying Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value)? Yes
Does this relocation require Equipment Delivery or Handling Charges not otherwise included in individual item costs? Yes
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? No
Does this relocation require the Development and Airing of an Announcement regarding an upcoming channel change? Yes
Does this relocation require MVPD Notification of a Channel Change? Yes

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Transmitters

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $105,350.00 $52,800.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $884,698.00 $497,635.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter UAX-500A7 $105,350.00 $52,800.00 $0.00
UHF and VHF - minor banding issues $102,400.00 $50,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
1.5 kW mask filter $2,950.00 $2,800.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Antennas

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $49,650.00 $48,900.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $884,698.00 $497,635.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Antenna TUL-C2-2/4-1 Kit $49,650.00 $48,900.00 $0.00
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - Lower Power Side Mount, Class A One Station antenna -- basic $25,600.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Antenna reassembly on Willis Rooftop $5,000.00 $5,000.00 Reassembly of antenna on rooftop in preparation for installation. N/A N/A
Antenna handling and storage $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Receiving and handling of antenna at installation contractor facility. Includes material storage fees. N/A N/A
Antenna delivery to Willis Tower $10,000.00 $10,000.00 Delivery of antenna from installation contractor facility to Willis Tower. Includes shipping to Willis Tower from contractor yard, unloading antenna at dock, and transport to rooftop of building. After hours work due to size and elevators. N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Transmission Line

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $6,000.00 $6,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $884,698.00 $497,635.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $0.00
Transmission line routing change material $2,000.00 $2,000.00 Cable refit kits and connectors,and other hardware for transmission line relocation due to new antenna installation. N/A N/A
Transmission line routing change $4,000.00 $4,000.00 Labor for rerouting of existing transmission line due to antenna change. N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Tower Equipment and Rigging Costs

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $575,300.00 $245,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $884,698.00 $497,635.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Tower BTWR $575,300.00 $245,000.00 $0.00
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications $153,500.00 $150,000.00 Cost expected to include design and fabrication of modified antenna mounting brackets for west bridge location. N/A N/A
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower $12,300.00 $15,000.00 Willis Tower location. Structural analysis for antenna change on west bridge. N/A N/A
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $409,500.00 $80,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Outside Professional Services

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $63,745.00 $60,540.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $884,698.00 $497,635.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $63,745.00 $60,540.00 $0.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
RF Exposure Measurements $20,500.00 $12,500.00 Required RFR survey of Willis Tower rooftops following antenna change. N/A N/A
Required Willis Tower RF Safety Coordination $9,440.00 $9,440.00 Cost assumes four nights of work, plus related expenses, per diem, and mileage. N/A N/A
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless $2,560.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,070.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,305.00 $2,250.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,120.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $4,095.00 $4,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $5,390.00 $10,850.00 Catalog hourly rate is insufficient to cover work at Willis Tower due to insurance requirements. Cost assumes on site work from consulting engineer, including mileage, travel, and expenses. N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,170.00 $7,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,560.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Other Expenses

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $84,653.00 $84,395.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $884,698.00 $497,635.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other Expenses $84,653.00 $84,395.00 $0.00
Non-zoning permits $2,000.00 $2,000.00 City of Chicago permitting N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,250.00 $11,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 minor change CP application $1,070.00 $1,070.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $333.00 $325.00 N/A N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $30,000.00 $30,000.00 Removal of old antenna and associated material from Willis Tower. N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $30,000.00 $30,000.00 Based on delivery and staging of equipment, and subsequent transfer to Willis Tower from installation contractor. N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $884,698.00 $497,635.00 $0.00

Construction Status

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Question Response
Is construction complete? No

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Estimated Expenses Statements

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503), AND ANY FALSE STATEMENTS COULD SUBJECT THIS ENTITY TO LIABILITY UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT.

  1. The Authorized Person signing below certifies that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity.

  2. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material representations.

  3. The above-named entity acknowledges the submission of the information herein creates no obligation on the part of the government to pay any amount.

  4. The above-named entity certifies that the equipment and services paid for with money from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund are necessary to change channels (broadcasters) or to continue to carry the signal of a broadcaster that changes channels (MVPD).

  5. The above-named entity certifies that all payments from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (Fund) received by the entity listed on this form will be used only for expenses that are eligible for reimbursement from the Fund.

  6. The above-named entity certifies that it will maintain and provide to the Commission detailed records, including receipts, of all costs eligible for reimbursement actually incurred.

  7. The above-named entity acknowledges that overpayments or payments in error must be promptly refunded to the Commission.

  8. The above-named entity certifies that it is in full compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations and governmental requirements for which compliance is a pre-requisite for obtaining the payments herein requested.

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

Joseph Stroud

President


07/12/2017

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