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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:
0000024910
FRN:
0008390981
Facility ID:
4754
Repack Channel:
11 (High VHF)
Entity:
Broadcaster
Filing Status:
Submitted
Date Submitted:
07/28/2017

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

ABACUS TELEVISION

sole proprietor

Doing Business As: ABACUS TELEVISION

BENJAMIN PEREZ

Abacus Television

975 Greentree Road, Level B

PITTSBURGH, PA 15220

United States

+1 (412) 205-8292 ABACUSCOMMCO@VERIZON.NET Other

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

The Preparer is same as the reimbursement contact.

 

 

 

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. No
Briefly describe transition plan Since applicant is building on a new (different) leased tower and on a new channel we will simply purchase new equipment. Its old antenna can not be reused and its exciter and output filter are channel specific and can not be used on the new channel.

Transmitters

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

Primary Transmitter

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Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
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
Model 1000B
Year 2006
Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Description  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Air
Solid State Power Capacity 0.50 kw
Other Transmitter Type  

Primary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use  
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Manufacturer
Model TRN-5X VIII-24-C
Transmitter Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Other  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Air
Solid State Power Capacity 1.2 kw
Other Transmitter Type  
Justification for New Transmitter My existing channel 12 transmitter is only capable of producing 0.500 kW digital TPO. On channel 11 in my proposed configuration I will need a TPO of 0.734 kW. My transmitter engineer recommended a 1.2 kW transmitter for this requirement.

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? Yes
Type Cooling Only
Size 10 tons
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

Name Description

Shipping and Handling

The quoted transmitter price includes $804.19 for shipping and handling.

Installation

The quoted transmitter price includes $8,100.00 for installation of the transmitter.

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? No
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 Yagis array
ERP: 1.00 kW
Manufacturer
Model HDCA
Year 2006

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? No
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 Yagi array
ERP: 0.734 kW
Manufacturer
Model HDCA-10
Year 2017
Justification for New Antenna Yagis array of old station is composed of single channel antenna. They can not be "retuned" to channel 11.

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

Pipe mounting stand

The 3 yagis antenna will be mounted on a 2-3/8 inch diameter 10 foot long steel pipe that will be attached with two side mounting brackets.

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 Purchase New
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? No
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Type Flexible Foam
Diameter 1 5/8 inches
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 800 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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New Transmission Line

Section Question Response
New Transmission Line Costs Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Type Flexible Foam
Diameter Other inches 1 1/4 inches
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 400 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line It cost as much to remove old coax from old tower without kinking it, purchasing a spool, and spooling the coax to transport it to the new tower as simply buying new. In addition, many tower rigger refuse to work with used coax and used connectors.

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Antenna feed system

one 1 X 3 power divider, three interbay jumper cable (N male on both ends, 6 foot long each)

Coax hardware

3 grounding kits, 1 grounding rod, 82 coax hanger, 2 each 1 1/4" to N step downs, one 1 1/4" building pass through.

Main coax run termination

1 24" long half inch jumper with male N connectors on both ends.

Antenna mounting system

Side mounting standoffs for pipe mount of antenna

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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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? No
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? Yes
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) No
Others Types of Users Yes
Is tower documented for structural analysis? Unknown
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Unknown
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? No
ASR Number
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 30° 19' 10.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 081° 38' 18.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 320.00 feet
Support Structure Height 320.00 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 4.00 feet
Structure Type MAST - Mast
Tower Owner WJCT, Inc.
Date Constructed 06/12/2017


Other Types of Users

Users
KHL TV STL
WGZ TV Relay
WJD-80 AuralSTL
WGH-245 TV STL
WCT 7 GHz relay
KTG Auto-relay

Primary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: No study needed
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: No reinforcements needed

Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

Section Question Response
Tower Rigging Costs Complex Tower N/A
Helicopter Services Required Are helicopter services required? No

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Primary Tower

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Existing Tower

Section Question Response
Existing Tower Description Type of change Move Equipment
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Leased
Is this tower consider Complex?
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? Unknown
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Unknown
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1235223
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 30° 16' 51.9" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 081° 34' 12.2" W-
Overall Structure Height 1042.97 feet
Support Structure Height 925.84 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 7.87 feet
Structure Type GTOWER - Guyed Structure Used for Communication Purposes
Tower Owner SBA Towers II LLC
Date Constructed 01/19/2006

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
73130 WJCT DTV

Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

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

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Rigging of new leased tower

hire a tower rigger to remove abandoned microwave from top of tower and remove 2 ghz waveguide attached to it, and install in its place my 7/8" coax run and top mounted Yagis array

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Section Question Response
Outside Project Management Services Do you require outside project management services? No
Number of Hours N/A
Explanation N/A
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 No
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements No
Additional Field Engineering Service Yes
Number of Days 9
Justification ProServices, Inc. (transmitter engineering) two days; TBD IP engineer (IP STL and EAS CAP installation 2 days; TBD RF engineer (antenna sweep and coverage pattern verification 2 day; studio engineer to wire racks for insertion equipment, logo equip 3 day.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

FCC app.prep services

engineering study to determine ERP and pattern needed to replicate previous coverage and population from new tower location.

Tower rigging and antenna assembly

Space rented on tower to be cleared by removal of an abandoned microwave antenna and waveguide, my coax run to be installed from the transmitter to the antenna, the pipe mount will have to be fabricated and it and 3 antenna top mounted.

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? No
Permit and Filing Costs Local Zoning No
Non-zoning permits No
BLM or NFS Coordination No
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change No
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)? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Delivery or Handling Charges not otherwise included in individual item costs? No
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? No

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

4 channel EAS CAP encoder

The manufacturer of my single channel analog EAS box, TFT, Inc., is no longer in existence. I will have to purchase a new EAS CAP system for the new station

IP STL and EAS CAP installation services

Services of an data systems engineer knowledgeable on IP networking and EAS equipment to install the network switch, remote control/monitoring and EAS CAP

encoders 4 and mux

to configure the station to carry my programming digitally I will need an encoder capable of encoding 4 analog video feeds and multiplexing the 4 SD sub channels into one ASI stream.

Initial wiring of equipment

A studio engineer will be hired to wire in the two racks of equipment needed to run the transmission plant.

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 $195,304.19 $81,564.19 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $796,071.96 $166,518.96 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter TRN-5X VIII-24-C $195,304.19 $81,564.19 $0.00
Installation $8,100.00 $8,100.00 N/A N/A N/A
Shipping and Handling $804.19 $804.19 N/A N/A N/A
10 Ton system $37,900.00 $25,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
High VHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter 1.1 . 4.4 kW $148,500.00 $47,160.00 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 $8,250.00 $2,700.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $796,071.96 $166,518.96 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Antenna HDCA-10 $8,250.00 $2,700.00 $0.00
High VHF - Lower Power, Side Mount, Class A, basic slot antenna, 1 kW input, directional,, horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 There will be no slot antenna used in this installation. N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $1,000.00 We will have the new antenna system swept, not the "existing antenna" system. N/A N/A
Pipe mounting stand $1,700.00 $1,700.00 The antennas will be mounted using a Site Pro TV Side Mount kit costing $1,700.00. Pipe mounting stand is not needed. 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 $5,309.77 $5,309.77 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $796,071.96 $166,518.96 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $5,309.77 $5,309.77 $0.00
Antenna mounting system $1,533.33 $1,533.33 N/A N/A N/A
Main coax run termination $185.00 $185.00 1/2 inch jumper from end of coax run to transmitter input. N/A N/A
Flexible Foam Transmission Line - 1 1/4" 1 parallel runs 400 feet $1,688.00 $1,688.00 N/A N/A N/A
Antenna feed system $1,343.32 $1,343.32 N/A N/A N/A
Coax hardware $560.12 $560.12 N/A 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 $506,400.00 $15,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $796,071.96 $166,518.96 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Tower MAST $81,900.00 $0.00 $0.00
Short Tower (less than 500') $81,900.00 $0.00 N/A, tower space is being leased N/A N/A
Primary Tower GTOWER $424,500.00 $15,000.00 $0.00
Rigging of new leased tower $15,000.00 $15,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $409,500.00 $0.00 N/A, tower space is being leased 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 $49,855.00 $31,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $796,071.96 $166,518.96 N/A $0.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $49,855.00 $31,000.00 $0.00
Additional Field Engineering Service, 9 Days $9,000.00 $9,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $4,095.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Tower rigging and antenna assembly $15,000.00 $15,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,305.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,170.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,070.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,535.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,120.00 $0.00 I will do it myself. N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,560.00 $500.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC app.prep services $0.00 $0.00 I will do it myself. 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 $30,953.00 $30,945.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $796,071.96 $166,518.96 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other Expenses $30,953.00 $30,945.00 $0.00
Initial wiring of equipment $3,000.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
4 channel EAS CAP encoder $8,120.00 $8,120.00 N/A N/A N/A
encoders 4 and mux $15,000.00 $15,000.00 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
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $500.00 $500.00 N/A N/A N/A
IP STL and EAS CAP installation services $4,000.00 $4,000.00 N/A 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 $796,071.96 $166,518.96 $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.

Benjamin Perez

Owner, Abacus Television


07/28/2017

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