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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:
0000025399
FRN:
0002210383
Facility ID:
68851
Repack Channel:
8 (High VHF)
Entity:
Broadcaster
Filing Status:
Submitted
Date Submitted:
04/10/2018

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

Doing Business As: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

Thomas A. Yunt, COO

5800 7TH AVENUE

KENOSHA, WI 53140

United States

+1 (703) 465-2361 tyunt@ucclocalmedia.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

James C Corbin , Corbin .

Program Director

United Communications Corp - WWNY-TV

James Corbin

120 Arcade St

Watertown, NY 13601

United States

+1 (315) 788-3800 Jcorbin@wwnytv.net

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 (Per attached plan) Station will operate one of its 2 transmitter amplifiers on channel 7 at 3kw (serving 95% of the population) while retuning the other to channel 8. It will then switch to channel 8 and retune and combine the other amplifier.

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 Larcan
Model DTT4M
Year 2008
Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Description  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Air
Solid State Power Capacity 6.5 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 Other kw
Other Power 7.5
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

Name Description

Retune Transmitter

(Per Attached Plan) Services per quote to retune 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 Retune Existing
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? No
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 Full Power
Mounting Top-mount single
Antenna position in stack Top
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 12-Bay Batwing
ERP: 42.00 kW
Manufacturer Harris
Model TAB-12HS
Year 2008

Primary Antenna

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Adjustment to Existing Antenna

Section Question Response
Sweep Test of Existing Antenna Do you need a sweep test of existing antenna? Yes

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

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Fine Matching Antenna

(Per attached plan) Fine matching power divider, antenna.

Transmission Line

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Section Question Response
Transmission Line Related Expenses Do you have transmission line related expenses? No

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? No

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 40
Explanation A project manager was retained to assist with developing the transition plan, keeping the project on schedule and assisting with antenna matching and the proof of performance documentation. 40hrs @ $150/hr.
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 Yes
Quantity 2
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 Yes
Quantity 2
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 No
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement No
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 No
Number of Days N/A
Justification N/A

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

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 No
BLM or NFS Coordination No
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change Yes
FCC License to Cover Application Yes
FCC Special Temporary Authority Application Yes
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

Name Description

Inside RF System

Splitting amplifiers for operation on both channel 7 and retuning to channel 8. Then combining retuned channel 8 amplifiers.

Site Survey- Transition Assessment

Site Survey to determine transition plan.

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 $137,000.00 $55,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $219,608.50 $124,295.50 N/A $15,938.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter DTT4M $137,000.00 $55,000.00 $0.00
Retune Transmitter $24,000.00 $24,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF and VHF - minor banding issues $102,400.00 $20,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other 7.5 kW mask filter $10,600.00 $10,600.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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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 $12,550.00 $12,400.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $219,608.50 $124,295.50 N/A $15,938.00 N/A
Primary Antenna TAB-12HS $12,550.00 $12,400.00 $0.00
High VHF - High Power Top Mount One Station horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
Fine Matching Antenna $6,000.00 $6,000.00 Estimate for a 2 man tower crew to assist with fine tuning lines and antenna. N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Transmission Line

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Tower Equipment and Rigging Costs

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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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 $35,600.00 $31,250.00 N/A $15,938.00 N/A
Total for all systems $219,608.50 $124,295.50 N/A $15,938.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $35,600.00 $31,250.00 $15,938.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,070.00 $3,000.00 N/A $3,000.00 N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A $0.00 In response to the 2/15 email seeking additional information regarding this invoice. Please find the explanation in the attachments under the section labeled Engineering study work for new channel assignment and antenna development.
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $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 request for Special Temporary Authorization $7,170.00 $3,500.00 Attorney fees for the filing of up to 2 STA's. N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,120.00 $5,000.00 N/A $5,390.00 Counsel performed 15.4hrs of consultation, prep and work on and filing of Form 2100 application. 15.4hrs x $350/hr totaled $390 more than estimate. 3/2 submission replaces 2/16 one, total sought is $4830
Project management of the transition $6,160.00 $6,000.00 40hrs of consultant/project management @ $150/hr. Hourly rate is noted in Site-survey and Transition Plan Development invoice. $3,225.00 3/16/2018 re-submission replaces previous submissions.
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,170.00 $7,000.00 N/A $4,323.00 4-10 submissions replace previous submissions.

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application
Amount:
$3,000.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application

Component Description:
While invoice is labeled as "Engineering study work for new channel assignment and antenna development", some work performed was putting that information into the Form 2100 application.
Amount:
$1,500.00
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
1.6hrs of Legal counsel prep work for Form 2100 application filing.
Amount:
$560.00

Component Description:
13.8hrs of legal work for preparation and filing of Form 2100 application.
Amount:
$4,830.00

Component Description:
The attached is an explanation of the charges on invoice 12572 in response to the 2/15 email regarding reimbursement.
Amount:
$4,830.00
Project management of the transition

Component Description:
6.25hrs of project mgmt
Amount:
$937.50

Component Description:
6.25hrs Project management reimbursement
Amount:
$937.50

Component Description:
Re-submission of WWNY170701 invoice, explanation, study & plan that project mgmt hrs went towards.
Amount:
$1,350.00

Component Description:
Re-submission of WWNY170421 with explanation and study/plan that project mgmt hrs went towards.
Amount:
$937.50

Component Description:
Project Mgmt
Amount:
$1,350.00
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development

Component Description:
Field study and line sweeps related to study for new channel assignment and antenna development.
Amount:
$3,323.00

Component Description:
4/10 Re-submission of Engineering Study for channel relocation reimbursable expenses.
Amount:
$3,323.00

Component Description:
Invoice for Engineering study work for new channel assignment and antenna work.
Amount:
$1,000.00

Component Description:
Re-submission of Invoice WWNY170421 Study work and plan for Channel Re-assignment, explanation of charges and plan.
Amount:
$3,323.00

Component Description:
Explanation of work & services conducted by duTreil, Lundin and Rackley, Inc.. This is in response to the 2/15 email seeking additional information for reimbursement on Invoices 240712 & 240380.
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
This is an explanation of work & services covered by Invoice WWNY170421, responding to FCC email 2/15.
Amount:
$3,323.00

Component Description:
This is an Invoice for a retainer and letter explaining the scope of work conducted by the duTreil, Lundin and Rackley firm. This total document should help explain the total costs and how the retainer was applied.
Amount:
$4,000.00

Component Description:
2nd installment on Engineering study for channel assignment and antenna development.
Amount:
$1,500.00

Component Description:
First installment/initial Engineering study for channel assignment and antenna development.
Amount:
$1,000.00

Cost Information

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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 $34,458.50 $25,645.50 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $219,608.50 $124,295.50 N/A $15,938.00 N/A
Other Expenses $34,458.50 $25,645.50 $0.00
Site Survey- Transition Assessment $4,260.50 $4,260.50 Site Survey to inspect, test existing equipment and determine a transition plan. Invoice attached. N/A N/A
Inside RF System $6,500.00 $6,500.00 (Per transition plan) split the transmitter to operate one of the 2 amplifiers on channel 7 while retuning the other amplifier to channel 8. Then to combine the amplifiers after both are retuned to channel 8. N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $100.00 $100.00 2 hours @ $25/hr to compose, compile, print and prepare for mailing 7 MVPD letters, plus Registered mailing of said letters. N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $7,900.00 $7,900.00 ROS schedule of 60 spots @ $150ea and $400 of production charges to create spots. (Noted in attachments) N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Per attached proposal. N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $350.00 $350.00 WWNY now estimates minimal disposal costs. A 30cu/ft dumpster and 55ton of rubbish removal costs approximately $350. (See attached). N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Special Temporary Authorization request $195.00 $190.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,250.00 $2,450.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 minor change CP application $1,070.00 $1,070.00 Fee already paid. N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $333.00 $325.00 Anticipated fee, per Legal Counsel's conversation with Joyce Bernstein, filing fees were not waived in the Report & Order. N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $219,608.50 $124,295.50 $15,938.00

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.

James C Corbin

Program Director


04/10/2018

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Actual Cost Documentation 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 and represents that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material.

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

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. The above-named entity certifies that the cost information/documents submitted reflect costs actually incurred.

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

  7. 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.

James C Corbin

Program Director


04/10/2018

Attachments

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