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FCC Form 399: Reimbursement Request

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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) FCC Form 399: Reimbursement Request

Facility ID:
40618
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WCPB
Channel:
16 (UHF)
File Number:
0000027915
FRN:
0003857380
Date Submitted:
04/03/2018

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION

Doing Business As: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION

Larry D. Unger, President & CEO

11767 OWINGS MILLS BOULEVARD

OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117

United States

+1 (410) 356-5600 lunger@mpt.org Government Entity

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

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Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

Joseph L. Snelson , Jr .

Technical Consultant

Meintel, Sgrignoli & Wallace

1282 Smallwood Drive, Suite 372

Waldorf, MD 20603

United States

+1 (303) 344-8037 joe.snelson@mswdtv.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. No
Briefly describe transition plan Current transmission system consists of a transmitter feeding a transmission line which connects to an antenna on the tower. Work includes installing new transmission line, attaching to antenna and connecting to new repack channel transmitter.

Transmitters

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

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Add Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Auxiliary use in case of main transmitter failure
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model TDU2-10K0LV
Year 2003
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 5 kW

Auxiliary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Manufacturer
Model PRLX-U8
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 13 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Current transmitter is not supported for a channel change. See attached Transmitter Replace Justification letter from manufacturer. Power upgrade is part of an agreement provided to the FCC to move WCPB to Ch. 16 to accommodate moving WETA to channel 31.

Auxiliary 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 N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size N/A
Length N/A
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor.
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type N/A
Size N/A
Other Size N/A
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size N/A
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed? N/A
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed? N/A
Is additional field engineering time needed? N/A
Number of Days N/A

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Coolant

The coolant used for the transmitter heat exchanger is not included in the transmitter price

Bag Filter

Bag type water filtration for heat exchanger system.

Remote Control Interface

License required to interface transmitter into current remote control system

Rigid Coax Line

Rigid interconnection coax lines from transmitter to filter to antenna switch.

Primary Transmitter

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Existing Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model TDU2-10K0LV
Year 2003
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 5 kW

Primary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Manufacturer
Model MPTV-PRLX-U8
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 13 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Current transmitter is not supported for a channel change. See attached Transmitter Replace Justification letter from manufacturer. Power upgrade is part of an agreement provided to the FCC to move WCPB to Ch. 16 to accommodate moving WETA to channel 31.

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 N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size N/A
Length N/A
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor.
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type N/A
Size N/A
Other Size N/A
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size N/A
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed? N/A
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed? N/A
Is additional field engineering time needed? N/A
Number of Days N/A

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Bag Filter

Bag type water filtration for heat exchanger system.

CIF Mask filter

Constant Impedance mask Filter. Station currently utilizes a CIF.

Coolant

The coolant used for the transmitter heat exchanger is not included in the transmitter price

8-Pole Mask Filter

A more rigid mask filter to protect adjacent land mobile stations on Ch. 17 in Washington DC.

Site Design and Survey

Incorporates all aspects of the transmitter room design, including power distribution requirements, equipment placement, RF system layout, plumbing, and remote control.

Rigid Coax Line

Rigid interconnection coax lines from transmitter to filter to antenna switch.

Motorized Switch

Electric actuated switch to switch main/auxiliary transmitters into antenna

Remote Control Interface

License required to interface transmitter into current remote control system

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? 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 Full Power
Mounting Top Mount
Antenna position in stack Top
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 1
Number of Panels 16
Design power capacity in use 50.0 %
Lower Limit 470.00 MHz
Upper Limit 698.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 132.0 kW
Manufacturer DIE
Model TUP-16-O4-1
Year 2009

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

Antenna Optimizing

Optimize match to operate on channel 16 from 28

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 280
Explanation Applicant has limited internal resources to oversee installing and commissioning this repack project. It will rely on outside services to manage all work required.
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 1
Justification Initial sweep of the antenna to verify if antenna could operate on original repack channel 21.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Progress Reports

Prepare and file 8 required progress reports on FCC Form 2100, Schedule 387 on a quarterly basis with the FCC.

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 No
FCC License to Cover Application No
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? No
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 $1,153,275.00 $1,104,275.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,566,075.00 $1,262,645.00 N/A $5,111.82 N/A
Primary Transmitter MPTV-PRLX-U8 $631,988.50 $607,488.50 $0.00
Remote Control Interface $2,197.50 $2,197.50 License required to interface transmitter into current remote control system. These are in use now on the Comark transmitters. This IS NOT an upgrade. N/A N/A
Motorized Switch $20,195.00 $20,195.00 Electric actuated switch to switch main/auxiliary transmitters into antenna. Current transmitter has this capability but switch cannot be moved as it is in pre-repack service. N/A N/A
Rigid Coax Line $2,600.00 $2,600.00 Rigid interconnection coax lines from transmitter to filter to antenna switch. Part of the internal RF systems and will be cut to length needed. This IS NOT an upgrade. N/A N/A
Site Design and Survey $15,300.00 $15,300.00 Incorporates all aspects of the transmitter room design, including power distribution requirements, equipment placement, RF system layout, plumbing, and remote control. N/A N/A
8-Pole Mask Filter $15,000.00 $15,000.00 A more stringent mask filter to protect adjacent land mobile stations on Ch. 17 in Washington DC. N/A N/A
Coolant $814.00 $814.00 The coolant used for the transmitter heat exchanger is not included in the transmitter price. See attached coolant quote. N/A N/A
CIF Mask filter $60,207.00 $60,207.00 Constant Impedance mask Filter. Current mask filter is a CIF. N/A N/A
Bag Filter $6,975.00 $6,975.00 Bag type water filtration for heat exchanger system. Current pre-repack cooling system has this filtering. This IS NOT an upgrade. N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 8.2 - 13 kW $494,500.00 $470,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other Electrical Service: Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. $14,200.00 $14,200.00 Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. N/A N/A
Auxiliary Transmitter PRLX-U8 $521,286.50 $496,786.50 $0.00
Rigid Coax Line $2,600.00 $2,600.00 Rigid interconnection coax lines from transmitter to filter to antenna switch. Part of the internal RF systems and will be cut to length needed. This IS NOT an upgrade. N/A N/A
Remote Control Interface $2,197.50 $2,197.50 License required to interface transmitter into current remote control system. Current Comark transmitters have this interface. This IS NOT an upgrade. N/A N/A
Bag Filter $6,975.00 $6,975.00 Bag type water filtration for heat exchanger system. Current pre-repack cooling system has this filtering. This IS NOT an upgrade. N/A N/A
Coolant $814.00 $814.00 The coolant used for the transmitter heat exchanger is not included in the transmitter price. See attached coolant quote. N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 8.2 - 13 kW $494,500.00 $470,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other Electrical Service: Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. $14,200.00 $14,200.00 Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. See attached electrical quote. N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Remote Control Interface Information not provided.
Motorized Switch Information not provided.
Rigid Coax Line Information not provided.
Site Design and Survey

Component Description:
Expenses for all 6 locations site surverys
Amount:
$2,111.82
8-Pole Mask Filter Information not provided.
Coolant Information not provided.
CIF Mask filter Information not provided.
Bag Filter Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 8.2 - 13 kW Information not provided.
Other Electrical Service: Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. Information not provided.
Rigid Coax Line Information not provided.
Remote Control Interface Information not provided.
Bag Filter Information not provided.
Coolant Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 8.2 - 13 kW Information not provided.
Other Electrical Service: Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. 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 $256,730.00 $9,400.00 N/A $3,000.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,566,075.00 $1,262,645.00 N/A $5,111.82 N/A
Primary Antenna TUP-16-O4-1 $256,730.00 $9,400.00 $3,000.00
Antenna Optimizing $3,000.00 $3,000.00 Optimize antenna match from channel 28 to channel 16 N/A N/A
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna, horizontally polarized $247,000.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 N/A $3,000.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Antenna Optimizing Information not provided.
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna, horizontally polarized Information not provided.
Sweep test of existing antenna

Component Description:
Sweep of existing system at WCPB salisbury
Amount:
$3,000.00

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 $105,200.00 $102,650.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,566,075.00 $1,262,645.00 N/A $5,111.82 N/A
Outside Professional Services $105,200.00 $102,650.00 $0.00
Progress Reports $28,000.00 $28,000.00 Prepare and file 8 required progress reports on FCC Form 2100, Schedule 387 on a quarterly basis with the FCC. N/A N/A
Additional Field Engineering Service, 1 Days $6,400.00 $6,400.00 Initial sweep of antenna to evaluate operation on channel 21 from channel 28. N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,365.00 $2,250.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,580.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $4,210.00 $5,000.00 Fees related to multi-party resolution agreement with Maryland Public TV, WETA and HME Equity Fund II, LLC. Involved several stations moving channels to accommodate WETA moving from ch 14 to 31. N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $44,240.00 $42,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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 $50,870.00 $46,320.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,566,075.00 $1,262,645.00 N/A $5,111.82 N/A
Other Expenses $50,870.00 $46,320.00 $0.00
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $18,320.00 $18,320.00 Transmitter shipping shown as options on attached quotes. N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $20,000.00 $20,000.00 Applicant will be required to dispose of the current transmission line and transmitter and heavy oil filled high voltage power supplies. These cannot be disposed of in a typical landfill. N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $7,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $1,000.00 $1,000.00 Notification will need to be made to MVPD's as required. Applicant to explore using an outside firm to determine which facilities will need to be notified and send the appropriate notification letters. 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 $1,566,075.00 $1,262,645.00 $5,111.82

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel. No
Construction of final facilities or all necessary modifications are complete. No
All receipts for reimbursement have been submitted no further costs are expected to be incurred. Note this will lock the Form 399 from further editing and begin close-out procedures with the Fund Administrator. No

Attachments

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