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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:
0000027961
FRN:
0002733764
Facility ID:
9922
Repack Channel:
34 (UHF)
Entity:
Broadcaster
Filing Status:
Submitted
Date Submitted:
01/15/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Doing Business As: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Wayne Henderson

PUBLIC BROADCASTING

1999 EAST CAMPUS DR.

MT. PLEASANT, MI 48859

United States

+1 (989) 774-3105 hende1ww@cmich.edu Government Entity

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

Wayne Henderson

Director Technical Services

Central Michigan University

Wayne Henderson

Public Broadcasting

1999 E. Campus Dr.

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

United States

+1 (989) 774-6864 hende1ww@cmich.edu

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 New transmitters and combiner for WPBN-TV, WGTU, and WCMV to be installed, tested, and working into load prior to end of Transition Phase 6. It is not anticipated the buildup will affect current operations until night of cutover. See attached doc.

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 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 NV7930V
Year 2004
Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Description  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Liquid
Solid State Power Capacity 15.6 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 ULXTE-30
Transmitter Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Other  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Liquid
Solid State Power Capacity 19.2 kw
Other Transmitter Type  
Justification for New Transmitter Transmitter no longer supported, end of life, no field service available, many parts required for retune not available, will not make new operating power. See attached notice from Rohde & Schwarz.

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 Yes
Size 3 inches
Length 50.0 feet
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Electrical firm 1st site visit for evaluation. 2nd Visit install conduit, pull electrical wiring, and activate electrical to temp transmitter, 3rd trip get electrical activated to permanent transmitter.
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 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? Yes
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 single
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 3
Number of Panels 48
Design power capacity in use 35.0 %
Lower Limit 482.00 MHz
Upper Limit 608.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 338.00 kW
Manufacturer Dielectric
Model TUF-P4-12/48H-1
Year 2002

Facility ID's and Call Signs of all stations with whom the antenna is shared.

Facility ID Call Sign
59280 WGTU
21253 WPBN-TV

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? Yes
Type New
Number of channels supported 3
Frequencies of channels supported RF channel
Frequency N/A

Enter a list of RF channel numbers.

RF Channel Number
34
29
35

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

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? Yes
Is Transmission Line in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer Dielectric
Type Rigid
Diameter 6 1/8 inches
Segment Length Broadband
Other Segment Length
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 1260 feet per run

Facility ID's and Call Signs of all stations with whom the transmission line is shared.

Facility ID Call Sign
59280 WGTU
21253 WPBN-TV

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Transmitters to Combiner Transmission Line

Qty 17 Flanged 20 ft Line Sections, Qty 2 Gas Barriers, Qty 23 Elbows Flanged, Qty 10 Field Flange Adaptors, Qty 3 Reducer Adaptors, and other Misc. Components for connecting 3 TV Stations to Combiner.

Expand Ice Shielding

New Inter Building Transmission Line Requires Ice Shield.

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? 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 Yes
Quantity 1
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 1
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 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 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)? 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? Yes

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Internal Project Management

Director of Technical Services Project Management. CP, Form 399, Site Investigation, Bid Specs, Purchasing Activity, On Site during Construction, License to Cover. See Detailed Doc Attached.

Internal Field Engineering Staff Expenses

Field Engineering Staff Initial Investigative Site Visits. Print workup, Manage Deliveries, On Site for Installations, Signal and Remote Control Wiring, Ice Bridge and RF Transmission Line Installation.

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 $681,000.00 $664,950.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $926,462.00 $1,069,227.00 N/A $9,410.25 N/A
Primary Transmitter ULXTE-30 $681,000.00 $664,950.00 $0.00
Other Electrical Service: Electrical firm 1st site visit for evaluation. 2nd Visit install conduit, pull electrical wiring, and activate electrical to temp transmitter, 3rd trip get electrical activated to permanent transmitter. $12,500.00 $12,500.00 Electrical firm to make a 1st eval site visit. 2nd Visit install conduit, pull electrical wiring, and activate electrical service to temp transmitter, 3rd trip get electrical activated to permanent transmitter. $0.00 N/A
3" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $2,500.00 $2,450.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 14.2 - 20 kW $666,000.00 $650,000.00 N/A $0.00 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 $86,550.00 $246,400.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $926,462.00 $1,069,227.00 N/A $9,410.25 N/A
Primary Antenna TUF-P4-12/48H-1 $86,550.00 $246,400.00 $0.00
New combiner, cost per channel (without antenna) $80,000.00 $240,000.00 CMU is the sole owner of the channel combiner; by lease agreement we are responsible for its replacement in exchange for the property and tower use. CMU has entered the total cost for the three station combiner system. N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - High Power Top Mount Three Station broadband panel antenna horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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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 $91,690.00 $91,690.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $926,462.00 $1,069,227.00 N/A $9,410.25 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $91,690.00 $91,690.00 $0.00
Expand Ice Shielding $1,900.00 $1,900.00 New Inter Building Transmission Line run requires Ice Shield; see online pricing from Valmont. Shipping was estimated. See attached backup doc. N/A N/A
Transmitters to Combiner Transmission Line $89,790.00 $89,790.00 Qty 17 Flanged 20 ft Line Sections, Qty 2 Gas Barriers, Qty 23 Elbows Flanged, Qty 10 Field Flange Adaptors, Qty 3 Reducer Adaptors; all needed for connecting 3 TV Stations to Combiner. N/A N/A

Components

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 $33,535.00 $32,750.00 N/A $9,410.25 N/A
Total for all systems $926,462.00 $1,069,227.00 N/A $9,410.25 N/A
Outside Professional Services $33,535.00 $32,750.00 $9,410.25
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A 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
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,170.00 $7,000.00 N/A $2,718.75 N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $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 $3,000.00 N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,585.00 $3,500.00 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 $1,414.00 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 $2,277.50 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless Information not provided.
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development

Component Description:
ENGINEERING STUDY FOR NEW CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT. EXPLORE UPGRADE. POWER INCREASE.REVIEW UPGRADE APPLICATION. COVERAGE MAPS
Amount:
$2,718.75
Prepare and or review reimbursement form Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
Prepare and upload Engineering Section of FCC Form 2100 Construction Permit Application
Amount:
$3,000.00
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations

Component Description:
Work on issues WPBN's use of WCMV equipment. Review WGTU minor modification application. Review WGTU antenna change/upgrade issue. Followup on shared equipment ownership issues.
Amount:
$707.00

Component Description:
Research WCMV repack issues for shared antenna and combiner and documentation for WPBN's authorization for use of same.
Amount:
$707.00
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
WCMV repack issues; Form 399; review, complete and file minor modification channel change appplication. Review WCMV Repack CP issued by FCC
Amount:
$1,667.00

Component Description:
Review and file WCMV repack CP application
Amount:
$610.50

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 $33,687.00 $33,437.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $926,462.00 $1,069,227.00 N/A $9,410.25 N/A
Other Expenses $33,687.00 $33,437.00 $0.00
Internal Field Engineering Staff Expenses $10,909.00 $10,909.00 Field Engineering Staff Initial Investigative Site Visits. Print workup, Manage Deliveries, On Site for Installations, Signal and Remote Control Wiring, Ice Bridge and RF Transmission Line Installation. See Detailed Doc. N/A N/A
Internal Project Management $10,524.00 $10,524.00 Dir. of Technical Services Project Management. CP, Form 399, Site Investigation, Bid Specs, Purchasing Activity, On Site during Construction, License to Cover. See Detailed Doc Attached. $0.00 N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $619.00 $619.00 Initial Work Up of Addresses and Contact Info for MVPD and Satellite Companies; then Preparation and Certified Mailing of Notices, Phone Time Working with Reception and Specifics of Receiving Station. N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $385.00 $385.00 Set Up Scope of Effort and Make Assignments. Write and record copy; shoot, edit, export, and ingest the spot. Traffic and Programming staff efforts of spot placement and ensure FCC compliance. N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,250.00 $11,000.00 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 $926,462.00 $1,069,227.00 $9,410.25

Construction Status

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Question Response
Is construction complete? No

Attachments

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