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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:
61004
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WHMC
Channel:
11 (High VHF)
File Number:
0000028499
FRN:
0001861160
Date Submitted:
02/07/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION

Doing Business As: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION

Mark Jahnke

1041 GEORGE ROGERS BOULEVARD

COLUMBIA, SC 29201

United States

+1 (803) 737-3486 mjahnke@scetv.org 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

Robert Gehman

ConsultingEngineer

Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc.

Robert Gehman

507 NW 60 Street

Suite D

Gainesville, FL 32607

United States

+1 (352) 332-3157 bob@kesslerandgehman.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 Replace transmitter using existing antenna and transmission line. See attached.

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 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 Platinum
Year 2008
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air 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? No
Manufacturer
Model TBD
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 5 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The manufacturer of the existing transmitter advises that the transmitter cannot be re-tuned to the assigned channel. See attachment.

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) Yes
Transformer (480V) Yes
Power 150 kVA
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 3 inches
Length 100.0 feet
Other Electrical Service No
Description N/A
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

Standby Exciter and Switch

Standby Exciter with Automatic Change Over Switch

Additional Interior RF System

Interior RF System Existing Transmitter to Interim Transmission line

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 Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 1
Number of Panels 9
Design power capacity in use 100.0 %
Lower Limit 174.00 MHz
Upper Limit 216.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 31.8 kW
Manufacturer Dielectric
Model THB-O3-3H/9HD-1-R
Year 2007

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

Rigging

Rigging to replace the elbow complex in case the sweep fails on the new channel

Transmission Line

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

Primary Transmission Line

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Existing Transmission Line

Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Utilize Existing
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing transmission line shared with another station or stations? No
Is Transmission Line in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer Dielectric
Type Rigid
Diameter 3 1/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length 20 inches
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 810 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Sweep Tests

Sweep Tests to verify performance on assigned channel

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 113
Explanation It will be necessary to schedule and coordinate multiple vendors and complete progress reports. Station does not have available personnel or personnel trained in project management for such complex projects.
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 No
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 Yes
Number of Days 10
Justification It will be necessary to plan the installation, develop specifications for purchasing, and perform final inspections of this RF project. Station does not have available personnel or personnel trained in such services.

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)? Yes
Does this relocation require Equipment Delivery or Handling Charges not otherwise included in individual item costs? Yes
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? No
Does this relocation require the Development and Airing of an Announcement regarding an upcoming channel change? Yes
Does this relocation require MVPD Notification of a Channel Change? Yes

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Transmitters

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $483,950.00 $480,500.00 N/A $99,725.34 N/A
Total for all systems $1,180,104.00 $1,170,700.00 N/A $111,086.81 N/A
Primary Transmitter TBD $483,950.00 $480,500.00 $99,725.34
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp $38,200.00 $36,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 150 KVA $25,550.00 $24,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
3" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $5,200.00 $4,900.00 N/A N/A N/A
Standby Exciter and Switch $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Additional Interior RF System $75,000.00 $75,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
High VHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter 5 kW $315,000.00 $315,000.00 N/A $99,725.34 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp Information not provided.
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 150 KVA Information not provided.
3" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) Information not provided.
Standby Exciter and Switch Information not provided.
Additional Interior RF System Information not provided.
High VHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter 5 kW

Component Description:
WHMC Transmitter 50% Down Payment
Amount:
$99,725.34

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 $34,330.00 $33,800.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,180,104.00 $1,170,700.00 N/A $111,086.81 N/A
Primary Antenna THB-O3-3H/9HD-1-R $34,330.00 $33,800.00 $0.00
Rigging $20,000.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
High VHF - High Power Side Mount Broadband Panel antenna --One Station horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
Elbow complex, single channel, at antenna input, per 3 1/8. feedline (if needed) $7,600.00 $7,400.00 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 $6,400.00 $6,400.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,180,104.00 $1,170,700.00 N/A $111,086.81 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $6,400.00 $6,400.00 $0.00
Sweep Tests $6,400.00 $6,400.00 N/A 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 $62,834.00 $60,700.00 N/A $11,361.47 N/A
Total for all systems $1,180,104.00 $1,170,700.00 N/A $111,086.81 N/A
Outside Professional Services $62,834.00 $60,700.00 $11,361.47
Additional Field Engineering Service, 10 Days $20,000.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A $2,500.00 N/A
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A $3,250.00 N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 N/A $2,000.00 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
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A 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
Project management of the transition $17,854.00 $16,950.00 N/A $3,611.47 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Additional Field Engineering Service, 10 Days Information not provided.
Prepare and or review reimbursement form

Component Description:
WHMC - Prepare Reimbursement Form 399
Amount:
$2,500.00
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:
WHMC Channel Study and Antenna Development Note: Invoiced on same invoice as CP Application
Amount:
$3,250.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
WHMC - Construction Permit Application Note: Invoiced on same invoice as Engineering Study for New Channel and Antenna Development
Amount:
$2,000.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Project management of the transition

Component Description:
WHMC Project Management Jul-Dec 2017
Amount:
$1,804.04

Component Description:
WHMC Project Management Feb - Jun 2017
Amount:
$1,807.43

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 $28,550.00 $28,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,180,104.00 $1,170,700.00 N/A $111,086.81 N/A
Other Expenses $28,550.00 $28,000.00 $0.00
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $2,000.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $11,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $0.00 $0.00 N/A 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 $1,180,104.00 $1,170,700.00 $111,086.81

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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