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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:
83270
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WZVI
Channel:
21 (UHF)
File Number:
0000027483
FRN:
0003773553
Date Submitted:
07/30/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

ALPHA BROADCASTING CORPORATION

SUNNY ISLE POST OFFICE

P.O. BOX 6000

CHRISTIANSTED, ST. CROIX, VI 00823

United States

+1 (340) 690-5123 jburgett@wileyrein.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

Dirk Blair Freeman

Project Manager

Blair Media Inc

Dirk B Freeman

PO Box 753

Wheat Ridge, CO 80034

United States

+1 (303) 619-2219 Blairmedia@aol.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 To expedite restoration of service and meet August 1 deadline, WZVI will install interim transmitter/antenna for STA operation on repack Ch. 21 and then complete installation of full authorized facility. SEE ATTACHMENT WZVI TRANSITION PLAN.

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 XM 100
Year 2008
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity .1 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 DTV Series
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity .1 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The need to maintain operations on channel 43 until transition and the length of time to return the system to the manufacturer to be retuned to channel 21 especially involving Customs Procedures related to the Virgin Islands

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) Yes
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 No
Description N/A
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? Yes
Type Cooling Only
Size 5 tons
Other Size N/A tons
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? Yes
Size 80.0 square feet
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

Proof and Test

Cost of Outside Engineer and Rental of Equipment to Proof and Test Transmitter and output Switching

Interim Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Interim
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase
Manufacturer
Model UAXTE-100
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity .1 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The only way the station can promptly restore television service to meet the August 1 2018 deadline, due to delays in repack reimbursement process and its need to complete a tower study, is to Install Interim Transmission Equipment

Interim 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 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
Inside RF System Is an additional interior RF system required to support this interim transmitter? No

Interim Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Shipping costs

Expedited shipping to get equipment to an area still suffering from Hurricane damage

Initialization

Set up transmitter unit and provide Proof of Performance

Interim Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Interim
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase
Manufacturer
Model UAXTE-100
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity .1 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The only way the station can promptly restore television service to meet the August 1 2018 deadline, due to delays in repack reimbursement process and its need to complete a tower study, is to Install Interim Transmission Equipment

Interim Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V)
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp)
Transformer (480V)
Power N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring
Size N/A
Length N/A
Other Electrical Service
Description N/A
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service?
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?
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
Inside RF System Is an additional interior RF system required to support this interim transmitter?

Interim 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 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? No
Is antenna in operating condition? No
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 Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted Coaxial
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 N/A
ERP: 1.1 kW
Manufacturer
Model AL8
Year 2008

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? No
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types Class Full Power
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted Coaxial
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 N/A
ERP: 0.87 kW
Manufacturer
Model AL8
Year 2017
Justification for New Antenna Existing antenna is Single Channel and not capable of retuning to channel 21.

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

Information not provided.

Interim Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Interim
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
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 Full Power
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Bottom
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 1
Number of Panels/Bays 1
Lower Limit 470.00 MHz
Upper Limit 862.00 MHz
Design power capacity in use 10.0 %
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 0.43 kW
Manufacturer
Model 4DR-4-2HW
Year 2018
Justification for New Antenna The only way the station can promptly restore television service to meet the August 1 2018 deadline, due to delays in repack reimbursement process and its need to complete a tower study, is to Install Interim Transmission Equipment

Interim Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
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 an antenna? No
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? No

Interim Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Legal Costs

Legal fees associated with filling for Special Temporary Authority to construct Interim Facility

Expidited Shipping

Expedited shipping is required to get the equipment in to the area with continuing shipping problems related to Hurricane damage

Installation of antenna

Cost for crew to install Interim antenna

Engineering Cost

Engineering for Special Temporary Authority to construct Interim Facility

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? Yes
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Type Flexible Foam
Diameter 7/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 75 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 7/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 120 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line New system must be installed and tested prior to the current system being switched off air.

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Interim Transmission Line

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New Transmission Line

Section Question Response
New Transmission Line Costs Use Interim
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Type Flexible Foam
Diameter 7/8 inches
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 160 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line The only way the station can promptly restore television service to meet the August 1 2018 deadline, due to delays in repack reimbursement process and its need to complete a tower study, is to Install Interim Transmission Equipment

Interim Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

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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Existing Tower

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? No
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) N/A
Others Types of Users N/A
Is tower documented for structural analysis? No
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) 18° 20' 35.8" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 064° 55' 43.5" W-
Overall Structure Height 29.20 feet
Support Structure Height 29.20 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 98.10 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner SBA Towers II LLC
Date Constructed 04/12/2002


Primary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: Study needed for undocumented/poorly documented tower
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: Serious 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

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Tower Reinforcement

Reinforcement to support added antenna per engineering report.. Second antenna needed to enable "Flash Cut"

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 520
Explanation Station lacks an experienced person on its small staff to execute this transition, a contract for a Project Manager (PM) is necessary
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 Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements Yes
Additional Field Engineering Service Yes
Number of Days 10
Justification Additional travel time due to the nature of the location and to possible delivery delays due to customs issues.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Travel and living expense

Travel and living expense for station management to renegotiate leases obtain necessary local permits

Travel and living expense

Travel and living expense for Project Manager (PM) to site and Vendor Locations during test and acceptance.

Travel and living expense

Travel and living expense for Station and Contract Engineers during Equipment test and install.

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 Yes
Non-zoning permits Yes
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? Yes
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? Yes
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

Royale Sys. Support

Support for Interim Facility including temporary locations for Transmitter, Antenna & Services as described in Royale Systems LLC Quote #5

MVPD interface

Interface item required to provide interim feed to local MVPD during off air and during Interim STA operation pending full power operation of WZVI TV

US Customes Duty and VI tax on Repack Transmitter

unexpected local taxes and Duty assessed by US and Virgin Island Authority's

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 $133,639.00 $131,939.00 N/A $95,064.81 N/A
Total for all systems $1,677,263.61 $501,043.61 N/A $289,885.49 N/A
Interim Transmitter UAXTE-100 $16,400.00 $16,400.00 $14,519.41
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter .1 kW $12,000.00 $12,000.00 there is no predetermined cost for this item. $10,506.98 N/A
Initialization $3,000.00 $3,000.00 there is no predetermined cost for this item $2,937.50 N/A
Shipping costs $1,400.00 $1,400.00 There is no Predetermined cost for this item. The only way the station can promptly restore television service to meet the August 1 2018 deadline is to Install Interim Transmission Equipment $1,074.93 N/A
Interim Transmitter UAXTE-100 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter .1 kW $0.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Primary Transmitter DTV Series $117,239.00 $115,539.00 $80,545.40
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter .1 kW $50,589.00 $50,589.00 The transportation problems after 2017 Hurricanes in the Virgin Islands has shown the necessity of having spares is mandatory to provide ongoing emergency service to the viewership. Also it is necessary to add software control for quality and safety $49,895.40 N/A
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt $14,400.00 $13,700.00 N/A $4,500.00 N/A
5 Ton system $20,250.00 $19,250.00 N/A $17,200.00 N/A
Other -- Building Addition Size: 80.0 $20,000.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Proof and Test $12,000.00 $12,000.00 N/A $8,950.00 Bottom Component for $4472.47 is incorrect and should be discarded

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter .1 kW

Component Description:
Balance of contract including Tax
Amount:
$4,676.85

Component Description:
Deposit paid with Order
Amount:
$5,830.13
Initialization

Component Description:
Interim transmitter Initialization in conjunction with on site personal
Amount:
$2,937.50
Shipping costs

Component Description:
Expedited transshipping of equipment to meet STI on air date
Amount:
$663.80

Component Description:
Local Freight
Amount:
$411.13
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter .1 kW Information not provided.
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter .1 kW

Component Description:
Down payment on Transmitter Equipment
Amount:
$22,987.50

Component Description:
Duty and Excise Charges on partial transmitter shipment. Charges pre paid by local Local Storage and Transport contractor for WZVI. Bronx Commo. is a subsidiary of Startel Communications
Amount:
$826.90

Component Description:
Input Module for Transmitter adapts IP to ASI
Amount:
$1,423.81

Component Description:
Second Payment of 50% prior to Shipment of Equipment. Facility ID 83270 Balance of invoice under Proof and Shipping
Amount:
$22,987.50

Component Description:
Transmitter integrated control system.
Amount:
$3,093.50

Component Description:
Duty collected on part shipment of Comark Transmitter
Amount:
$826.90
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt

Component Description:
Electrical work to be performed at site to feed transmitter.
Amount:
$4,500.00
5 Ton system

Component Description:
Upgrade of Building Air Conditioning
Amount:
$17,200.00
Other -- Building Addition Size: 80.0 Information not provided.
Proof and Test

Component Description:
Please discard this cost component as it is incorrect
Amount:
$4,472.47

Component Description:
Down payment for Proof and Test. This is the correct component.
Amount:
$4,475.00

Component Description:
Second 50% of contract. Prior to shipment amount. balance of invoice under Transmitter and Shipping
Amount:
$4,475.00

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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 $86,035.80 $67,055.80 N/A $51,205.95 N/A
Total for all systems $1,677,263.61 $501,043.61 N/A $289,885.49 N/A
Interim Antenna 4DR-4-2HW $28,655.80 $28,655.80 $26,498.95
Engineering Cost $1,750.00 $1,750.00 Engineering need for filing of STA for an Interim Facility necessitated by delays in equipment availability and recently discovered tower damage $1,750.00 N/A
Expidited Shipping $700.00 $700.00 There is no Predetermined cost for this item. The only way the station can promptly restore television service to meet the August 1 2018 deadline is to Install Interim Transmission Equipment $556.83 N/A
Legal Costs $20,000.00 $20,000.00 Unexpected Legal fees incurred in filing for Interim STA required to meet post repack on air date due to delayed equipment delivery and recent discovery of tower damage $17,987.32 N/A
UHF – Broadband Panel, Side Mount Auxiliary/Interim, 0 horizontally polarized $1.00 $1.00 N/A N/A N/A
Installation of antenna $4,000.00 $4,000.00 There is no Predetermined cost for this item. The only way the station can promptly restore television service to meet the August 1 2018 deadline is to Install Interim Transmission Equipment $4,000.00 N/A
UHF – Broadband Panel, Side Mount Auxiliary/Interim, 0 horizontally polarized $2,204.80 $2,204.80 ***System Notice: Estimate adjusted and locked because line has been superseded.***there is no Predetermined cost for this item. The only way the station can promptly restore television service to meet the August 1 2018 deadline is to Install Interim Transmission Equipment $2,204.80 N/A
Primary Antenna AL8 $57,380.00 $38,400.00 $24,707.00
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, basic slot antenna, 1 kW input, horizontally polarized $27,500.00 $27,500.00 N/A $16,457.00 N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $8,400.00 Estimated costs were not adequate to cover the personal and test Equipment transportation to the US VI $8,250.00 N/A
Side mount brackets for high power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) $23,150.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Engineering Cost

Component Description:
Eng. for STA related to Interim facility to meet required on air date.
Amount:
$1,750.00
Expidited Shipping

Component Description:
Expedited shipping to meet required on air date for Repack STA
Amount:
$556.83
Legal Costs

Component Description:
Please remove vender has withdrawn invoice
Amount:
$552.50

Component Description:
Legal Fees related to granting of STA for Interim Facility to meet On Air Date
Amount:
$17,987.32
UHF – Broadband Panel, Side Mount Auxiliary/Interim, 0 horizontally polarized Information not provided.
Installation of antenna

Component Description:
Labor to install and connect Interim line and antenna for WZVI
Amount:
$4,000.00
UHF – Broadband Panel, Side Mount Auxiliary/Interim, 0 horizontally polarized

Component Description:
Adapter: Cable N connector to Interim antenna input.
Amount:
$345.20

Component Description:
Interim Antenna to support STA granted to meet Aug. 1 2018 deadline for repack
Amount:
$1,859.60
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, basic slot antenna, 1 kW input, horizontally polarized

Component Description:
Second (Final)payment for WZVI Antenna & interface components.
Amount:
$3,503.50

Component Description:
50% Down payment adjusted for upgrade difference on antenna pricing ($815.00) and fine matching components
Amount:
$3,503.50

Component Description:
Invoice for services to install antenna.
Amount:
$9,450.00
Sweep test of existing antenna

Component Description:
Second (Final) invoice for Antenna System Sweep
Amount:
$4,125.00

Component Description:
50% Deposit due with order, System Sweep is the same cost for ether antenna. it is more dependent on location than hardware. In this case they will need to ship test equip.& people to the US VI
Amount:
$4,125.00
Side mount brackets for high power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) 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 $3,080.00 $10,500.00 N/A $10,421.11 N/A
Total for all systems $1,677,263.61 $501,043.61 N/A $289,885.49 N/A
Interim Transmission Line $1,760.00 $1,600.00 $1,600.00
Flexible Foam Transmission Line - dielectric, 7/8" $1,760.00 $1,600.00 N/A $1,600.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $1,320.00 $8,900.00 $8,821.11
Flexible Foam Transmission Line - dielectric, 7/8" $1,320.00 $8,900.00 Guidance in the Appendix to the 399 instructions did not fully cover the cost of Flexible Line for a short line. Current Vendor proposals show a much higher pricing for the short length of line plus mounting and erection materials $8,821.11 have requested increase in estimate. using the Catalog of Estimated costs formula grossly under estimated cost for a short run.

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Flexible Foam Transmission Line - dielectric, 7/8"

Component Description:
Transmission line for Interim Transmission Facility
Amount:
$1,600.00
Flexible Foam Transmission Line - dielectric, 7/8"

Component Description:
Order of replacement connectors as wrong connectors were on hand
Amount:
$780.00

Component Description:
Amount of invoice reduced by $716.19 for up grade of T.L. to 1 5/8" line from 7/8" Line. see letter of explanation page 2 of back up document.
Amount:
$3,341.11

Component Description:
Invoice to Install Transmission line.
Amount:
$4,700.00

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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 $1,197,500.00 $55,350.00 N/A $11,920.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,677,263.61 $501,043.61 N/A $289,885.49 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $1,197,500.00 $55,350.00 $11,920.00
Tower mapping for an undocumented/poorly documented tower and preparation of documentation necessary for tower load study $26,300.00 $20,000.00 N/A $11,920.00 N/A
Tower Reinforcement $35,000.00 $35,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Short Tower (less than 500') $84,200.00 $100.00 N/A N/A N/A
Serious tower reinforcement/modifications $1,052,000.00 $250.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Tower mapping for an undocumented/poorly documented tower and preparation of documentation necessary for tower load study

Component Description:
Mapping of poorly documented tower. Flag Hill, St Thomas, US VI
Amount:
$11,920.00
Tower Reinforcement Information not provided.
Short Tower (less than 500') Information not provided.
Serious tower reinforcement/modifications 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 $181,400.00 $169,650.00 N/A $87,100.06 N/A
Total for all systems $1,677,263.61 $501,043.61 N/A $289,885.49 N/A
Outside Professional Services $181,400.00 $169,650.00 $87,100.06
Travel and living expense $34,000.00 $34,000.00 Because of the shortage of accommodations due to the 2017 hurricanes and the re building of he tourist trade have made the expense of Travel Costs to and in the VI far greater than comparable cost on the mainland US $8,837.66 N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $8,400.00 Additional correspondence and preparation of fillings related to station site change due to loss of tower location related to 2017 Hurricanes in the US VI $7,636.25 Amount of correspondence and activity related to destruction of station by two Hurricanes and additional FCC interaction related to timing of repack and location of station.
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 $1,750.00 N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A $0.00 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
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A $2,235.00 N/A
Project management of the transition $82,160.00 $80,000.00 Late delivery and the discovery of tower problems as required the activation of a Interim facility extending the activities under this category $58,493.75 N/A
Additional Field Engineering Service, 10 Days $15,000.00 $15,000.00 N/A $8,147.40 N/A
RF Exposure Measurements $21,050.00 $9,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $4,210.00 $4,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,365.00 $2,250.00 N/A $0.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Travel and living expense

Component Description:
Expenses related to travel to the VI in support of equipment install. Balance of invoice located under Project Management. .
Amount:
$2,783.21

Component Description:
Expenses related to PM travel balance of invoice covered under Project Management.
Amount:
$6,054.45
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
Invoice for Professional Services related to WZVI Channel Repack
Amount:
$4,283.75

Component Description:
Phone meetings between Attorney and Client regarding repack of TV Stations in the VI
Amount:
$745.00

Component Description:
Email related to filling of FCC form 2100
Amount:
$186.25

Component Description:
E-mail between John Burgett and Client explaining Repack requirments
Amount:
$372.50

Component Description:
Please hold this application as I am having the invoice reissued. I need to close the file as I will be on site working
Amount:
$4,283.75

Component Description:
Portion of Invoice related to filing Form 2100
Amount:
$558.75

Component Description:
Correspondence related to repack timing because of Hurricanes in the VI
Amount:
$1,490.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
Invoice amount
Amount:
$1,750.00

Component Description:
Engineering portion of repack CP
Amount:
$1,750.00

Component Description:
Preparation of Initial Engineering Application for CP for Repack of WZVI DT
Amount:
$1,750.00
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development

Component Description:
Invoice for repack Engineering work related to WZVI-DT after the Hurricanes in the VI
Amount:
$2,400.00
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless Information not provided.
Prepare and or review reimbursement form

Component Description:
Revue and guidance on preparation of Form 399
Amount:
$2,235.00
Project management of the transition

Component Description:
Program Manager services related to WZVI repack 1/1/2018 to 4/30/2018 Expenses removed.
Amount:
$15,356.25

Component Description:
PM portion of invoice balance under Expenses.
Amount:
$18,718.75

Component Description:
Project Management functions related to repack of WZVI and FCC filings.
Amount:
$3,212.50

Component Description:
WZVI-Tv Repack Project Management for May, June and July 2018 Balance of invoice under Expences
Amount:
$21,206.25
Additional Field Engineering Service, 10 Days

Component Description:
Rental of Test equipment for limited proof of performance after interim install of Comark Transmitter final location to be determined
Amount:
$3,933.24

Component Description:
Rental of Test Equipment for testing of Interim Transmitter and Antenna
Amount:
$4,214.16
RF Exposure Measurements Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations Information not provided.
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application 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 $75,608.81 $66,548.81 N/A $34,173.56 N/A
Total for all systems $1,677,263.61 $501,043.61 N/A $289,885.49 N/A
Other Expenses $75,608.81 $66,548.81 $34,173.56
US Customes Duty and VI tax on Repack Transmitter $6,500.00 $6,500.00 Unexpected Tax & Duty assessed by Virgin Island and US customs $4,973.25 N/A
MVPD interface $1,423.81 $1,423.81 N/A $1,423.81 N/A
Royale Sys. Support $30,000.00 $30,000.00 Costs for services to support Interim Facility pending installation of permanent Repack equipment for WZVI $19,685.00 N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $1,300.00 $1,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $2,500.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $6,000.00 $6,000.00 Invoices are now coming in for storage and transport of materials and are greater than estimated because of a shortage of warehousing due to the destruction of buildings during the Hurricanes in 2017 N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $12,000.00 $12,000.00 Continued shipping difficulties into the VI post the Hurricanes of 2017 are being reflected in higher that expected shipping costs. Costs have not come down for transport to the VI $6,938.90 Costs for shipments to the Virgin Islands have been much grater than expected. I missed the cost difference and will update the cost for approval
Non-zoning permits $1,500.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Local Zoning $2,500.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $2,500.00 N/A $1,152.60 N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $335.00 $325.00 N/A $0.00 Additional filling fees related to relocation and off air status because of two Hurricanes destroying the existing station.

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
US Customes Duty and VI tax on Repack Transmitter

Component Description:
Tax and Duty levied by the US Customs service and the government of the Virgin Islands
Amount:
$4,973.25
MVPD interface

Component Description:
H264 Encoder W/Dolby for ASI feed to local HVPD See cover letter
Amount:
$1,423.81
Royale Sys. Support

Component Description:
Services Listed in Royale Systems Quote #5 (included with billing) for 155 days
Amount:
$19,685.00
MVPD Notification of Channel Change Information not provided.
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change Information not provided.
Equipment Storage Information not provided.
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges

Component Description:
Overnight shipment or replacement connectors to meet installation schedule
Amount:
$189.50

Component Description:
Second invoice for 50% of contract. Prior to shipment payment. Balance of invoice in Transmitter and Proof
Amount:
$372.50

Component Description:
50% Shipping cost to VI for Transmitter Equipment balance of invoice in transmitter catagory
Amount:
$372.50

Component Description:
Invoice for part shipment of Transmitter System
Amount:
$3,000.00

Component Description:
50% of export packing amount on ERI Invoice WZVI-001 broken out in the attached cover letter
Amount:
$100.00

Component Description:
Second (Final) Payment for Export Packing.
Amount:
$100.00

Component Description:
Balance of shipping cost for WZVI Transmitter
Amount:
$1,175.00

Component Description:
Shipment cost for ERI antenna to the VI
Amount:
$1,629.40
Non-zoning permits Information not provided.
Local Zoning Information not provided.
DTV Medical Facility Notification

Component Description:
Invoice for research and notification of Medical Facilities related to Repack to CH 20
Amount:
$1,152.60
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application

Component Description:
Amount removed at C Young request
Amount:
N/A

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $1,677,263.61 $501,043.61 $289,885.49

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

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.

Dirk B Freeman

Project Manager


07/30/2019

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