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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:
129306
Service:
LPD
Call Sign:
WVUX-LD
Channel:
10 (High VHF)
File Number:
0000085597
FRN:
0023594419
Eligibility Status:
Eligible
Date Submitted:
10/09/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Michael Karr

owner

Doing Business As: WVUX

Michael Karr

4810 BROWNS CREEK ROAD

ST ALBANS, WV 25177

United States

+1 (304) 539-7975 Michaelfkarr@gmail.com Individual

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

Jennifer Scragg Karr

Attorney at Law

PO Box 194

Scott Depot, WV 25560

United States

+1 (304) 389-9795 jdscragg@yahoo.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 WVUX currently runs a Hitachi 650P into Elettronika AVTV1500(500w) into DRV array. To protect 1st adjacent and co-channels, we will reduce noise-limited contour and offset population loss with penetrating antennae and 1kw transmitter

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)
Ownership Owned
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model AVTV1500ST
Year 2009
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 500 W

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 LPTV-5000-1000V3
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 1 kW
Justification for New Transmitter New contour requires boosted signal to maintain population level.

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Other Transmitter Costs
Does the transmitter installation require a Transmitter Building Site Survey/Installation? Yes
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 3 inches
Length 12.0 feet
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description 200 amp service with breaker box, building ground rods at 6' intervals and conduit installed for $8500 per verbal estimate from Master electrician, Peter McCluskey
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? Yes
Type Cooling Only
Size 5 tons
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? Yes
Size 225.0 square feet

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Auxiliary Equipment and Services

estimated cost 12520 for auxiliary equipment and services such as install assistance

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)
Ownership Owned
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? Yes
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 1
Number of Panels 2
Design power capacity in use 100.0 %
Lower Limit 174.00 MHz
Upper Limit 230.00 MHz
ERP: 2.7 kW
Manufacturer
Model DRV 174-230 mhz
Year 2015

Primary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Ownership Owned
Is antenna shared? No
Is antenna directional? No
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted Coaxial
ERP: 1.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TLS-V4
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna new omnioid pattern requires new antennae and more penetration

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? Yes
Broadband or Single Channel? Single Channel
Feed Line Size 1 5/8 inches inches
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

Name Description

Installation

remove old antenna and install new 4 bay antennae

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)
Ownership Owned
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 1 5/8 inches
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 140 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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New Transmission Line

Section Question Response
New Transmission Line Costs Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Type Flexible Foam
Diameter 1 5/8 inches
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 460 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line Depending on possibility of building new tower, a 200' line will be adequate; but if license relocates to another existing facility, longer line will be required
Interior RF Systems Does the Installation of the Transmission Line require an additional or replacement Inside RF system including switching, patch panels, and dehydrators? No

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

two way power divider

requires new two-way power divider

installation

install end connectors on both ends of line, install mounting brackets, install power divider and install line

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 Construct New
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? Terrain Constrained
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? No
Is tower documented for structural analysis? Unknown
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Unknown
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1248738
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 39° 16' 33.3" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 080° 17' 37.3" W-
Overall Structure Height 160.10 feet
Support Structure Height 149.93 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 1499.33 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner Communication Service, Inc.
Date Constructed 03/25/2005


Primary Tower

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Tower Construction Costs

Section Question Response
Construct New Tower Use Primary (Main)
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Height 200.00 feet
Justification for New Tower current tower structure leaning and cannot hold weight of new 4-bay antenna nor is it structurally sound for a human to climb

Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

Section Question Response
Tower Rigging Costs Complex Tower Terrain constrained
Helicopter Services Required Are helicopter services required? Yes

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Tower Inspection

Existing tower needs inspected for repair if new tower construction is not an option

Road repair

If helicopter is not an option road to tower site will need to be repaired

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 80
Explanation need person to oversee installation, delivery, handle purchasing and verification and reimbursement forms submittal
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Perform engineering study for displacement application 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
Prepare Form 601 No
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
Negotiation of Lease and other Matter for Shared Locations Yes
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement Yes
Form 399 assistance or other program management costs Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study Yes
RF exposure measurements No
Additional Field Engineering Service No

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
Permit and Filing Costs FCC Construction Permit Major Change No
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change Yes
FCC License to Cover Application Yes
FCC Special Temporary Authority Application Yes
Other Miscellaneous Expenses Does this relocation require paying Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value)? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Delivery or Handling Charges not otherwise included in individual item costs? Yes
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? No
Point to Point Microwave (STL/ICR) Frequency Coordination for Unidirection System No
Frequency Coordination for Bi-Direction System No
New Point to Point Microwave System No

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 $91,894.00 $91,894.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $618,219.00 $595,619.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter LPTV-5000-1000V3 $91,894.00 $91,894.00 $0.00
Other Electrical Service: 200 amp service with breaker box, building ground rods at 6' intervals and conduit installed for $8500 per verbal estimate from Master electrician, Peter McCluskey $8,500.00 $8,500.00 3" conduit with 200 amp service with breaker box, building ground rods at 6' intervals and conduit installed for $8500 per verbal estimate from Master electrician, Peter McCluskey N/A N/A
3" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $624.00 $624.00 N/A N/A N/A
Transmitter Building Site Survey/Installation $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other -- Building Addition Size: 225.0 $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
5 Ton system $20,250.00 $20,250.00 N/A N/A N/A
High VHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter 400 - 1000 Watts $30,000.00 $30,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Auxiliary Equipment and Services $12,520.00 $12,520.00 Hitachi-Comark adds this cost on top of cost of purchasing transmitter N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Antennas

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $56,165.00 $56,165.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $618,219.00 $595,619.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Antenna TLS-V4 $56,165.00 $56,165.00 $0.00
Sweep test of transmission line and antenna $5,730.00 $5,730.00 N/A N/A N/A
Installation $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Elbow complex, single channel, 1 5/8” input (if needed) $6,900.00 $6,900.00 N/A N/A N/A
Side Mount antenna brackets $4,625.00 $4,625.00 N/A N/A N/A
High VHF-Low Power, Side Mount, Slotted Coaxial, 1.0kW input, Horizontal $28,910.00 $28,910.00 VHF Side Mount per quote from Dielectric; see attachment 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 $18,640.00 $18,640.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $618,219.00 $595,619.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $18,640.00 $18,640.00 $0.00
Flexible Foam Transmission Line - dielectric, 1 5/8" $11,040.00 $11,040.00 N/A N/A N/A
two way power divider $2,600.00 $2,600.00 N/A N/A N/A
installation $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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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 $369,200.00 $369,200.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $618,219.00 $595,619.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Tower $369,200.00 $369,200.00 $0.00
Complex Tower (includes, e.g., towers with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Tower Helicopter Lift $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Tower Inspection $7,200.00 $7,200.00 N/A N/A N/A
Road repair $7,000.00 $7,000.00 repair road, grade and gravel area to reach tower by truck to install antennae N/A N/A
New tower shorter than 500' $340,000.00 $340,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Components

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 $79,570.00 $56,970.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $618,219.00 $595,619.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $79,570.00 $56,970.00 $0.00
Comprehensive coverage verification via field study, if needed $52,600.00 $30,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $3,262.50 $3,262.50 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,577.50 $1,577.50 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,025.00 $3,025.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for displacement application $1,800.00 $1,800.00 N/A N/A N/A
Form 399 assistance or other Program Management costs $4,000.00 $4,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form $1,710.00 $1,710.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $2,102.50 $2,102.50 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,052.50 $1,052.50 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $8,440.00 $8,440.00 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 $2,750.00 $2,750.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $618,219.00 $595,619.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other Expenses $2,750.00 $2,750.00 $0.00
FCC Filing Fees - Special Temporary Authorization request $305.00 $305.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $335.00 $335.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $1,000.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 minor change CP application $1,110.00 $1,110.00 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 $618,219.00 $595,619.00 $0.00

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel.
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.

Jennifer Scragg Karr

Attorney


10/09/2019

Attachments

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