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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:
6104
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WKAR-TV
Channel:
33 (UHF)
File Number:
0000027896
FRN:
0007619026
Date Submitted:
10/14/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Doing Business As: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Susanne Elkins, Director of Broadcasting

WKAR-AM/FM/TV

404 WILSON RD, ROOM 212

EAST LANSING, MI 48824

United States

+1 (517) 884-4700 susi@wkar.org Private Not-for-Profit Educational Institution

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

Gary Blievernicht

Chief Engineer

WKAR - TV Michigan State University

Gary Blievernicht

404 Wilson Road

Room 212

East Lansing, MI 48824

United States

+1 (517) 884-4720 garyb@wkar.org

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 Replacement of the licensed main antenna, licensed auxiliary antenna, the 6" transmission line to the main antenna, the mask filter and the transmitters to complete reassignment from UHF channel 40 to channel 33 in phase 7 of channel repack.

Transmitters

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

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Add Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Auxiliary/Backup transmitter
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 CSTII
Year 1997
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Single
Power Capacity 30 kW

Auxiliary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Manufacturer
Model PRLX U12 D33
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 20 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The present WKAR transmitter is a 30 kW, ABS CST II IOT transmitter with dual exciters. The transmitter manufacturer no longer exists and available parts are in limited supply. No mainstream manufacturer will support its conversion to a new channel.

Auxiliary 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? No
Type N/A
Size N/A
Other Size N/A
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size N/A
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed? N/A
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed? N/A
Is additional field engineering time needed? N/A
Number of Days N/A

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

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 CST II
Year 1997
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Single
Power Capacity 30 kW

Primary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Manufacturer
Model PRLX U12 D33
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 20 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The present WKAR transmitter is a 30 kW, ABS CST II IOT transmitter with dual exciters. The transmitter manufacturer no longer exists and available parts are in limited supply. No mainstream manufacturer will support its conversion to a new channel.

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? 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

Information not provided.

Antennas

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Section Question Response
Antenna Related Expenses Do you have antenna related expenses? Yes

Auxiliary Antenna

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Existing Antenna Information

Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Purchase New
Antenna Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Auxiliary/Backup
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? Yes
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Side 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: 90.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TLP-16B-R
Year 2011

Auxiliary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Auxiliary/Backup
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
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 Types Class Full Power
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Elliptical
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 1
Number of Panels/Bays 8
Lower Limit 470.00 MHz
Upper Limit 692.00 MHz
Design power capacity in use 87.6 %
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 75.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model SUM38001-1230ECW-8
Year 2018
Justification for New Antenna Existing licensed antenna was designed and constructed for single channel, 40, operation.

Auxiliary 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

Auxiliary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

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? Yes
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Top Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Elliptical
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: 375.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model ATW19HS4-ETC170-33H
Year 2018

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? Yes
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types Class Full Power
Mounting Top Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Elliptical
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: 375.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model ATC-BCE322C1-V1-33
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna Current antenna was designed and constructed for single channel, 40, operation.

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? Yes
Broadband or Single Channel? Broadband
Feed Line Size 6 1/8 inches inches
Side Mount Brackets Do you require the separate purchase of side mount brackets for a high power 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? Yes

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

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Existing Transmission Line

Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Utilize Existing
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Auxiliary/Backup
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 Andrew
Type Flexible Foam
Diameter Other
Other Diameter 3 inches
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 580 feet per run

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

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 Rigid
Diameter 6 1/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length 20 inches
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 1050 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? Yes
Type Rigid
Diameter 6 1/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length Broadband
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 1050 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line Current line is in 20' segment lengths which are prohibited for use on Ch.33

Primary 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 Owned
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? Yes
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Yes
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1265362
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 42° 42' 06.9" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 084° 24' 47.8" W-
Overall Structure Height 1027.87 feet
Support Structure Height 977.02 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 850.06 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner Board of Trustees, Michigan State University
Date Constructed 07/05/2011


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 documented tower
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: Minor 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

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

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 400
Explanation WKAR-TV is a relatively small public television station and has an engineering staff of three people, responsible for the studio and transmitter operations and maintenance, and the maintenance of the WKAR-AM, WKAR-FM, and co-owned W233CH and WDBM-FM trans
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 Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
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 Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 1
NEPA Section 106 environmental review No
Environmental Assessment No
ASR Modification Yes
FAA Consultation (including preparation of FAA Form 7460) Yes
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 No
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements Yes
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 Yes
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? 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

Construction

Remodel of space in building housing transmitter to accommodate new transmitters and mask filter

Electrical Work

Required electrical modifications to accommodate new transmitter.

Security Services

On-site security to protect transmission line and antenna from theft or damage after delivery and prior to installation.

Staff Time

Administrative Staff Time for requisitions, payments and reimbursement related to repack

Staff Time

Engineering Staff overtime related to repack specific tasks

Installation supplies

Various supplies needed for new transmission line, antenna and transmitter

Cost Information

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Transmitters

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $1,396,800.00 $1,327,400.00 N/A $1,029,645.00 N/A
Total for all systems $2,838,508.13 $2,590,504.93 N/A $1,791,982.17 N/A
Primary Transmitter PRLX U12 D33 $698,400.00 $663,700.00 $514,822.50
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt $14,400.00 $13,700.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 14.2 - 20 kW $684,000.00 $650,000.00 N/A $514,822.50 Reimbursement for purchase of new Main transmitter
Auxiliary Transmitter PRLX U12 D33 $698,400.00 $663,700.00 $514,822.50
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 14.2 - 20 kW $684,000.00 $650,000.00 N/A $514,822.50 Reimbursement for purchase of new Auxiliary transmitter
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt $14,400.00 $13,700.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 14.2 - 20 kW

Component Description:
System, WKAR PRLX U12 D33 QOS-1000RT Precision Monitoring System Delivery Disposal of Packaging Spare Parts Option Spare Power Supplies Spare Power Amplifier
Amount:
$25,741.13

Component Description:
System, WKAR PRLX U12 D33 QOS-1000RT Precision Monitoring System Delivery Disposal of Packaging Spare Parts Option Spare Power Supplies Spare Power Amplifier
Amount:
$180,187.87

Component Description:
System, WKAR PRLX U12 D33 QOS01000RT Precision Monitoring System, Delivery, Disposal of Packaging, Spare Parts Option, Spare Power Supplies and Spare Power Amplifier
Amount:
$308,893.50
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 14.2 - 20 kW

Component Description:
System, WKAR PRLX U12 D33 QOS-1000RT Precision Monitoring System Delivery Disposal of Packaging Spare Parts Options Spare Power Supplies Spare Power Amplifier
Amount:
$25,741.12

Component Description:
System, WKAR PRLX U12 D33 QOS-1000RT Precision Monitoring System Delivery Disposal of Packaging Spare Parts Options Spare Power Supplies Spare Power Amplifier
Amount:
$308,893.50

Component Description:
System, WKAR PRLX U12 D33 QOS-1000RT Precision Monitoring System Delivery Disposal of Packaging Spare Parts Options Spare Power Supplies Spare Power Amplifier
Amount:
$180,187.88
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt Information not provided.

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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 $532,310.00 $473,831.80 N/A $220,319.15 N/A
Total for all systems $2,838,508.13 $2,590,504.93 N/A $1,791,982.17 N/A
Primary Antenna ATC-BCE322C1-V1-33 $309,930.00 $294,400.00 $163,273.25
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna , elliptically or circularly polarized $289,500.00 $275,000.00 N/A $160,148.25 N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 N/A $3,125.00 Sweep test of main and auxilliary antennas.
Elbow complex, broadband, at antenna input, per 6 1/8. feedline (if needed) $13,700.00 $13,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Auxiliary Antenna SUM38001-1230ECW-8 $222,380.00 $179,431.80 $57,045.90
Side mount brackets for high power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) $23,150.00 $22,550.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 N/A $3,125.00 Sweep test of main and auxilliary antennas
UHF - Lower Power Side Mount, One Station antenna . medium power (50-200 kW), elliptically or circularly polarized $103,100.00 $73,165.90 N/A $49,770.90 This is an upgrade for our Auxiliary antenna. Cover letter is attached showing that original quote for replacement of existing. We are only asking for the comparable amount on the antenna plus freight charges.
UHF - Lower Power Side Mount, One station antenna - medium power (50-200 kW), horizontally polarized $89,400.00 $77,315.90 ***System Notice: Estimate adjusted and locked because line has been superseded.*** $4,150.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna , elliptically or circularly polarized

Component Description:
Credit due to Maxline canceled, not needed.
Amount:
($879.75)

Component Description:
Channel 33 Antenna, C-170 Pattern, W/Flash beacon & lightening protector, radome, h & v 25% polarity
Amount:
$161,028.00
Sweep test of existing antenna

Component Description:
RF System Measurement & Optimization of Main antenna
Amount:
$3,125.00
Elbow complex, broadband, at antenna input, per 6 1/8. feedline (if needed) Information not provided.
Side mount brackets for high power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) Information not provided.
Sweep test of existing antenna

Component Description:
RF System Measurement & Optimization of Auxiliary Antenna
Amount:
$3,125.00
UHF - Lower Power Side Mount, One Station antenna . medium power (50-200 kW), elliptically or circularly polarized

Component Description:
SUM38001-1230ECW-8 broadband panel TV UHF broadband elliptical polarization superpanel dual 3-1/8" input with cylindrical radome, side mount, 8 bay wide cardiod type 1230ECW
Amount:
$49,770.90
UHF - Lower Power Side Mount, One station antenna - medium power (50-200 kW), horizontally polarized

Component Description:
Installation service required to move FM antenna to make room for TV auxiliary antenna.
Amount:
$4,150.00

Component Description:
Auxiliary antenna and freight for auxiliary antenna
Amount:
$73,165.90

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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 $243,600.00 $232,050.00 N/A $185,982.94 N/A
Total for all systems $2,838,508.13 $2,590,504.93 N/A $1,791,982.17 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $243,600.00 $232,050.00 $185,982.94
Rigid Transmission Line - copper, 6 1/8" broadband $243,600.00 $232,050.00 N/A $185,982.94 N/A
Auxiliary Transmission Line $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Rigid Transmission Line - copper, 6 1/8" broadband

Component Description:
Transmission line, 6-1/8" 75 OHM, wideband (UHF Channels 14-40) Apprx. 1090' elbows, elbow complex, gas barriers, horizontal & vertical hangers, test adapters, variable matching networks
Amount:
$179,262.20

Component Description:
Transmission line components to connect mask filter to main antenna switch.
Amount:
$6,720.74

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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 $381,100.00 $279,760.00 N/A $252,212.00 N/A
Total for all systems $2,838,508.13 $2,590,504.93 N/A $1,791,982.17 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $381,100.00 $279,760.00 $252,212.00
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower $12,600.00 $17,760.00 Increase due to addition of physical inspection of tower. $17,760.00 N/A
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications $158,000.00 $15,000.00 N/A $10,000.00 Mats required by vendor to allow access to tower site for installation and removal of antenna feed lines.
Tall Tower (greater than 500') $210,500.00 $247,000.00 Increased cost is due to weather delays that were unexpected adding to the tower expense. $224,452.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower

Component Description:
Engineering services for the structural rigorous study for the 981-ft WKAR-FM/TV tower in Okemos, MI
Amount:
$9,251.25

Component Description:
Structural rigorous studey for 981 ft WKAR-FM/TV tower.
Amount:
$4,343.75

Component Description:
Structural engineering tower load study
Amount:
$2,480.00

Component Description:
Structural engineering tower load study
Amount:
$1,685.00
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications

Component Description:
Mats needed to access tower site
Amount:
$10,000.00
Tall Tower (greater than 500')

Component Description:
Installation & removal of antenna feed lines, plumb and tension tower.
Amount:
$199,752.00

Component Description:
Security service to keep the antennas and transmission line safe for vandalism or theft during overnight hours and weekends.
Amount:
$2,548.00

Component Description:
Weather delay charges for crew waiting to work on tower due to rain/thunderstorm and/or high winds.
Amount:
$13,000.00

Component Description:
Weather delay charges for crew waiting to work on tower due to rain/thunderstorm and/or high winds.
Amount:
$9,100.00

Component Description:
Security service to keep the antennas and transmission line safe for vandalism or theft during overnight hours and weekends.
Amount:
$2,555.00

Component Description:
Weather delay charges for crew waiting to work on tower due to rain/thunderstorm and/or high winds.
Amount:
$2,600.00

Component Description:
Security service to keep the antennas and transmission line safe for vandalism or theft during overnight hours and weekends.
Amount:
$2,548.00

Component Description:
Security service to keep the antennas and transmission line safe for vandalism or theft during overnight hours and weekends.
Amount:
$2,352.00

Component Description:
Security service to keep the antennas and transmission line safe for vandalism or theft during overnight hours and weekends.
Amount:
$2,548.00

Component Description:
Security service to keep the antennas and transmission line safe for vandalism or theft during overnight hours and weekends.
Amount:
$1,253.00

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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 $124,435.00 $117,750.00 N/A $5,325.00 N/A
Total for all systems $2,838,508.13 $2,590,504.93 N/A $1,791,982.17 N/A
Outside Professional Services $124,435.00 $117,750.00 $5,325.00
RF Exposure Measurements $21,050.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
FAA consultant, including cost of preparing FAA Form 7460 (Notice of Proposed Construction), if needed for height increase $2,105.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
ASR modification (prepare FCC Form 854) $2,105.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,680.00 $3,500.00 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
Attorney Fees - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application $4,210.00 $4,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $2,050.00 $1,500.00 N/A $450.00 N/A
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, License to Cover Application $1,580.00 $1,500.00 N/A $425.00 N/A
Project management of the transition $63,200.00 $60,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A $150.00 N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A $2,725.00 N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 N/A $975.00 N/A
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, Construction Permit Application $2,105.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,580.00 $1,500.00 N/A $600.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
RF Exposure Measurements Information not provided.
FAA consultant, including cost of preparing FAA Form 7460 (Notice of Proposed Construction), if needed for height increase Information not provided.
ASR modification (prepare FCC Form 854) Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization

Component Description:
Preparation of STA Application for Interim Ch. 33 Operation on Side-Mount antenna
Amount:
$300.00

Component Description:
Analysis of WKAR move to Early Phase of repack
Amount:
$150.00
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, License to Cover Application

Component Description:
Preparation of WKAR Auxililiary CP Application
Amount:
$425.00
Project management of the transition Information not provided.
Prepare and or review reimbursement form

Component Description:
1.0 hour for prepare and review reimbursement form 399
Amount:
$150.00
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development

Component Description:
.5 hour of perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development
Amount:
$75.00

Component Description:
Prepare engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development- 5 hours
Amount:
$750.00

Component Description:
components of engineering studies and maps for guidance for new antenna patterns
Amount:
$1,425.00

Component Description:
components of engineering studies and maps for guidance for new antenna patterns
Amount:
$475.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
6.5 hours for preparation of engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Application Permit
Amount:
$975.00
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application

Component Description:
Preparation of Application for License to Cover Ch 33 Construction permit
Amount:
$600.00

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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 $160,263.13 $159,713.13 N/A $98,498.08 N/A
Total for all systems $2,838,508.13 $2,590,504.93 N/A $1,791,982.17 N/A
Other Expenses $160,263.13 $159,713.13 $98,498.08
Installation supplies $1,545.00 $1,545.00 N/A N/A N/A
Staff Time $20,500.00 $20,500.00 N/A $5,374.59 N/A
Security Services $14,000.00 $14,000.00 N/A $13,804.00 N/A
Electrical Work $27,209.57 $27,209.57 Please see attached justification document and estimate $27,209.95 Job estimate was slightly off, perhaps due to rounding as difference is only $0.38
Construction $46,796.56 $46,796.56 Please see attached justification and estimate and letter explaining MSU IPF upcharges $46,796.54 N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $11,000.00 N/A $4,885.00 N/A
Non-zoning permits $1,000.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $31,462.00 $31,462.00 N/A $428.00 N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $1,000.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $100.00 $100.00 N/A N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $100.00 $100.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Installation supplies Information not provided.
Staff Time

Component Description:
Staff overtime to assist with WKAR repack transition.
Amount:
$5,374.59
Security Services

Component Description:
Provide security to protect transmission line and antenna from theft of vandalism nights and weekends prior to installation
Amount:
$2,352.00

Component Description:
Provide security to protect transmission line and antenna from theft of vandalism nights and weekends prior to installation
Amount:
$2,555.00

Component Description:
Security Service to protect transmission line and antenna from theft or vandalism at night & weekends prior to installation.
Amount:
$1,253.00

Component Description:
Provide security to protect transmission line and antenna from theft of vandalism nights and weekends prior to installation
Amount:
$2,548.00

Component Description:
Provide security to protect transmission line and antenna from theft of vandalism nights and weekends prior to installation
Amount:
$2,548.00

Component Description:
Provide security to protect transmission line and antenna from theft of vandalism nights and weekends prior to installation
Amount:
$2,548.00
Electrical Work

Component Description:
Electrical labor and supplies for supply 2 sets of 480 3 phase volt power feeds, one @80anmp adn 3 @20 amp/2 sets of 208 volt 20 amp for pump control power:
Amount:
$24,704.73

Component Description:
labor and materials for electrical work (120 volt circuit installation) and project management fee
Amount:
$1,516.76

Component Description:
Labor and materials for cut of thin copper ground ribbon @ 3 inch x 8 foot x 2 for electrical work for new transmitter
Amount:
$75.86

Component Description:
labor & materials for core boring of four holes for 2 1/2 inch sleeves for new transmitter water hoses
Amount:
$912.60
Construction

Component Description:
Design consultation for removal and replacement of loover system at Okemos FM/TV transmitter building for new transmitter
Amount:
$3,250.00

Component Description:
Asbestos abatement for removal and replacement of loover system at FM/TV transmitter building for new transmitter
Amount:
$1,027.98

Component Description:
Skilled trades construction reps time for plan review and inspection related to removal and replacement of loover system at Okemos FM/TV transmitter building for new transmitter.
Amount:
$339.49

Component Description:
Professional services from Infrastructure Planning & Facilities for removal and replacement of loover system at Okemos FM/TV transmitter building for new transmitter
Amount:
$1,750.00

Component Description:
Setup and moving of equipment for preparation for removal and replacement of loover system at Okemos FM/TV transmitter building for new transmitter
Amount:
$618.95

Component Description:
Labor and materials for construction work at Dobie Road FM/TV transmitter building to remove and replace loover system for new transmitter
Amount:
$35,500.00

Component Description:
Estimating & inspection of construction work at Dobie Rd. TV/FM transmitter building to remove and replace loover system
Amount:
$4,310.12
DTV Medical Facility Notification

Component Description:
Notification to medical facilities
Amount:
$4,885.00
Non-zoning permits Information not provided.
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value)

Component Description:
Roll off dumpster and landfill fee for disposal of debris from installation of new antenna and transmitter
Amount:
$428.00
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges Information not provided.
Equipment Storage Information not provided.
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change Information not provided.
MVPD Notification of Channel Change Information not provided.

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $2,838,508.13 $2,590,504.93 $1,791,982.17

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel. Yes
Construction of final facilities or all necessary modifications are complete. Yes
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.

Stephanie A DeClercq

Fiscal Officer


10/14/2019

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Final Allocation or Accounting Information 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 and represents that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material representations.

  2. The above-named entity acknowledges the submission of the information herein creates no obligation on the part of the government to pay any amount.

  3. The above-named entity certifies that all costs identified as "actual costs" herein accurately represent the costs actually paid by the above-named entity, including any discounts, refunds, or rebates.

  4. 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.

  5. The above-named entity acknowledges that overpayments or payments in error must be promptly refunded to the Commission.

  6. 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.

Stephanie A DeClercq

Fiscal Officer


10/14/2019

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