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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:
46727
Service:
LPT
Call Sign:
W20CS-D
Channel:
23 (UHF)
File Number:
0000089900
FRN:
0018223693
Eligibility Status:
Not Determined
Date Submitted:
11/14/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

GRAY TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC

4370 Peachtree Rd, NE

Atlanta, GA 30319

United States

+1 (701) 237-5211 Robert.Folliard@gray.tv Limited Liability Company

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

Samuel Hariton

Widelity

Samuel Hariton

4031 University Dr.

Suite 100

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

+1 (339) 222-8107 sam.hariton@widelity.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. Yes
Briefly describe transition plan W20CS-D is planning to purchase a new like-for-like transmitter and a like-for-like antenna. The transmission line will be reused. The existing tower will be used, with no reinforcements necessary.

Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 57476
Call Sign WPTZ
Type Commercial
Licensee Name Hearst Stations Inc.
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License PLATTSBURGH, NY
Pre-auction RF Channel 14
Post-auction RF Channel 14
Neilsen DMA Burlington-Plattsburgh
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 69952
Call Sign WVPS
Type Noncommercial Educational
Licensee Name VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License BURLINGTON, VT
Pre-auction RF Channel 300
Post-auction RF Channel
Neilsen DMA
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 46728
Call Sign WCAX-TV
Type Commercial
Licensee Name GRAY TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License BURLINGTON, VT
Pre-auction RF Channel 22
Post-auction RF Channel 20
Neilsen DMA Burlington-Plattsburgh
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 35232
Call Sign WEZF
Type Commercial
Licensee Name VOX AM/FM, LLC
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License BURLINGTON, VT
Pre-auction RF Channel 225
Post-auction RF Channel
Neilsen DMA
Network Affiliation

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 TTU20F/TUA100FA
Year 1998
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 25 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? No
Manufacturer
Model UAXTE-1
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity .1 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Re-tuning the existing main transmitter is not an option because the unit is end-of-life and not supported by the manufacturer.

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? No
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description minor electrical service upgrade
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? Yes
Type Cooling Only
Size Other
Other Size 1 tons
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

Antennas

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

Primary Antenna

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Existing Antenna Information

Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Purchase New
Antenna Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Owned
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? No
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Circular
Type Slotted Coaxial
ERP: 0.69 kW
Manufacturer
Model AL8O-20
Year 1999

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 Circular
Type Slotted Coaxial
ERP: 0.69 kW
Manufacturer
Model AL80-23-C
Year 2018
Justification for New Antenna The new antenna is required because the existing antenna was cut to frequency and cannot operate on the new channel.

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? No
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? No

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? No

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 Move Equipment
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Owned
Is this tower consider Complex? No
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? Yes
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) Yes
Others Types of Users No
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? No
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 43° 34' 04.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 073° 00' 30.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 196.19 feet
Support Structure Height 182.08 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 1290.01 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner Gray Television
Date Constructed 06/17/2016

FM, AM or TV radio broadcasters. Facility ID's, Call Signs and Services of other broadcast stations with whom the tower is shared

Facility ID Call Sign Service
69952 WVPS FM
35232 WEZF FM
57476 WPTZ DTV
46728 WCAX-TV DTV

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 254
Explanation W20CS-D requires the aid of outside project management services in order to fulfill the requirements of the repack. W20CS-D does not have sufficient resource capacity and expertise in house to handle all of the reimbursement filing, expense tracking, etc.
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 Yes
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 No
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
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 Yes
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change Yes
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? No
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 $18,745.00 $18,745.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $149,722.00 $164,835.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter UAXTE-1 $18,745.00 $18,745.00 $0.00
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter 50.001 - 150 Watts $13,750.00 $13,750.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other Electrical Service: minor electrical service upgrade $0.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other -- HVAC Service Type: C Size:1 (Other) $4,995.00 $4,995.00 Excel Plumbing & Heating Quote 05032019 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 $26,300.00 $26,300.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $149,722.00 $164,835.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Antenna AL80-23-C $26,300.00 $26,300.00 $0.00
UHF-Low Power, Side Mount, Slotted Coaxial, 0.69kW input, Circular $26,300.00 $26,300.00 Catalog Cost N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Transmission Line

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 $56,190.00 $56,190.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $149,722.00 $164,835.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $56,190.00 $56,190.00 $0.00
Tower Rigging Short Tower (less than 500') $56,190.00 $56,190.00 N/A N/A N/A

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 $42,082.00 $57,195.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $149,722.00 $164,835.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $42,082.00 $57,195.00 $0.00
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
Prepare Form 601 $755.00 $755.00 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
Project management of the transition $26,797.00 $41,910.00 See Widelity Strategic Support Quote N/A N/A
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form $1,710.00 $1,710.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for displacement application $1,800.00 $1,800.00 N/A N/A N/A
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

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 $6,405.00 $6,405.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $149,722.00 $164,835.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other Expenses $6,405.00 $6,405.00 $0.00
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $335.00 $335.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 Major change CP application $4,960.00 $4,960.00 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 $149,722.00 $164,835.00 $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.

Robert Folliard

Assistant Secretary


11/14/2019

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