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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:
59488
Service:
LPD
Call Sign:
WHDT-LD
Channel:
4 (Low VHF)
File Number:
0000089807
FRN:
0005010053
Eligibility Status:
Eligible
Date Submitted:
06/09/2021

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Guenter Marksteiner

Doing Business As: GUENTER MARKSTEINER

PO Box 34990

Palm City, FL 34990

United States

+1 (857) 399-3319 MARKSTEINER@WHDT.NET Individual

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

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Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

Joseph L Snelson , Jr .

Technical Consultant

Meintel, Sgrignoli and Wallace

1282 Smallwood Drive

Suite 372

Waldorf, MD 20603

United States

+1 (281) 466-2080 joe.snelson@mswdtv.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 Station to install equipment and transition to repack channel. This will be a complex project by converting from UHF to VHF considering the size and location of the antenna. Antenna is in a downtown area and will require helicopter installation.

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 UHF 5 kW
Year 2015
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 5 kW

Primary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Manufacturer
Model Anywave 5KW
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 5 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Former transmitter is UHF and cannot be retuned to VHF.

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 Connection by licensed electrician from panel to transmitter.
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
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? 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
Mounting Top Mount
Antenna position in stack Top
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted Coaxial
ERP: 15.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model UHF Top Mount
Year 2014

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? No
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types
Mounting Top Mount
Antenna position in stack Top
Polarization Circular
Type Other
Other Antenna Type Low-Band VHF
ERP: 3.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TBD
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna Former antenna is UHF and won't support VHF operation.

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 6 1/8 inches inches
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

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? No
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Type Flexible Air
Diameter 3 inches
Number of parallel runs 3
Length 50 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? No
Type Flexible Air
Diameter 3 inches
Number of parallel runs 3
Length 50 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line VHF antenna requires a corporate feed comprised of multiple power dividers and tuned coaxial sections which are provided by the antenna manufacturer. It has been determined that the existing UHF end-fed system is incompatible and cannot be reuse.
Interior RF Systems Does the Installation of the Transmission Line require an additional or replacement Inside RF system including switching, patch panels, and dehydrators? Yes

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

VHF Mask Filter connections

Conversion from UHF to Band I VHF has changed the existing patch, load, and phasing systems. Reconstruction of the interior transmission system is required.

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 Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? Located on Building
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? 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? Yes
ASR Number 1031648
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 42° 21' 31.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 071° 03' 39.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 587.26 feet
Support Structure Height 564.30 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 59.05 feet
Structure Type BANT - Building with an Antenna
Tower Owner OBS REIT, LLC
Date Constructed 01/24/1997


Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

Section Question Response
Tower Rigging Costs Complex Tower Located on Building
Helicopter Services Required Are helicopter services required? Yes

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Structural Study

Structural Study required by building owner.

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 360
Explanation The antenna manufacturer and building owner require a structural analysis of the tower to determine if augmentation is needed to comply with current standards. The size and weight of the top-mounted VHF antenna requires supervised on-site assembly.
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 No
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 Yes
Additional Field Engineering Service No

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Legal Fees

Fees relating to channel change

Construction Management Services

On-site construction and engineering management, permit preparation, subcontractor supervision, antenna assembly

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 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)? 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
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 $176,000.00 $176,000.00 N/A $194,230.00 N/A
Total for all systems $893,854.50 $878,077.00 N/A $536,308.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter Anywave 5KW $176,000.00 $176,000.00 $194,230.00
Low VHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 5 kW $175,000.00 $175,000.00 N/A $194,230.00 Manufacturer will not warrant equipment without installing each of the items listed in the invoice. Invoice amount includes delivery expense to loading dock, but does not include rigging expense to deliver to building roof.
Other Electrical Service: Connection by licensed electrician from panel to transmitter. $1,000.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Low VHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 5 kW

Component Description:
VHF Transmitter and Mask Filter
Amount:
$194,230.00
Other Electrical Service: Connection by licensed electrician from panel to transmitter. 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 $218,030.00 $215,730.00 N/A $229,746.00 N/A
Total for all systems $893,854.50 $878,077.00 N/A $536,308.00 N/A
Primary Antenna TBD $218,030.00 $215,730.00 $229,746.00
Low VHF-Low Power, Top Mount, Other, 3.0kW input, Circular $200,000.00 $200,000.00 N/A $229,746.00 A top-mounted VHF antennas installed on a high office building costs more than the predetermined average antenna estimator. Load considerations must include annual icing and windage moments which are determined by structural engineering.
Elbow complex, single channel, at antenna input, per 6 1/8. feedline (if needed) $12,300.00 $10,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Sweep test of transmission line and antenna $5,730.00 $5,730.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
$0.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Low VHF-Low Power, Top Mount, Other, 3.0kW input, Circular

Component Description:
Down Payment Invoice for VHF antenna, transmission line, transmission line components.
Amount:
$229,746.00
Elbow complex, single channel, at antenna input, per 6 1/8. feedline (if needed) Information not provided.
Sweep test of transmission line and antenna Information not provided.
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 $33,172.00 $24,322.00 N/A $24,322.00 N/A
Total for all systems $893,854.50 $878,077.00 N/A $536,308.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $33,172.00 $24,322.00 $24,322.00
VHF Mask Filter connections $0.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Interior RF Systems: Inside RF system including switching, patch panels and dehydrators $24,322.00 $24,322.00 N/A $24,322.00 N/A
Flexible Air Transmission Line - dielectric, 3" $8,850.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
VHF Mask Filter connections Information not provided.
Interior RF Systems: Inside RF system including switching, patch panels and dehydrators

Component Description:
Invoice subtotal for transmission line and related components.
Amount:
$24,322.00
Flexible Air Transmission Line - dielectric, 3"

Component Description:
Cost of transmission line is included.
Amount:
N/A

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 $290,000.00 $290,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $893,854.50 $878,077.00 N/A $536,308.00 N/A
Primary Tower BANT $290,000.00 $290,000.00 $0.00
Structural Study $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Tower Helicopter Lift $285,000.00 $285,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Complex Tower (includes, e.g., towers with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $0.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00 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 $159,357.50 $155,190.00 N/A $88,010.00 N/A
Total for all systems $893,854.50 $878,077.00 N/A $536,308.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $159,357.50 $155,190.00 $88,010.00
Construction Management Services $88,010.00 $88,010.00 N/A $88,010.00 N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,577.50 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,025.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $37,980.00 $37,980.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,052.50 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $2,102.50 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for displacement application $1,800.00 $9,000.00 No UHF channels were available. An exhaustive study was needed to find a channel. N/A N/A
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form $1,710.00 $1,700.00 N/A N/A N/A
Legal Fees $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
RF Exposure Measurements $12,100.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Construction Management Services

Component Description:
On-site project management, engineering services, antenna installation and assembly oversight.
Amount:
$88,010.00
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Project management of the transition Information not provided.
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 Information not provided.
Perform engineering study for displacement application Information not provided.
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form Information not provided.
Legal Fees Information not provided.
RF Exposure Measurements 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 $17,295.00 $16,835.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $893,854.50 $878,077.00 N/A $536,308.00 N/A
Other Expenses $17,295.00 $16,835.00 $0.00
Equipment Storage $6,000.00 $6,000.00 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
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 Major change CP application $4,960.00 $4,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $3,000.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $3,000.00 $3,000.00 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 $893,854.50 $878,077.00 $536,308.00

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. 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.

GUENTER MARKSTEINER

LICENSEE


06/09/2021

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Actual Cost Documentation Statements

WILLFUL FALSE, FRAUDULENT, OR FICTITIOUS STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISIONMENT (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 AND/OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENTS COULD SUBJECT THIS ENTITY TO LIABILITY UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 31, SECTIONS 3729-3733).

  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.

  2. The above-named entity certifies that the statements in this form and attached documentation are true, complete, and correct.

  3. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material representations.

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

  5. 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 (full power and Class A stations) and/or otherwise modify a television station’s facility as a result of the spectrum repack (LPTV/TV Translator stations); or to minimize service disruption resulting from a repacked television station (FM stations); or to continue to carry the signal of a broadcaster that changes channels (MVPD) .

  6. 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.

  7. The above-named entity certifies that the cost information/documents submitted reflect costs actually incurred.

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

  9. The above-named entity certifies that it is in full compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations and governmental requirements for which compliance is a prerequisite 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.

GUENTER MARKSTEINER

LICENSEE


06/09/2021

Attachments

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