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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:
57827
Service:
FM
Call Sign:
WDEF-FM
File Number:
0000113442
FRN:
0001769991
Eligibility Status:
Eligible
Date Submitted:
05/08/2020

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Jackson Telecasters, Inc.

Amy Liz Pittenger

One Television Place

Charlotte, NC 28205

United States

+1 (704) 632-7227 apittenger@bahakel.com Corporation

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

[Confidential]

 

 

 


Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

M. Anne Swanson

Legal Counsel

Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

M. Anne Swanson

1800 M Street NW

Suite 800N

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 383-3342 Aswanson@wbklaw.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 WDEF-FM will be required to operate from an interim antenna on an adjacent tower while WDEF-TV completes repack on the main tower. Please see attached WDEF-FM Eligibility cover letter

Transmitters

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Section Question Response
Transmitter Related Expenses Do you have transmitter related expenses? No

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? No
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Circular
Type Cross Dipole
ERP: 97.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model SHP-6AC6
Year 2005

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 Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Circular
Type Cross Dipole
ERP: 23.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model LPX-4C
Year 2020
Justification for New Antenna WDEF-FM must use a new interim antenna on an adjacent tower while WDEF-TV completes TV repack. Antenna proposal includes transmission line and related hardware as a package. Form 399 did not provide an entry for "interim" antenna so it is entered here.

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? Yes
FM Band Pass Filters Do you require an FM band pass filter? No
Notch Filter Do you require a Notch filter? No
De-Icers Do you require De-Icers? No
Radomes Do you require Radomes? 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? 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 Air
Diameter 5 inches
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 575 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 1 5/8 inches
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 300 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line WDEF-FM must operate with an interim antenna and transmission line while WDEF-TV completes the TV repack. The cost of the transmission line and related components is included in the ERI quote as a package.
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
Does the Installation of the Transmission Line require additional or replacement Inside RF system elbows, fitting, hangers, etc.? Yes

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)
Ownership Leased
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? Unknown
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Unknown
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1043736
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 35° 08' 06.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 085° 19' 25.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 639.76 feet
Support Structure Height 570.86 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 1907.79 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner WDEF-TV, Inc.
Date Constructed 01/01/1966

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
54385 WDEF-TV DTV

Primary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: No study needed
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: No 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 320
Explanation WDEF-FM does not have sufficient in-house resources for project management.
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Prepare engineering section of Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility No
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility No
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 1
Prepare Form 601 No
Attorney and Other Outside Consulting Services Prepare and file Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility No
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility No
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 1
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 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 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
1 pair IP-only Codecs for fiber, internet or IP microwave systems No

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Tennessee Sales Tax

Estimated costs for Tennessee Sales Tax.

Cost Information

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Transmitters

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 $13,630.00 $29,822.10 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $309,293.29 $315,585.39 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Antenna LPX-4C $13,630.00 $29,822.10 $0.00
Sweep test of existing antenna $5,730.00 $5,730.00 N/A N/A N/A
High Power 11 kW - 25 kW Circularly-polarized $7,900.00 $24,092.10 WDEF-FM requires an interim antenna system on an adjacent tower. Please see Eligibility cover letter and ERI Proposal cover letter. 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 $70,408.29 $60,508.29 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $309,293.29 $315,585.39 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $70,408.29 $60,508.29 $0.00
Flexible Air Transmission Line - dielectric, 1 5/8" $9,900.00 $0.00 Please see ERI Proposal Cover Letter N/A N/A
Interior RF Systems: Inside RF system including switching, patch panels and dehydrators $26,509.35 $26,509.35 Please see SCMS quote cover letter. N/A N/A
Interior RF Systems: Elbows, fitting, hangers, etc. $33,998.94 $33,998.94 Please see SCMS quote cover letter. 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 $157,750.00 $157,750.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $309,293.29 $315,585.39 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $157,750.00 $157,750.00 $0.00
Tower Rigging Tall Tower (greater than 500') $157,750.00 $157,750.00 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 $46,265.00 $46,265.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $309,293.29 $315,585.39 N/A $0.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $46,265.00 $46,265.00 $0.00
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $2,235.00 $2,235.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of Lease and other matters for Shared Locations $1,280.00 $1,280.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $1,280.00 $1,280.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $33,760.00 $33,760.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form $1,710.00 $1,710.00 N/A N/A N/A
Form 399 assistance or other Program Management costs $6,000.00 $6,000.00 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 $21,240.00 $21,240.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $309,293.29 $315,585.39 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other Expenses $21,240.00 $21,240.00 $0.00
Tennessee Sales Tax $7,900.00 $7,900.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 minor change CP application $200.00 $200.00 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 $12,500.00 $12,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Special Temporary Authorization request $305.00 $305.00 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 $309,293.29 $315,585.39 $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.

Amy Liz Pittenger

Executive Vice President


05/08/2020

Attachments

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