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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:
7631
Service:
FM
Call Sign:
KNDE
File Number:
0000086434
FRN:
0021964036
Eligibility Status:
Eligible
Date Submitted:
07/21/2020

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE CORPORATION

Doing Business As: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE CORPORATION

Ben Downs

PO Box 3248

BRYAN, TX 77805

United States

+1 (979) 695-9595 ben@bryanbroadcasting.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

The Preparer is same as the reimbursement contact.

 

 

 

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 The KNDE auxiliary site is presently analog only. A new digital capable transmitter will be required to continue digital operation while the main transmitter cannot be used.

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 FM3000 DS
Year 1972
Type Other Type
Other Transmitter Type Tube
Power Capacity 3 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 GV 5D
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Model Type Hybrid
Solid State Power capacity 4.5 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Existing aux transmitter will not transmit digital subchannels.
Does the transmitter require the purchase of a new HD Importer? Yes
Does the transmitter require the purchase of a new HD Exporter? Yes

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Other Transmitter Costs Does the transmitter installation require an Additional Exciter? No
Does the transmitter installation require any additional transmitter installation costs? No
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 Yes
Size 2 inches
Length 30.0 feet
Other Electrical Service No
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? Yes
Type Cooling Only
Size 5 tons
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Other Transmitter-Related Expenses Does the replacement transmitter require a Remote Control? No
Does the replacement transmitter require an RDS Encoder? Yes
Does the replacement transmitter require Audio Processing? Yes
Audio Processing Analog/HD Upgraded

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Nautel Protector

AC line surge protection unit

coax connectors

90 elbow connector

Antennas

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Section Question Response
Antenna Related Expenses Do you have antenna related expenses? No

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 Modify Existing
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Owned
Is this tower consider Complex? No
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? No
Is tower documented for structural analysis? Unknown
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Unknown
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1053752
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 30° 37' 57.1" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 096° 21' 27.8" W-
Overall Structure Height 145.01 feet
Support Structure Height 145.01 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 350.06 feet
Structure Type NNTANN - Antenna Tower Array - 1st N = #
Tower Owner Bryan Broadcasting Corporation
Date Constructed 01/01/1997


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: 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

Name Description

Antenna Installation

tower climbing service for installation of 11 GHz antennas.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Section Question Response
Outside Project Management Services Do you require outside project management services? No
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Prepare engineering section of Form FCC Construction Permit Application 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 No
Prepare Form 601 Yes
Attorney and Other Outside Consulting Services Prepare and file Form FCC Construction Permit Application 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 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 Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements No
Additional Field Engineering Service Yes
Number of Days 5
Justification The STL Dish is mounted on a tower which is part of a diplexed AM station directional array for KZNE (7632) and KWBC (40912) requiring impedance measurements and partial proof measurements on KZNE's night pattern and monitor point measurements of KWBC

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Shipping and installation

properly locate transmitter in building

Other Expenses

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Section Question Response
AM Pattern Disturbance Is an Impact Study needed? No
Is Remediation needed? Yes
Permit and Filing Costs FCC Construction Permit Major Change 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)? 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 Yes
New Point to Point Microwave System Yes
Type 6/11 GHz Licensed Part 101
1 pair IP-only Codecs for fiber, internet or IP microwave systems Yes

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 $80,680.00 $89,801.72 N/A $80,057.72 N/A
Total for all systems $219,490.00 $183,626.22 N/A $116,301.98 N/A
Primary Transmitter GV 5D $80,680.00 $89,801.72 $80,057.72
coax connectors $300.00 $300.00 to make connection from existing coax to transmitter $0.00 N/A
Nautel Protector $1,150.00 $1,150.00 Surge Suppressor for transmitter power $1,895.00 Includes Surge protector component Includes UPS interface component
Audio Processing - Analog /HD upgraded $11,000.00 $13,700.00 Omnia 9 provides processing for all analog and HD channels in one unit. Instead of three separate processors, this is three processors in one combination unit. This is the less expensive way of purchasing three processors: Analog-HD1, and HD2 and HD3 $12,461.00 Actual price of processor with analog and digital section along with additional channels for HD2, HD3. Discount invoice from vendor is incentive price.
Other Transmitter-Related Expenses RDS Encoder $1,750.00 $1,750.00 N/A $540.00 This is below the cost estimate
5 Ton system $20,250.00 $12,671.72 Air Conditioning Contractor is responsible for any additional electrical work required. $12,671.72 There was a need for electrical work but all work was done by the air conditioner vendor and billed on the single invoice.
Air Cooled Solid State FM Transmitter 3.5 - 6 kW Hybrid $40,350.00 $49,850.00 Bid Price From Nautel $43,800.00 actual invoice cost from vendor
2" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $780.00 $780.00 N/A N/A N/A
HD Importer $2,550.00 $4,800.00 Actual Bid Price from Nautel $4,345.00 This invoice combined the price of the Exporter /Importer. To make the cost match this form, I split the Exporter / Importer cost in half to match Form 399's listing them separately.
HD Exporter $2,550.00 $4,800.00 Actual bid price from Nautel $4,345.00 This invoice combined the price of the Exporter /Importer. To make the cost match this form, I split the Exporter / Importer cost in half to match Form 399's listing them separately.

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
coax connectors Information not provided.
Nautel Protector

Component Description:
Nautel Surge Suppressor
Amount:
$1,105.00

Component Description:
UPS Surge Suppressor interface
Amount:
$790.00
Audio Processing - Analog /HD upgraded

Component Description:
Credit from GBS
Amount:
($1,284.00)

Component Description:
Audio processor for analog plus optional upgrades for HD1, HD2, HD3
Amount:
$13,745.00
Other Transmitter-Related Expenses RDS Encoder

Component Description:
Part of 'other transmitter parts'. This is needed to connect the Nautel transmitter to the existing remote control system.
Amount:
$540.00
5 Ton system

Component Description:
Air Conditioning for Nautel transmitter shelter
Amount:
$12,671.72
Air Cooled Solid State FM Transmitter 3.5 - 6 kW Hybrid

Component Description:
Transmitter Only
Amount:
$43,800.00
2" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) Information not provided.
HD Importer

Component Description:
This invoice combined the price of the Exporter /Importer. To make the cost match this form, I split the Exporter / Importer cost in half to match Form 399's listing them separately.
Amount:
$4,345.00
HD Exporter

Component Description:
Nautel Multicast Plus: this amount is half the cost of combined importer/exporter to match form 399 listing.
Amount:
$4,345.00

Cost Information

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Antennas

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 $77,650.00 $44,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $219,490.00 $183,626.22 N/A $116,301.98 N/A
Primary Tower NNTANN $77,650.00 $44,000.00 $0.00
Antenna Installation $3,000.00 $3,000.00 Estimate for additional coaxial hanger installation N/A N/A
Tower Rigging Short Tower (less than 500') $73,650.00 $40,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications $1,000.00 $1,000.00 Mounting Bracket at top of tower $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 $12,060.00 $12,415.00 N/A $6,834.76 N/A
Total for all systems $219,490.00 $183,626.22 N/A $116,301.98 N/A
Outside Professional Services $12,060.00 $12,415.00 $6,834.76
Additional Field Engineering Service, 5 Days $4,595.00 $4,595.00 Bridging and Field Strength Measurement as required by FCC Rules for nearby AM stations KZNE and KWBC N/A N/A
Shipping and installation $3,500.00 $3,500.00 N/A $3,014.51 This is below the predetermined cost estimate of $3500.
Prepare Form 601 $755.00 $1,110.00 FCC filing fees for bidirectional microwave system $1,110.00 These are the FCC filing fees for a bidirectional microwave system.
Form 399 assistance or other Program Management costs $1,500.00 $1,500.00 N/A $1,211.25 Total Legal Fees. Very close to estimated amount.
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form $1,710.00 $1,710.00 N/A $1,499.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Additional Field Engineering Service, 5 Days Information not provided.
Shipping and installation

Component Description:
Freight for invoice 516476
Amount:
$2,000.00

Component Description:
Shipping costs that were advanced by Giesler Broadcast Supply for the Moseley 11GHz STL system
Amount:
$1,014.51

Component Description:
shipping consolidated
Amount:
N/A
Prepare Form 601

Component Description:
FCC Filing Fee
Amount:
$555.00

Component Description:
FCC Filing Fee
Amount:
$555.00
Form 399 assistance or other Program Management costs

Component Description:
Legal Fees
Amount:
$736.25

Component Description:
Legal Fees
Amount:
$332.50

Component Description:
legal fees
Amount:
$142.50
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form

Component Description:
Legal Fees
Amount:
$692.00

Component Description:
Legal Fees
Amount:
$807.00

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 $49,100.00 $37,409.50 N/A $29,409.50 N/A
Total for all systems $219,490.00 $183,626.22 N/A $116,301.98 N/A
Other Expenses $49,100.00 $37,409.50 $29,409.50
Point to Point Microwave (STL/ICR): 1 pair IP-only Codecs for fiber, internet or IP microwave systems $5,850.00 $0.00 Point to Point Microwave and Rincon codecs are bid as one item by the manufacturer, Mosley N/A N/A
Point to Point Microwave (STL/ICR): Frequency Coordination for Bi-Direction System $1,100.00 $4,009.50 The $1100 predetermined estimate appears to be licensing fees and not for actual frequency coordination. Attached is the actual invoice for coordination and filing. $4,009.50 I badly mis-estimated the cost of engineering and filing the form. As you can see by the attached invoice all appears to be in order. In my defense, it was my first foray into bidirectional systems.
New Point to Point Microwave System: 6/11 GHz Licensed Part 101 $28,500.00 $28,900.00 Point to Point Microwave System and Rincon Codecs are sold as one unit by Mosley. This is the bid from the manufacturer. $25,400.00 This is a package price that includes the codecs that are shown separately in cost estimate.
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $500.00 $500.00 N/A N/A N/A
AM Pattern Disturbance -- Remedy $13,150.00 $4,000.00 New capacitors and tuning to bring DA systems back into alignment $0.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Point to Point Microwave (STL/ICR): 1 pair IP-only Codecs for fiber, internet or IP microwave systems Information not provided.
Point to Point Microwave (STL/ICR): Frequency Coordination for Bi-Direction System

Component Description:
Coordination and application for new 11 GHz bidirectional STL
Amount:
$4,009.50
New Point to Point Microwave System: 6/11 GHz Licensed Part 101

Component Description:
Moseley radio and Rincon
Amount:
$25,400.00
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges Information not provided.
AM Pattern Disturbance -- Remedy Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $219,490.00 $183,626.22 $116,301.98

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel. No
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.

Ben Downs

Vice President


07/21/2020

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.

Ben Downs

Vice President


07/21/2020

Attachments

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