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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:
139970
Service:
FX
Call Sign:
W256CW
File Number:
0000086484
FRN:
0003650157
Eligibility Status:
Not Determined
Date Submitted:
09/14/2020

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO

Doing Business As: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO

Joseph Tymecki

365 TROY AVE

COLCHESTER, VT 05446

United States

+1 (802) 654-4336 jtymecki@vpr.org Not-for-Profit

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

Joseph Tymecki

V.P. Technology

Vermont Public Radio

Joseph Tymecki

365 Troy Avenue

Colchester, VT 05454

United States

+1 (802) 654-4336 jtymecki@vpr.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. Yes
Briefly describe transition plan W256CW FCC ID# 139970 must relocate down the tower to make room for the new antenna of FCC ID# 69946 - WVER-DTV, Rutland, VT.

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 VS-300
Year 2012
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Model Type Analog
Solid State Power Capacity 0.33 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 VS-1
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Model Type Analog
Solid State Power capacity 1 kW
Justification for New Transmitter In order to replicate coverage in the new, lower antenna location, the ERP of FCC ID# 139970 - W256CW must be increased from 0.13 kW (TPO 0.336 kW) to 0.175 kW (TPO 0.423 kW). The next larger size Nautel transmitter is a VS-1.
Does the transmitter require the purchase of a new HD Importer? No
Does the transmitter require the purchase of a new HD Exporter? No

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? Yes
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 A 208 to 220 VAC electrical outlet is needed.
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
Other Transmitter-Related Expenses Does the replacement transmitter require a Remote Control? No
Does the replacement transmitter require an RDS Encoder? No
Does the replacement transmitter require Audio Processing? Yes
Audio Processing Analog Basic

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? 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 Move Equipment
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 Yes
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 1210439
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 43° 39' 31.4" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 073° 06' 23.6" W-
Overall Structure Height 310.04 feet
Support Structure Height 245.08 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 1975.04 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner Vermont ETV, Inc.
Date Constructed 03/06/2000

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
69946 WVER DTV
69953 WRVT FM
69943 WVTA DTV
65961 WEXP FM

Other Types of Users

Users
Internet
Cellular
2 Way Radio

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 Relocation

A tower crew is needed to move and re-terminate FCC# 139970 (W256CW) single bay antenna to a lower location away from where WVER-DTV's (FCC# 69946) post repack antenna's location.

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 97
Explanation W256CW does not have sufficient resource capacity and expertise in house to handle all activities necessary for completion of the station's build by the construction deadline. W256CW will hire an outside firm to facilitate a timely transition.
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services 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 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

Name Description

Structural Analysis

Structural analysis to verify new location of antenna keeps tower within EIA/TIA 222 rev. G compliance.

Attorney Fees for zoning, environmental impact,Vermont act 248a-250, historical preservation, etc.

Fees to cover work on zoning, environmental impact (Vermont act 248a/250), historical preservation, etc. as needed.

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 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? 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
1 pair IP-only Codecs for fiber, internet or IP microwave systems 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 $84,875.00 $11,500.00 N/A $6,576.00 N/A
Total for all systems $196,408.00 $57,576.20 N/A $19,264.30 N/A
Primary Transmitter VS-1 $84,875.00 $11,500.00 $6,576.00
Audio Processing - Analog basic $3,500.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Transmitter Installation $70,500.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other Electrical Service: A 208 to 220 VAC electrical outlet is needed. $1,100.00 $1,100.00 N/A N/A N/A
Air Cooled Solid State FM Transmitter 600 - 1000 Watts Analog $9,775.00 $8,400.00 N/A $6,576.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Audio Processing - Analog basic Information not provided.
Transmitter Installation Information not provided.
Other Electrical Service: A 208 to 220 VAC electrical outlet is needed. Information not provided.
Air Cooled Solid State FM Transmitter 600 - 1000 Watts Analog

Component Description:
FM Transmitter
Amount:
$6,576.00

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 $79,312.00 $5,662.00 N/A $1,750.00 N/A
Total for all systems $196,408.00 $57,576.20 N/A $19,264.30 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $79,312.00 $5,662.00 $1,750.00
Tower Rigging Short Tower (less than 500') $73,650.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Antenna Relocation $5,662.00 $5,662.00 N/A $1,750.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Tower Rigging Short Tower (less than 500') Information not provided.
Antenna Relocation

Component Description:
Translator application
Amount:
$1,750.00

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 $32,221.00 $40,414.20 N/A $10,938.30 N/A
Total for all systems $196,408.00 $57,576.20 N/A $19,264.30 N/A
Outside Professional Services $32,221.00 $40,414.20 $10,938.30
Attorney Fees for zoning, environmental impact,Vermont act 248a-250, historical preservation, etc. $4,000.00 $4,000.00 N/A $1,186.75 N/A
Structural Analysis $3,250.00 $3,250.00 N/A $3,250.00 N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $2,235.00 $4,657.20 Please see WVER Attorney STA Budget Justification cover letter N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of Lease and other matters for Shared Locations $1,280.00 $1,280.00 N/A $378.00 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
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,025.00 $3,025.00 N/A $162.00 N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,052.50 $1,052.00 N/A $948.00 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/ Review 399 reimbursement form $1,710.00 $1,710.00 N/A $540.00 N/A
Form 399 assistance or other Program Management costs $1,000.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare Form 601 $755.00 $755.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $10,233.50 $16,005.00 Please see Widelity Strategic Support Quote $4,473.55 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Attorney Fees for zoning, environmental impact,Vermont act 248a-250, historical preservation, etc.

Component Description:
Castleton Grandpa's Knob Antenna Reconfiguration
Amount:
$1,186.75
Structural Analysis

Component Description:
Structural and rigidity analysis
Amount:
$3,250.00
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of Lease and other matters for Shared Locations

Component Description:
Translator Displacement
Amount:
$324.00

Component Description:
Translator Displacement
Amount:
$54.00
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

Component Description:
Translator Displacement
Amount:
$162.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application

Component Description:
License to cover using FCC
Amount:
$948.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form

Component Description:
Translator Displacement
Amount:
$216.00

Component Description:
Translator Displacement
Amount:
$324.00
Form 399 assistance or other Program Management costs Information not provided.
Prepare Form 601 Information not provided.
Project management of the transition

Component Description:
Project management
Amount:
$2,230.00

Component Description:
Project Management
Amount:
$601.25

Component Description:
Project Management
Amount:
$1,642.30

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 $0.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $196,408.00 $57,576.20 N/A $19,264.30 N/A
Other Expenses $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $196,408.00 $57,576.20 $19,264.30

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. 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.

Joseph Tymecki

V.P. Engineering / CTO


09/14/2020

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.

Joseph Tymecki

V.P. Engineering / CTO


09/14/2020

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.

Joseph Tymecki

V.P. Engineering / CTO


09/14/2020

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