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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:
73226
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WLS-TV
Channel:
44 (UHF)
File Number:
0000028376
FRN:
0003471315
Date Submitted:
07/12/2017

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WLS TELEVISION, INC.

Doing Business As: WLS TELEVISION, INC.

John W. Zucker

77 W 66TH ST FL 16

NEW YORK, NY 10023

United States

+1 (212) 456-7777 john.w.zucker@abc.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. Yes
Briefly describe transition plan Please see attached WLS Description of Transition Plan exhibit

Transmitters

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Section Question Response
Transmitter Related Expenses Do you have transmitter related expenses? Yes

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Existing Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Hancock Auxiliary site
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model DHD120P2 Diamond
Year 2002
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 30 kW

Auxiliary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Manufacturer
Model ULXTE-50
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 31.7 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Our existing Harris Diamond solid state transmitter on Channel 44 cannot be retuned to our new Channel 22 assignment.

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) Yes
Power 300 kVA
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 2.00 inches
Length 130.0 feet
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Emergency 480VAC 3 phase plus neutral run to 93rd floor transmitter room from 97th floor power distribution room in the John Hancock Building
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type N/A
Size N/A
Other Size N/A
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size N/A
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed? N/A
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed? N/A
Is additional field engineering time needed? N/A
Number of Days N/A

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Partial demolition of existing space

This covers the cost of removal of the old Transmitter equipment and related equipment

Plumbing work

The new transmitter has liquid cooling and needs hookup and pumps to building condenser water

Primary Transmitter

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Add Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model PWR90D3 Power CD
Year 2012
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Three
Power Capacity 90 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 ULXTE-150
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 92.8 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Please see attached justification of costs

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) Yes
Transformer (480V) Yes
Power 500 kVA
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 4.0 inches
Length 240.0 feet
Other Electrical Service No
Description N/A
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? Yes
Type Cooling Only
Size Other
Other Size 40 tons
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? Yes
Size 2500.0 square feet
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed? N/A
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed? N/A
Is additional field engineering time needed? N/A
Number of Days N/A

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Demolition of existing transmitter space

This covers the cost of demolition of existing transmitter space and disposal of old transmitter and equipment

Antennas

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

Auxiliary Antenna

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Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Retune Existing
Antenna Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Hancock Auxiliary Site Antenna
Ownership Leased
Owner American Tower
Site N/A
Is this antenna currently shared with any other stations? Yes
Is this antenna directional? Yes
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 4
Number of Panels 24
Design power capacity in use 100.0 %
Lower Limit 488.00 MHz
Upper Limit 698.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 1000.0 kW
Manufacturer Dielectric
Model TUF-C4-12/48U-2BR
Year 2004

Facility ID's and Call Signs of all stations with whom the antenna is shared.

Facility ID Call Sign
73226 WLS-TV
12498 WGBO-DT
47905 WMAQ-TV
72115 WGN-TV

Auxiliary Antenna

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Adjustment to Existing Antenna

Section Question Response
Sweep Test of Existing Antenna Do you need a sweep test of existing antenna? No

Auxiliary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Combiner for Shared Antenna Do you need a Combiner for a Shared Antenna? Yes
Type Additional Module
Number of channels supported 4
Frequencies of channels supported Upper and lower frequency
Frequency 488.0 MHz - 698.0 MHz

Auxiliary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Combiner Installation

Labor and Materials to install Channel 22 filter

RF Project Management

RF project management at the John Hancock Center

Auxiliary Antenna

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Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Purchase New
Antenna Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Willis Aux Antenna
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is this antenna currently shared with any other stations? Yes
Is this antenna directional? Yes
Is antenna in operating condition? No
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Elliptical
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 3
Number of Panels 24
Design power capacity in use 100.0 %
Lower Limit 488.00 MHz
Upper Limit 608.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 700.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model PHP24C
Year 2012

Facility ID's and Call Signs of all stations with whom the antenna is shared.

Facility ID Call Sign
10981 WCPX-TV
32334 WJYS
73226 WLS-TV

Auxiliary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Willis Aux Antenna
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Is antenna shared? Yes
Is antenna directional? Yes
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types Class Full Power
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Elliptical
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 2
Number of Panels/Bays 24
Lower Limit 488.00 MHz
Upper Limit 608.00 MHz
Design power capacity in use 100.0 %
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 700.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model PEPL-24C
Year 2018
Justification for New Antenna Please see Cost Justification Exhibit attachment

Auxiliary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Combiner for Shared Antenna Do you need a Combiner for a Shared Antenna? Yes
Type New
Number of channels supported 2
Frequencies of channels supported Upper and lower frequency
Frequency 488.0 MHz - 608.0 MHz
Do you need a combiner output splitter/switcher for dual feed lines? No
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? No
Broadband or Single Channel? N/A
Feed Line Size N/A
Side Mount Brackets Do you require the separate purchase of side mount brackets for a high power antenna? Yes
Pattern Scatter Analysis Do you require separate purchase of pattern scatter analysis for a side mount high or medium power antenna? Yes
Sweep Test Do you require the sweep testing of transmission line and antenna? Yes

Auxiliary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Antenna Commissioning

RFS-Loney

East Pole transmission line removal

Remove transmission line

RFR measurements

Post installation

Antenna Delivery

Delivery from ISI to Willis

NE Pole decommissioning

Engineering

Combiner Delivery

Delivery from ISI to Willis Tower

Combiner Reconfiguration Labor

Reconfiguration of existing combiner

Combiner Room Construction WEST

Prepping space for new Combiner on floor 100 at Willis

NE Pole decommissioning lift

Helicopter lift removal

Permitting

City of Chicago

RF Safety Coordibnatio

For antenna and line installation

Combiner Room Construction EAST

Construction of existing combiner room where existing combiners will be removed

Combiner Freight

From Australia to ISI

Cylinder entry port Restoration

Restoring the East Cylinder

NE Pole Prep work

Prep for removal

East Pole material disposal

Scrap

Equipment Storage

ISI storage

Combiner Commissioning

RFS-Loney

Radome modifications

Design and fabrication

Antenna Installation

No helicopter lift

RF Safety coordination NE Pole

NE Pole decommissioning

outside project management

Project managers at Willis

Antenna Freight

From Australia to ISI

Primary Antenna

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Existing Antenna Information

Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Purchase New
Antenna Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
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? Yes
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Top Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Elliptical
Type Slotted Coaxial
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 1000.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU 19ETT/VP -R S140
Year 2012

Primary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Is antenna shared? No
Is antenna directional? Yes
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types Class Full Power
Mounting Top Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Elliptical
Type Slotted Coaxial
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels/Bays N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 700.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-15ETT/VP-R S140 Directional Antenna
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna Our present antenna is a Dielectric channel 44 antenna that cannot be retuned to our new channel 22 assignment.

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Combiner for Shared Antenna Do you need a Combiner for a Shared Antenna? No
Type
Number of channels supported N/A
Frequencies of channels supported N/A
Frequency N/A
Do you need a combiner output splitter/switcher for dual feed lines? N/A
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? Yes
Broadband or Single Channel? Single Channel
Feed Line Size 8 3/16 inches inches
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

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Antenna Storage

The new antenna needs to be on site early to meet the FCC timeline

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 Utilize Existing
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
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 Dielectric
Type Rigid
Diameter 8 3/16 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length Other
Other Segment Length 10 feet
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 480 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Modification of rigid line

Modification of main antenna 8 3/16' rigid transmission line at Willis transmitter site

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Existing Transmission Line

Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Utilize Existing
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Hancock Auxilliary Site
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
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 Dielectric
Type Rigid
Diameter 4 1/16 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length Other
Other Segment Length 10 feet
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 160 feet per run

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Hancock Auxiliary Site

Modification of existing transmission line to accommodate new transmitter and new combiner configuration

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use willis Aux Antenna
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is this transmission currently shared with any other stations? Yes
Is Transmission Line in operating condition? No
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Type Rigid
Diameter 6 1/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length Other
Other Segment Length 10 feet
Number of parallel runs 2
Length 485 feet per run

Facility ID's and Call Signs of all stations with whom the transmission line is shared.

Facility ID Call Sign
32334 WJYS
10981 WCPX-TV
73226 WLS-TV

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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New Transmission Line

Section Question Response
New Transmission Line Costs Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Willis Aux Antenna
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Type Rigid
Diameter 6 1/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length Other
Other Segment Length 10 feet
Number of parallel runs 2
Length 400 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line The existing transmission line needs to be replaced to feed the new Willis Aux antenna from the new shared Combiner due to the repack work at Willis

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Transmission Line installation

Mix of day and night work

Internal Transmission line

To Combiner. With Parts

Transmission Line Mounts

Design and Fabrication

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

Auxiliary Tower

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Existing Tower

Section Question Response
Existing Tower Description Type of change Modify Existing
Tower Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Hancock Aux Antenna
Ownership Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? Located on Building
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 1009012
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 41° 53' 56.1" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 087° 37' 23.2" W-
Overall Structure Height 1505.89 feet
Support Structure Height 1206.35 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 592.84 feet
Structure Type BTWR - Building with Tower
Tower Owner SpectraSite Communications, LLC. through American Towers, LLC.
Date Constructed 12/05/2002

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
35092 WOCK-CD DTV
35101 WOCH-CD DTV
47905 WMAQ-TV DTV
60539 WXFT-DT DTV
72115 WGN-TV DTV
12498 WGBO-DT DTV
12279 WYCC DTV

Auxiliary 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

Auxiliary 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? No

Auxiliary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Auxiliary Tower

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Existing Tower

Section Question Response
Existing Tower Description Type of change Modify Existing
Tower Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Willis Auxiliary Antenna
Ownership Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? Located on Building
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? No
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1032960
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 41° 52' 44.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 087° 38' 08.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 1722.09 feet
Support Structure Height 1435.35 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 595.14 feet
Structure Type BMAST - Building with Mast
Tower Owner 233 Broadcast, LLC
Date Constructed 09/30/2012

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
10802 WTTW DTV
168662 WMEU-CD DTV
22211 WFLD DTV
32334 WJYS DTV
71425 WWME-CD DTV
9617 WBBM-TV DTV
70119 WSNS-TV DTV
47905 WMAQ-TV DTV
10981 WCPX-TV DTV
71428 WCIU-TV DTV
66978 WEDE-CD DTV
9613 WBBM-FM FM
48772 WPWR-TV DTV
74178 WKSC-FM FM
53971 WEBG FM
51165 WGCI-FM FM
10801 WFMT FM
72115 WGN-TV DTV
73228 WLS-FM FM
71283 WCFS-FM FM
70042 WLIT-FM FM
6377 WTMX FM

Auxiliary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: Study needed for documented tower
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: Serious Reinforcements needed

Auxiliary 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? No

Auxiliary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Primary Tower

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Existing Tower

Section Question Response
Existing Tower Description Type of change Modify Existing
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? Located on Building
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? No
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1032960
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 41° 52' 44.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 087° 38' 08.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 1722.09 feet
Support Structure Height 1435.35 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 595.14 feet
Structure Type BMAST - Building with Mast
Tower Owner 233 Broadcast, LLC
Date Constructed 09/30/2012

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
71283 WCFS-FM FM
9613 WBBM-FM FM
70042 WLIT-FM FM
74178 WKSC-FM FM
6377 WTMX FM
53971 WEBG FM
10802 WTTW DTV
51165 WGCI-FM FM
10801 WFMT FM
22211 WFLD DTV
47905 WMAQ-TV DTV
48772 WPWR-TV DTV
66978 WEDE-CD DTV
168662 WMEU-CD DTV
10981 WCPX-TV DTV
70119 WSNS-TV DTV
9617 WBBM-TV DTV
71425 WWME-CD DTV
32334 WJYS DTV
71428 WCIU-TV DTV
72115 WGN-TV DTV
73228 WLS-FM FM

Primary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: Study needed for documented tower
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: Serious Reinforcements needed

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

Remove Channel 44 antenna

Helicopter lifts to remove channel 44 antenna and damper assembly at 1700'

Install channel 22 antenna

Helicopter lifts to install channel 22 antenna at 1700'

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 100
Explanation Willis tower RF management services for Main antenna replacement requiring at least 4 helicopter lifts. WIllis Tower RF management services for Aux antenna modifications and filter. Hancock site RF management services for combiner mods and filter.
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 2
Do you have Distributed Transmission System engineering services? N/A
Critical Facility N/A
Terrain-Shielded Facility N/A
Attorney and Other Outside Consulting Services Prepare and file Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 2
NEPA Section 106 environmental review No
Environmental Assessment No
ASR Modification No
FAA Consultation (including preparation of FAA Form 7460) No
Negotiation of Lease and other Matter for Shared Locations Yes
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement Yes
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless providers Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study Yes
RF exposure measurements No
Additional Field Engineering Service No
Number of Days N/A
Justification N/A

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Legal advice re Reimbursement Process

Review and provide guidance on completion of form 399 including research and advice on eligibility of WLS reimburseable expenses, drafting cost justification document and requirements regarding reimbursable legal expenses and required backup support

Structural analysis of new Channel 22 antenna

Vortex study of new antenna at top of East Mast and vetting of antenna mounts

Outsult RF Consulting Engineering Services

Outside RF consulting services at John Hancock

Other Expenses

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Section Question Response
AM Pattern Disturbance Is an Impact Study needed? No
Is Remediation needed? No
Facility Expenses Name N/A
Other Distributed Transmission System Expenses Not listed N/A
Name N/A
Is Notification of a Medical Facility required as a result of DTV broadcasting? Yes
Permit and Filing Costs Local Zoning Yes
Non-zoning permits Yes
BLM or NFS Coordination 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)? 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
Does this relocation require the Development and Airing of an Announcement regarding an upcoming channel change? Yes
Does this relocation require MVPD Notification of a Channel Change? Yes

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Engineering management charge

This covers the cost of Engineering management for 16 weeks (640hrs at $150/hr)

Outside labor cost

this covers the labor cost of two electricians for 12 weeks (960hours @$120/hr)

Hancock non dormant charges

Switching to Hancock site for more than 24 hours/month triggers a rent increase. We anticipate 3 months of $25k/m increase due to repack overnight work at Willis

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 $5,039,022.00 $5,068,753.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $11,549,767.29 $8,946,961.75 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter ULXTE-150 $3,752,342.00 $3,783,873.00 $0.00
Demolition of existing transmitter space $233,000.00 $233,000.00 See attached cost justification exhibit N/A N/A
Other -- Building Addition Size: 2500.0 $618,742.00 $618,742.00 See attached cost justification exhibit N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 86.8 . 106 kW $2,630,000.00 $2,665,831.00 See attached cost justification exhibit N/A N/A
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp $38,200.00 $36,300.00 Catalog price estimate N/A N/A
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 500 KVA $48,400.00 $46,000.00 catalog price estimate N/A N/A
4.0" Rigid Conduit and Wiring $24,000.00 $24,000.00 catalog price estimate N/A N/A
Other -- HVAC Service Type: C Size:40 (Other) $160,000.00 $160,000.00 X2 Catalog price of $80,000.00 for 20 Ton HVAC N/A N/A
Auxiliary Transmitter ULXTE-50 $1,286,680.00 $1,284,880.00 $0.00
2.00" Rigid Conduit and Wiring $9,100.00 $9,100.00 Catalog price estimate N/A N/A
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 300 KVA $36,800.00 $35,000.00 Catalog price estimate N/A N/A
Other Electrical Service: Emergency 480VAC 3 phase plus neutral run to 93rd floor transmitter room from 97th floor power distribution room in the John Hancock Building $65,000.00 $65,000.00 Estimate for 250' run and Disconnect N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 31.7 kW $1,130,780.00 $1,130,780.00 $ 1032676.00 transmitter + IL 9.5% tax $98104. See exhibit "WLS-TV Hancock ULXTE-50 updated" N/A N/A
Partial demolition of existing space $20,000.00 $20,000.00 Removal of 20 Ton AC unit and Transmitter from Hancock. Estimate based on prior work at Hancock. N/A N/A
Plumbing work $25,000.00 $25,000.00 Transmitter room condenser water pumps and heat exchanger installation, plus prep for removal of AC unit, estimate based on previous work at Hancock N/A N/A

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Antennas

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Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $1,593,277.17 $1,524,613.63 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $11,549,767.29 $8,946,961.75 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Antenna TFU-15ETT/VP-R S140 Directional Antenna $317,240.00 $280,970.46 $0.00
Antenna Storage $5,760.00 $5,760.00 24 weeks at $240/ week storage N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 Catalog price estimate N/A N/A
Elbow complex, single channel, at antenna input, per 8 3/16. feedline (if needed) $15,250.00 $14,500.00 Catalog price estimate N/A N/A
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna , elliptically or circularly polarized $289,500.00 $254,310.46 Ant $232247.00 + IL 9.5% Tax $22063.46 See attached Dielectric model TFU15ETT/VP-R S140 (SP) Directional Antenna quote N/A N/A
Auxiliary Antenna TUF-C4-12/48U-2BR $124,666.00 $105,212.00 $0.00
Adding a module to existing combiner (without antenna) $84,200.00 $65,076.00 Please see attached WLS 280282 John Hancock-East Tower IL Repack Estimates N/A N/A
UHF – Broadband Panel, Side Mount Auxiliary/Interim, 1000 horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 Not applicable to us as we are just replacing the combiner filter module N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 Catalog price estimate N/A N/A
Combiner Installation $23,800.00 $23,800.00 Please see attached WLS 280282 John Hancock-East Tower IL Repack Estimates N/A N/A
RF Project Management $9,936.00 $9,936.00 Please see attached WLS 280282 John Hancock-East Tower IL Repack Estimates N/A N/A
Auxiliary Antenna PEPL-24C $1,151,371.17 $1,138,431.17 $0.00
Antenna Commissioning $10,782.50 $10,782.50 Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
New combiner, cost per channel (without antenna) $84,200.00 $80,000.00 WLS 1/2 share of Combiner Module and Spine Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, broadband panel, 24 bay,, 700 kW input, directional,, elliptically or circularly polarized $120,862.00 $120,862.00 Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $1,000.00 $1,000.00 ISI storage Please see attachment : Willis Tower- Budget Overview West Tower RFS Antenna /Combiner System N/A N/A
Side mount brackets for high power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) $23,150.00 $15,000.00 Custom Design/Fabrication Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Pattern scatter analysis for side mount high/med power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) $5,260.00 $5,000.00 Based on catalog estimate N/A N/A
RFR measurements $5,000.00 $5,000.00 Post installation and construction Please see attachment : Willis Tower- Budget Overview West Tower RFS Antenna /Combiner System N/A N/A
Antenna Delivery $10,000.00 $10,000.00 Delivery from ISI to Willis Tower Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 based on catalog estimate N/A N/A
Combiner Delivery $10,000.00 $10,000.00 From ISI facility to Willis Tower Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
East Pole transmission line removal $41,666.67 $41,666.67 Remove transmission line NE pole at Willis Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Cylinder entry port Restoration $25,000.00 $25,000.00 Restoring East Cylinder at Willis Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
NE Pole decommissioning $16,666.67 $16,666.67 Engineering Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Combiner Reconfiguration Labor $7,142.86 $7,142.86 Reconfiguration of existing combiner Please see attachment: Willis Tower Budget Overview EAST Tower RFS System N/A N/A
Combiner Room Construction WEST $45,000.00 $45,000.00 New combiner room Please see attachment: Willis Tower - Budget Overview WEST Tower RFS Antenna/Combiner System N/A N/A
NE Pole decommissioning lift $200,000.00 $200,000.00 Expected 2 helicopter lifts at Willis Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Permitting $20,000.00 $20,000.00 City of Chicago Please see attachment : Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
RF Safety Coordibnatio $75,000.00 $75,000.00 For Antenna and line install Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Combiner Room Construction EAST $12,857.14 $12,857.14 Construction in existing combiner room where existing combiners are to be removed N/A N/A
Combiner Freight $5,000.00 $5,000.00 from Australia to ISI Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
NE Pole Prep work $33,333.33 $33,333.33 East Pole Decommissioning Prep work Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
East Pole material disposal $13,333.33 $13,333.33 scrap Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Combiner Commissioning $7,720.00 $7,720.00 RFS-Loney Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Radome modifications $50,000.00 $50,000.00 Design and Fabrication Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Antenna Installation $200,000.00 $200,000.00 West Tower combined Aux antenna install Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
RF Safety coordination NE Pole $16,666.67 $16,666.67 RF coordination East Pole Decommissioning Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
outside project management $92,500.00 $92,500.00 Willis charges Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A
Antenna Freight $12,500.00 $12,500.00 From Australia to ISI Please see attached Cost Justification N/A N/A

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Transmission Line

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Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $401,600.00 $345,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $11,549,767.29 $8,946,961.75 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $40,000.00 $40,000.00 $0.00
Modification of rigid line $40,000.00 $40,000.00 Estimate based on previous construction experience at Willis N/A N/A
Auxiliary Transmission Line $35,000.00 $35,000.00 $0.00
Hancock Auxiliary Site $35,000.00 $35,000.00 Estimate based on previous work at Hancock. N/A N/A
Auxiliary Transmission Line $326,600.00 $270,000.00 $0.00
Rigid Transmission Line - copper, 6 1/8" $161,600.00 $105,000.00 Myat Spectraline 6 1/8" x2 Please see attached cost justification N/A N/A
Transmission Line installation $75,000.00 $75,000.00 Mix of day and night work Please see attached cost justification N/A N/A
Internal Transmission line $75,000.00 $75,000.00 To Combiner, with parts Please see attached cost justification N/A N/A
Transmission Line Mounts $15,000.00 $15,000.00 Design and Fabrication Please see attached cost justification N/A N/A

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Tower Equipment and Rigging Costs

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Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $4,022,575.00 $1,530,375.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $11,549,767.29 $8,946,961.75 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Tower BMAST $2,115,975.00 $1,180,375.00 $0.00
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower $12,600.00 $150,000.00 ERE. Same as study for West mast Please see attachment : Willis Tower- Budget Overview West Tower RFS Antenna /Combiner System, provided by Willis Tower representatives N/A N/A
Serious tower reinforcement/modifications $1,052,000.00 $400,000.00 Will install channel 44 antenna on East Mast, and has based cost estimate for structural modifications on Willis Tower West Mast estimates. See Willis Tower- Budget Overview West Tower RFS Antenna/Combiner System. N/A N/A
Install channel 22 antenna $243,200.00 $243,200.00 See attached ABC-WLS Willis Tower Chicago Channel 44 Install (ISI estimate to prep East Mast at Willis and labor for transporting/installing ch. 22 antenna). Helicopter lift/permits/insurance costs excluded from Install Channel 44 Antenna line item. N/A N/A
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $421,000.00 $0.00 Not applicable to WLS N/A N/A
Tower Helicopter Lift $209,275.00 $209,275.00 See attached ABC-WLS Willis Tower Chicago Channel 44 Removal ($88.5K for helicopter lift/permits and $9.5K for lift insurance); ABC-WLS Willis Tower Chicago Channel 44 Install ($101,775 for helicopter lift/permits and $9.5K for lift insurance). N/A N/A
Remove Channel 44 antenna $177,900.00 $177,900.00 See attached ABC-WLS Willis Tower Chicago Channel 44 Removal (ISI estimate to prep East Mast at Willis and labor for uninstalling and transporting ch. 44 antenna). Helicopter lift/permits/insurance costs excluded from Remove Channel 44 Antenna line item. N/A N/A
Auxiliary Tower BMAST $1,485,600.00 $350,000.00 $0.00
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $421,000.00 $0.00 Not applicable to WLS N/A N/A
Serious tower reinforcement/modifications $1,052,000.00 $200,000.00 Structural. WLS 1/2 share Please see attached cost justification N/A N/A
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower $12,600.00 $150,000.00 ERE Please see attached cost justification N/A N/A
Auxiliary Tower BTWR $421,000.00 $0.00 $0.00
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $421,000.00 $0.00 Not applicable to WLS N/A N/A

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Outside Professional Services

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Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $227,153.12 $215,763.12 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $11,549,767.29 $8,946,961.75 N/A $0.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $227,153.12 $215,763.12 $0.00
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,905.00 Please see attached CTJC Invoice # 850-03-0081 N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $15,800.00 $15,000.00 Willis tower estimated charges N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,580.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, License to Cover Application $1,580.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $4,100.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, Construction Permit Application $2,105.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application $4,210.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,365.00 $2,250.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $4,210.00 $4,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Comprehensive coverage verification via field study, if needed $84,200.00 $80,000.00 Price based on catalog estimate N/A N/A
Structural analysis of new Channel 22 antenna $7,000.00 $7,000.00 Please see attached WLS Vortex shedding study PO exhibit N/A N/A
Outsult RF Consulting Engineering Services $750.00 $750.00 Please see attachment WLS 280282 JOHN HANCOCK - EAST TOWER ILRepack Cost Estimate N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Legal advice re Reimbursement Process $70,858.12 $70,858.12 Please see two attached invoices from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP N/A N/A

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Other Expenses

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Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $266,140.00 $262,457.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $11,549,767.29 $8,946,961.75 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other Expenses $266,140.00 $262,457.00 $0.00
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $25,000.00 $25,000.00 1/2 of catalog estimate N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $0.00 $0.00 Do not anticipate seeking reimbursement of cost N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $335.00 $975.00 X3 $325/ license filing fee N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Special Temporary Authorization request $195.00 $190.00 N/A N/A N/A
Local Zoning $750.00 $750.00 Please see attached WLS 280282 John Hancock-East Tower IL Repack Estimates N/A N/A
Non-zoning permits $2,000.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $20,000.00 $20,000.00 Based on catalog estimate N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $10,000.00 $10,000.00 based on catalog estimate N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $5,000.00 $5,000.00 Based on catalog estimate N/A N/A
Engineering management charge $0.00 $0.00 Do not anticipate seeking reimbursement of cost for internal Engineering N/A N/A
Outside labor cost $115,200.00 $115,200.00 Two electricians for 12 weeks at $120/hr N/A N/A
Hancock non dormant charges $75,000.00 $75,000.00 $25000.00/month license fee if on Aux more than 24 hours/ month. Estimate that testing and cutover of main antenna will take multiple night work. N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $7,272.00 Please see attached "DTV Notifications ABC Stations " quote N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 minor change CP application $1,110.00 $1,070.00 X2 $1070.00 for two Aux facilities N/A N/A

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $11,549,767.29 $8,946,961.75 $0.00

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.

John W Zucker

Assistant Secretary


07/12/2017

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