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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:
12033
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WWAY
Channel:
24 (UHF)
File Number:
0000028249
FRN:
0014489892
Date Submitted:
02/09/2018

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WWAY-TV, LLC

Doing Business As: WWAY-TV, LLC

Bobby Berry

301 Poplar Street

MACON, GA 31201

United States

+1 (478) 745-4141 bberry@morrisnetwork.com Limited Liability Company

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

Ray Luke

Project Manager

Custom Specialty Services, LLC

Ray Luke

17363 Carlton Cuebas Road

Gulfport, MS 39503

United States

+1 (228) 297-2500 ray.css@att.net

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 WWAY will work with WECT and WSFX-TV to replace the current shared antenna and transmission line with a new antenna and transmission line,. Each station will supply its own transmitter. If needed WWAY will operate with temporary facilities to stay on air

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)
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 Sigma
Year 2003
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Single
Power Capacity 32 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 ULXTE-40
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 25.3 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Old transmitter not supported and will not re-tune to new channel. While the Form 399 FAQ's instruct to list this as an upgrade, it actually is not, but rather a simple replacement. See attachment.

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) Yes
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) Yes
Transformer (480V) Yes
Power 150 kVA
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 3 inches
Length 150.0 feet
Other Electrical Service No
Description N/A
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? Yes
Type Cooling Only
Size 5 tons
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

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

psip generator

need to generate psip for new channel

site survey

site survey for electrical drawing and floor plan

Antennas

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

Primary Antenna

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Existing Antenna Information

Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Retune Existing
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? Yes
Is the existing antenna directional? No
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Top Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 3
Number of Panels 56
Design power capacity in use 95.0 %
Lower Limit 400.00 MHz
Upper Limit 600.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 1000.0 kW
Manufacturer Andrew
Model ABBP14H4-HTWC4-30?54
Year 2003

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

Facility ID Call Sign
72871 WSFX-TV
48666 WECT

Primary 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? Yes

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? Yes
Type New
Number of channels supported 3
Frequencies of channels supported RF channel
Frequency N/A

Enter a list of RF channel numbers.

RF Channel Number
29
23
24

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

Transmission Line

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Section Question Response
Transmission Line Related Expenses Do you have transmission line related expenses? 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? No

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 1050
Explanation station is one of a group of co-owned stations all of which are subject to repack, there is no director of engineering and station has only IT engineer on staff. Co-ordination is needed for the entire group's Transition in different phases of repack
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 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 Yes
Quantity 1
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 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
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 Yes
Additional Field Engineering Service Yes
Number of Days 5
Justification field testing on combined system

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Other Expenses

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Section Question Response
AM Pattern Disturbance Is an Impact Study needed? No
Is Remediation needed? No
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 No
Non-zoning permits No
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? No
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

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 $1,085,050.00 $1,007,750.00 N/A $262,599.76 N/A
Total for all systems $1,555,600.00 $1,502,450.00 N/A $347,527.25 N/A
Primary Transmitter ULXTE-40 $1,085,050.00 $1,007,750.00 $262,599.76
site survey $17,350.00 $17,350.00 N/A N/A N/A
psip generator $14,500.00 $14,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
5 Ton system $20,250.00 $19,250.00 N/A N/A N/A
3" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $7,800.00 $7,350.00 N/A N/A N/A
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 150 KVA $25,550.00 $24,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp $38,200.00 $36,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt $14,400.00 $13,700.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 21 - 31 kW $947,000.00 $875,000.00 N/A $262,599.76 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
site survey Information not provided.
psip generator Information not provided.
5 Ton system Information not provided.
3" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) Information not provided.
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 150 KVA Information not provided.
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp Information not provided.
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 21 - 31 kW

Component Description:
Quote from Gates and station PO
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
1/3 down payment on transmitter
Amount:
$262,599.76

Cost Information

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Antennas

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $96,190.00 $136,765.00 N/A $58,718.75 N/A
Total for all systems $1,555,600.00 $1,502,450.00 N/A $347,527.25 N/A
Primary Antenna ABBP14H4-HTWC4-30?54 $96,190.00 $136,765.00 $58,718.75
New combiner, cost per channel (without antenna) $84,200.00 $125,365.00 This cost is above catalog because the channel combiner,mask filter and load are shared by 3 stations, but owned by 2, and by contract cost for 3 is split 2 ways. Tax and shipping still to be added See attached ERI letter of explanation. $58,718.75 You will see that the repack combiner, building, and tower expense estimates for stations WWAY and WECT are split two ways. These two stations are partners in Brunswick Tower LLC which owns the tower, building, antennas, line,
Pattern scatter analysis for side mount high/med power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - High Power Top Mount Three Station broadband panel antenna horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
New combiner, cost per channel (without antenna)

Component Description:
WSFX lease Agreement with WWAY and WECT
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
Tower Lease agreement
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
ERI Justification letter for Invoice # WWAY-001
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
ERI proposal for 3 station combiner cost paid by WWAY and WECT 50/50 split each station
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
ERI Technical Proposal for WWAY, WECT and WSFX
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
3-Channel Combiner, Please see ERI letter of explanation of cost, attached hereto. Total cost for 3 stations is divided 2 ways by contractual obligation. WWAY is responsible for 50% of $234,875.00 This invoice is for our 50% deposit
Amount:
$58,718.75
Pattern scatter analysis for side mount high/med power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) Information not provided.
Sweep test of existing antenna Information not provided.
UHF - High Power Top Mount Three Station broadband panel antenna horizontally polarized 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

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 $331,070.00 $315,250.00 N/A $26,208.74 N/A
Total for all systems $1,555,600.00 $1,502,450.00 N/A $347,527.25 N/A
Outside Professional Services $331,070.00 $315,250.00 $26,208.74
Additional Field Engineering Service, 5 Days $25,000.00 $25,000.00 Additional costs have been added here based on ERI field service costs which will total $16,950. See ERI letter of explanation, dated 11/28/2017, attached hereto. $8,475.00 N/A
RF Exposure Measurements $21,050.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Comprehensive coverage verification via field study, if needed $84,200.00 $80,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,680.00 $3,500.00 N/A $1,226.25 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
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 - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A $675.00 N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $2,050.00 $1,500.00 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
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 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 and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A $1,769.99 N/A
Project management of the transition $165,900.00 $157,500.00 N/A $14,062.50 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Additional Field Engineering Service, 5 Days

Component Description:
50 percent deposit on ERI field service in connection with UHF combiner and mask filter installation.
Amount:
$8,475.00
RF Exposure Measurements Information not provided.
Comprehensive coverage verification via field study, if needed Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization

Component Description:
Provided legal information and advise regarding grant of STA for transition phase change.
Amount:
$112.50

Component Description:
Legal fees in connection with preparation and filing of STA request for change in transition phase. Prior month's charges and courtesy discount omitted from reimbursement request.
Amount:
$1,113.75
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations Information not provided.
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:
Legal advice and assistance in preparing and filing FCC Form 2100; fees billed in prior months and service charges omitted from this reimbursement request and reimbursement for other elements requested separately.
Amount:
$562.50

Component Description:
Provided legal advice as to required preparation of Form 2100 and required timing of same.
Amount:
$112.50
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development Information not provided.
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless Information not provided.
Prepare and or review reimbursement form

Component Description:
Legal services in connection with providing further information related to FCC Form 1876 and figuring out apparently inconsistent information; fees billed in prior months and service charges omitted from this reimbursement request.
Amount:
$540.00

Component Description:
Legal fees and costs for preparing and submitting FCC Form 1876 to obtain reimbursement of expenses.
Amount:
$464.99

Component Description:
Legal fees for preparation and filing of Schedule 399 and obtaining necessary information; fees billed in prior months and service charges omitted from this reimbursement request.
Amount:
$652.50

Component Description:
Provided legal advice as to information needed and timing required for cost reimbursement forms.
Amount:
$112.50
Project management of the transition

Component Description:
NOV. 2017 invoice for project management hours
Amount:
$8,325.00

Component Description:
DEC. 2017 for project management hours
Amount:
$1,687.50

Component Description:
Jan. 2018 invoice for project management hours
Amount:
$1,575.00

Component Description:
OCT. 2017 invoice for project management hours
Amount:
$2,475.00

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 $43,290.00 $42,685.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,555,600.00 $1,502,450.00 N/A $347,527.25 N/A
Other Expenses $43,290.00 $42,685.00 $0.00
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $300.00 $300.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $300.00 $300.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $19,500.00 $19,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Special Temporary Authorization request $195.00 $190.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $335.00 $325.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 minor change CP application $1,110.00 $1,070.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $11,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $1,555,600.00 $1,502,450.00 $347,527.25

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

Attachments

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