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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:
57292
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WAAY-TV
Channel:
17 (UHF)
File Number:
0000027628
FRN:
0025852393
Date Submitted:
05/29/2018

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

ALABAMA TV LICENSE COMPANY, LLC

3282 NORTHSIDE PARKWAY

SUITE 275

ATLANTA, GA 30327

United States

+1 (470) 355-1944 jburgett@wileyrein.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

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 WAAY (post ch. 17, Phase 2) & WZDX (pre ch. 41/post ch. 18, Phase 8) to re-use shared antenna. WAAY to install new transmitter & interim combiner for shared 17/41 operations until Phase 8, then install mask filter for 17/18 operations. See Attachment 1.

Transmitters

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

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Add Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Backup
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 Ranger
Year 2003
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity .5 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 UAXTE1
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity .6 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Existing aux/backup transmitter cannot be re-channeled to meet repack channel assignment and is no longer supported by manufacturer.

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) No
Power N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 1.5 inches
Length 1000.0 feet
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Connect power panel to Aux transmitter
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

Information not provided.

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 Quantum
Year 2002
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 30 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-16
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 10.8 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Primary transmitter cannot be re-channeled to meet repack channel assignment and is no longer supported by manufacturer.

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) No
Transformer (480V) No
Power N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 1.5 inches
Length 1000.0 feet
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Connecting power panel to new transmitter
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

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Install Constant Impedance Mask Filter

In Phase 8, will replace interim combiner with constant impedance mask filter for final WAAY ch. 17 & WZDX ch. 18 operations. See Attachment 1.

Install Interim Combiner

Repack stations WAAY (post ch. 17, Phase 2) & WZDX (pre ch. 41/post ch. 18, Phase 8) share antenna. Interim combiner to allow 17/41 operations until Phase 8. See Attachment 1.

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? 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 193
Explanation Manage combiner ordering, shipping, installation, and testing
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 No
Quantity N/A
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 No
Quantity N/A
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 No
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 No
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

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 No
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 $707,527.35 $683,027.35 N/A $465,362.88 N/A
Total for all systems $795,996.35 $768,122.35 N/A $465,362.88 N/A
Primary Transmitter ULXTE-16 $617,570.00 $593,070.00 $393,455.77
Install Interim Combiner $62,820.00 $62,820.00 Estimated cost shown is 50% of total cost for shared interim combiner. N/A N/A
Install Constant Impedance Mask Filter $54,250.00 $54,250.00 Estimated cost shown is 50% of total cost for shared constant impedance mask filter. N/A N/A
Other Electrical Service: Connecting power panel to new transmitter $3,000.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
1.5" Rigid Conduit and Wiring $3,000.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 8.2 - 13 kW $494,500.00 $470,000.00 N/A $393,455.77 N/A
Auxiliary Transmitter UAXTE1 $89,957.35 $89,957.35 $71,907.11
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter .6 kW $83,957.35 $83,957.35 See Attachment "WAAY - Gates Air UAXTE 1 Auxiliary Transmitter Invoice and Quote.pdf" showing total with estimated shipping and taxes included. $71,907.11 N/A
1.5" Rigid Conduit and Wiring $3,000.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other Electrical Service: Connect power panel to Aux transmitter $3,000.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Install Interim Combiner Information not provided.
Install Constant Impedance Mask Filter Information not provided.
Other Electrical Service: Connecting power panel to new transmitter Information not provided.
1.5" Rigid Conduit and Wiring Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 8.2 - 13 kW

Component Description:
WAAY-Primary Transmitter (ULXTE-16). Request does not include cost for shipping and taxes, which will be requested when these expenses are incurred. See Attachment "WAAY-GatesAir ULXTE-16 Primary Transmitter Invoice and Quote (submitted 4.23.2018).pdf."
Amount:
$393,455.77
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter .6 kW

Component Description:
WAAY - Auxiliary Transmitter (UAXTE-1R37). Request does not include estimated costs for shipping and taxes, which will be requested with a separate invoice when these expenses are incurred.
Amount:
$71,907.11
1.5" Rigid Conduit and Wiring Information not provided.
Other Electrical Service: Connect power panel to Aux transmitter Information not provided.

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

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 $55,474.00 $52,700.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $795,996.35 $768,122.35 N/A $465,362.88 N/A
Outside Professional Services $55,474.00 $52,700.00 $0.00
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
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 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
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 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
Project management of the transition $30,494.00 $28,950.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Other Expenses

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $32,995.00 $32,395.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $795,996.35 $768,122.35 N/A $465,362.88 N/A
Other Expenses $32,995.00 $32,395.00 $0.00
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $5,000.00 $5,000.00 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
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $5,000.00 $5,000.00 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 $795,996.35 $768,122.35 $465,362.88

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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