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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:
74034
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WSKG-TV
Channel:
31 (UHF)
File Number:
0000028440
FRN:
0003775830
Date Submitted:
09/13/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL

Doing Business As: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL

Greg Catlin

601 GATES ROAD, SUITE 4

VESTAL, NY 13850

United States

+1 (607) 729-0100 gcatlin@wskg.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

The Preparer is same as the reimbursement contact.

 

 

 

Broadcaster Information and Transition Plan

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Question Response
Will the station be sharing equipment with another broadcast television station or stations (e.g., a shared antenna, co-location on a tower, use of the same transmitter room, multiple transmitters feeding a combiner, etc.)? If yes, enter the facility ID's of the other stations and click 'prefill' to download those stations' licensing information. No
Briefly describe transition plan Replace combiner with switch and dummy load. Replace analog transmitter/cooling system with new channel transmitter/cooling system. Test. Switch to new transmitter when appropriate. Decommission and remove old channel transmitter.

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 Ultimate
Year 2003
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 4 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 MPTV-PRLX-U4
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 6.5 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Change from GatesAir to Comark. Parallax 6.5kW is the equivalent model to the 6kW GatesAir previously approved.

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 2 inches
Length 40.0 feet
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description 480v switchgear
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

Information not provided.

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? No
Is the existing antenna directional? No
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 Horizontal
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: 50.0 kW
Manufacturer Dielectric
Model 888-24
Year 2003

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? No
Type
Number of channels supported N/A
Frequencies of channels supported N/A
Frequency

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? 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 6 1/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length Broadband
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 951 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Tune existing Transmission line

Existing line is Dielectric DigiTline and elbows along the run are tuned for optimal performance on utilized frequencies. During transition, we will tune these to optimize.

Replace Combiner with Transfer Switch

Replaces analog combiner with switch between current channel transmitter and new channel transmitter.

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 180
Explanation Outside consultant has 5 years experience at this facility and 38 years maintaining transmission systems and managing related projects. Staff is limited and contains new staff in key positions.
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 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 Yes
Number of Days 2
Justification Proof of performance, retune Dielectric DigitLine

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Additional Legal Fees

Addition legal fees for advice and consultation for small market public TV station

NETA Financial Management

Support provided to facilitate reimbursement. NETA is currently handling WSKG-TV and WSKA's accounting and bookkeeping services. This is an additional service.

Internal engineering labor

Unable to hire consultant to handle all aspects of repack engineering.

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 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)? 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

Name Description

8VSB Analyzer Calibration

Tune-up and calibration of existing Tektronix analyzer.

Quarterly Progress Reports

FCC- required quarterly progress reports

Removal-disposal of Analog TX and associated items

Analog transmitter and associated items physically block proper positioning of new transmitter in proximity of electrical service. Removal of the transmitter will allow for proper placement of the new transmitter and electrical reuse.

Site Survey

Site survey by transmitter manufacturer to predetermine precise measurements and ensure a smooth installation.

Additional Legal Expenses

Legal fees to consult with and advise small market public TV station with repack matters.

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 $280,390.00 $271,685.00 N/A $271,101.53 N/A
Total for all systems $549,706.80 $543,461.80 N/A $386,459.03 N/A
Primary Transmitter MPTV-PRLX-U4 $280,390.00 $271,685.00 $271,101.53
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 4.9 . 6.5 kW $273,500.00 $264,835.00 Quotation from Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark labeled P2983A-R4, all of section 1 (257400) and section 2 items 2.1 (4835) and 2.2 (2600) - 257400+4835+2600=264835 $264,835.00 N/A
2" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $1,040.00 $1,000.00 Predetermined cost based on 2" rigid at 40'. $703.50 N/A
Other Electrical Service: 480v switchgear $5,850.00 $5,850.00 Current estimate based on transformer and switchgear needed for GatesAir transmitter (attached quote from Panko). Expect this cost to reduce, although conduit size may increase, once we have a site survey for the transmitter and electrical installation. $5,563.03 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 4.9 . 6.5 kW

Component Description:
Final payment for transmitter. Lines 1,2, and 3 of attached invoice.
Amount:
$13,241.75

Component Description:
Lines 1, 2 and 3 of this invoice. Represents 45% of balance required before shipment.
Amount:
$119,175.75

Component Description:
Deposit required for WSKG transmitter, lines 1,2 and 3 of attached invoice.
Amount:
$132,417.50
2" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot)

Component Description:
Lines 17 and 18 of invoice representing rigid conduit portion of bill.
Amount:
$703.50
Other Electrical Service: 480v switchgear

Component Description:
Lines 1-16 of attached invoice. Labor and parts for install of rigid conduit and other transmitter installation work.
Amount:
$5,563.03

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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 $6,730.00 $6,400.00 N/A $3,975.00 N/A
Total for all systems $549,706.80 $543,461.80 N/A $386,459.03 N/A
Primary Antenna 888-24 $6,730.00 $6,400.00 $3,975.00
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 Predetermined cost. $3,975.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Sweep test of existing antenna

Component Description:
WSKG -MSW sweep test of existing antenna and transmission line
Amount:
$3,975.00

Cost Information

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Transmission Line

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 $37,290.00 $37,290.00 N/A $27,290.00 N/A
Total for all systems $549,706.80 $543,461.80 N/A $386,459.03 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $37,290.00 $37,290.00 $27,290.00
Replace Combiner with Transfer Switch $27,290.00 $27,290.00 Quotation from Comark labeled P9283A-R4, items 2.3 through 2.6 (3500+4625+5725+13440=27290) $27,290.00 N/A
Tune existing Transmission line $10,000.00 $10,000.00 Tower crew and consulting engineer costs, estimated. Vendor originally expected to perform tower work has declined the job, we are working to find a new vendor to quote the work. N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Replace Combiner with Transfer Switch

Component Description:
Lines 4-7 of attached invoiced. Represents 5% post-delivery payment required for coax switch and related expenses.
Amount:
$1,364.50

Component Description:
Lines 4-7 of attached invoiced. Represents 45% pre-delivery payment required for coax switch and related expenses.
Amount:
$12,280.50

Component Description:
One half deposit for combiner replacement. Lines 4-7 of attached invoice.
Amount:
$13,645.00
Tune existing Transmission line Information not provided.

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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 $121,650.00 $133,305.00 N/A $9,449.00 N/A
Total for all systems $549,706.80 $543,461.80 N/A $386,459.03 N/A
Outside Professional Services $121,650.00 $133,305.00 $9,449.00
Internal engineering labor $40,000.00 $40,000.00 Internal labor required due to not being able to find contract engineering that could handle all aspects of the repack project. $0.00 N/A
NETA Financial Management $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Half of attached quotation is for WSKA the other half is for WSKG-TV. $2,500.00 N/A
Additional Legal Fees $10,000.00 $10,000.00 Additional legal fees for advice and consultation on FCC compliance and other repack matters for small market public TV station $435.50 N/A
Additional Field Engineering Service, 2 Days $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,680.00 $3,585.00 STA for potential interim operation due to repack delays and other issues. N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,365.00 $2,250.00 Predetermined cost N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 Predetermined cost $1,062.00 N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $2,050.00 $1,535.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,580.00 $1,500.00 Predetermined cost N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $11,925.00 Actual cost incurred $0.00 Billing for MSW's services is based on a rate and actual time spent. This rate multiplied by the time spent resulted in the numbers billed which was higher than the estimate.
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $9,010.00 Actual cost. $0.00 Billing for MSW's services is based on a rate and actual time spent. This rate multiplied by the time spent resulted in the numbers billed which was higher than the estimate.
Project management of the transition $28,440.00 $27,000.00 Predetermined cost $550.00 N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $6,500.00 Actual cost already incurred plus additional for additional review. $4,505.00 Billing for MSW's services is based on a rate and actual time spent. This rate multiplied by the time spent resulted in the numbers billed which was higher than the estimate.
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless $2,630.00 $2,500.00 Predetermined cost $396.50 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Internal engineering labor Information not provided.
NETA Financial Management

Component Description:
WSKG -NETA staff support for work related to FCC Spectrum Repack
Amount:
$1,250.00

Component Description:
Staff support work related to FCC Spectrum
Amount:
$1,250.00
Additional Legal Fees

Component Description:
Legal regarding summarize repack status. Line 2 of the attached invoice.
Amount:
$35.00

Component Description:
Lines 2 and 3 of attached invoice for other legal work for April '19.
Amount:
$78.00

Component Description:
Lines 1,4 and 6 of the attached invoice. Additional legal services for May.
Amount:
$322.50
Additional Field Engineering Service, 2 Days Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization 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:
Attorney fees for construction permit application
Amount:
$117.00

Component Description:
Attorney fees for construction permit application $945.00
Amount:
$945.00
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

Component Description:
WSKG -MSW perform engineering section of FCC Form 2100 Construction Permit Application
Amount:
$7,950.00

Component Description:
WSKG -MSW perform engineering section of FCC Form 2100 Construction Permit Application
Amount:
$3,975.00
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development

Component Description:
WSKG -MSW perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development
Amount:
$9,010.00
Project management of the transition

Component Description:
Dave Fulton project management services for August 2017
Amount:
$300.00

Component Description:
Project management of transition
Amount:
$300.00

Component Description:
Project management of transition
Amount:
$250.00

Component Description:
Dave Fulton project management services September 2017
Amount:
$250.00
Prepare and or review reimbursement form

Component Description:
WSKG -MSW prepare and/or review reimbursement form
Amount:
$4,505.00
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless

Component Description:
Line 1 of attached invoice regarding coordination with other stations/broadcasters.
Amount:
$101.00

Component Description:
Line 4 of attached invoice regarding upstream and downstream dependencies.
Amount:
$245.00

Component Description:
Line 5 of the attached invoice. Legal work regarding linked station coordination.
Amount:
$50.50

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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 $103,646.80 $94,781.80 N/A $74,643.50 N/A
Total for all systems $549,706.80 $543,461.80 N/A $386,459.03 N/A
Other Expenses $103,646.80 $94,781.80 $74,643.50
Additional Legal Expenses $10,000.00 $10,000.00 Additional legal expenses for consultation and advice and assistance for small market public TV station for required repack work. $1,271.00 N/A
Site Survey $15,300.00 $15,300.00 Quotation by Comark - P3634 WSKG System Design Service Proposal $15,300.00 N/A
Removal-disposal of Analog TX and associated items $0.00 $0.00 This item has been combined to a single quote with other disposal items. N/A N/A
Quarterly Progress Reports $5,000.00 $5,000.00 Assist with, prepare and file quarterly FCC-required progress reports for station repack. $849.50 N/A
8VSB Analyzer Calibration $0.00 $0.00 (previously denied) N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $1,843.00 $1,843.00 Estimate, MSW DTVMedicalMVPDEstimates, page 1 $1,843.00 N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $7,258.80 $7,258.80 Cost of airtime. 1 minute per day per sub-channel, priced per average cost. Details attached as WSKG Airtime Cost. $0.00 N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $0.00 $0.00 Included in per-item costs. N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $52,695.00 $52,695.00 Quotation by Comark labeled P3633 - includes removal of older analog transmitter that was formerly separate as 30140, removal of replaced DTV transmitter formerly separate as 15005, plus Quotation labeled P2983B_onsite-R5 for combiner disposal $52,695.00 N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $2,685.00 Estimate, MSW DTVMedicalMVPDEstimates, page 2 $2,685.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Additional Legal Expenses

Component Description:
Attorney fees for additional legal expenses $212.00
Amount:
$212.00

Component Description:
Attorney fees for additional legal expenses $947.00
Amount:
$947.00

Component Description:
Attorney fees for additional legal expenses $112.00
Amount:
$112.00
Site Survey

Component Description:
Site survey/system design
Amount:
$15,300.00
Removal-disposal of Analog TX and associated items Information not provided.
Quarterly Progress Reports

Component Description:
Fee for review of quarterly report.
Amount:
$151.50

Component Description:
Attorney fees for quarterly progress report
Amount:
$50.50

Component Description:
WSKG attorney fees for quarterly progress report due 04/10/2018
Amount:
$50.50

Component Description:
WSKG -GMP attorney fees for quarterly progress report
Amount:
$50.50

Component Description:
Attorney fees for quarterly progress report
Amount:
$224.00

Component Description:
Line 1 of attached invoice for quarterly filing legal work in April 2019.
Amount:
$50.50

Component Description:
Lines 2 and 3 of attached invoice regarding quarterly and other FCC reporting requirements.
Amount:
$221.50

Component Description:
Line 1 of attached invoice. Legal work regarding quarterly report.
Amount:
$50.50
8VSB Analyzer Calibration Information not provided.
MVPD Notification of Channel Change

Component Description:
DTV MVPD notification
Amount:
$1,843.00
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change Information not provided.
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges Information not provided.
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value)

Component Description:
One half deposit for removal/disposal of combiner/transmitter. Lines 8,9 of attached invoice.
Amount:
$26,347.50

Component Description:
Lines 8 and 9 of attached invoice relating to 45% of removal/disposal costs pre-delivery payment.
Amount:
$23,712.75

Component Description:
Lines 8 and 9 of attached invoice relating to final 5% of removal/disposal costs post-delivery payment.
Amount:
$2,634.75
DTV Medical Facility Notification

Component Description:
DTV medical notification
Amount:
$2,685.00

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $549,706.80 $543,461.80 $386,459.03

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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