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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:
55615
Service:
LPT
Call Sign:
K46FF-D
Channel:
17 (UHF)
File Number:
0000088500
FRN:
0004311916
Eligibility Status:
Not Determined
Date Submitted:
11/08/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION

Doing Business As: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION

Ed Lake

221 S Interocean Ave

Holyoke, CO 80734

United States

+1 (970) 854-3778 rfsystemsllc@gmail.com Government Entity

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 This site had 7 channels operating 6 of which were above Ch36. A new Kathrein UTV-11 antenna and a Sira/Kathrein UHF-TV Combiner tuned for narrow band inputs of Ch.14/15/16/17/18/19/31 was purchased. Transmitters being retuned.

Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 55622
Call Sign K44FM-D
Type
Licensee Name REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License WRAY, CO
Pre-auction RF Channel 44
Post-auction RF Channel
Neilsen DMA
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 55634
Call Sign K50FJ-D
Type
Licensee Name REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License WRAY, CO
Pre-auction RF Channel 50
Post-auction RF Channel
Neilsen DMA
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 55624
Call Sign K48GA-D
Type
Licensee Name REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License WRAY, CO
Pre-auction RF Channel 48
Post-auction RF Channel
Neilsen DMA
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 126140
Call Sign K15MD-D
Type
Licensee Name REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License WRAY, CO
Pre-auction RF Channel 15
Post-auction RF Channel
Neilsen DMA
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 126142
Call Sign K16NH-D
Type
Licensee Name REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License WRAY, CO
Pre-auction RF Channel 16
Post-auction RF Channel
Neilsen DMA
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 126105
Call Sign K31IH-D
Type
Licensee Name REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License WRAY, CO
Pre-auction RF Channel 31
Post-auction RF Channel
Neilsen DMA
Network Affiliation

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 Retune Existing
Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Owned
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer Larcan
Model MXD30
Year 2011
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity .03 kW

Primary Transmitter

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Retuning Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Mask Filter Does the transmitter require a new mask filter? No
New Exciter Is a new exciter needed? No

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Other Transmitter Costs
Does the transmitter installation require a Transmitter Building Site Survey/Installation? No
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Other Electrical Service No
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No

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 Purchase New
Antenna Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Owned
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? No
Is antenna in operating condition? No
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted Coaxial
ERP: 0.183 kW
Manufacturer
Model SL-8
Year 2001

Primary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Ownership Owned
Is antenna shared? Yes
Is antenna directional? No
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Other
Other Antenna Type Super Turnstile
ERP: 0.183 kW
Manufacturer
Model UTV-11/4/LP
Year 2018
Justification for New Antenna This site had 7 channels operating 6 of which were above Ch36. Most economical to purchase one antenna for 6 displaced stations.

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 7
Frequencies of channels supported RF channel
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? No
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? No

Enter a list of RF channel numbers.

RF Channel Number
12
14
16
17
18
19
31

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Misc hardware

Misc hardware

Transmission Line

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

Tower Equipment And Rigging Costs

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Section Question Response
Tower Equipment or Rigging Costs Changes Do you have tower equipment or rigging costs changes? Yes

Primary Tower

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Existing Tower

Section Question Response
Existing Tower Description Type of change Move Equipment
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? No
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? Yes
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) Yes
Others Types of Users 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 1022650
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 40° 03' 15.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 102° 13' 34.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 314.96 feet
Support Structure Height 299.87 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 3839.85 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner State of Colorado
Date Constructed 01/01/1997

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
55622 K44FM-D LPT
126140 K15MD-D LPT
126142 K16NH-D LPT
55634 K50FJ-D LPT
55624 K48GA-D LPT
126105 K31IH-D LPT

Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

Section Question Response
Tower Rigging Costs Complex Tower N/A
Helicopter Services Required Are helicopter services required? No

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Section Question Response
Outside Project Management Services Do you require outside project management services? No
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Perform engineering study for displacement application Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC Construction Permit Application No
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application No
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority No
Prepare Form 601 No
Attorney and Other Outside Consulting Services Prepare and file Form FCC Construction Permit Application No
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application No
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority No
Negotiation of Lease and other Matter for Shared Locations No
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement Yes
Form 399 assistance or other program management costs Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements No
Additional Field Engineering Service No

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

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
Permit and Filing Costs FCC Construction Permit Major Change No
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change No
FCC License to Cover Application No
FCC Special Temporary Authority Application No
Other Miscellaneous Expenses Does this relocation require paying Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value)? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Delivery or Handling Charges not otherwise included in individual item costs? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? No
Point to Point Microwave (STL/ICR) Frequency Coordination for Unidirection System No
Frequency Coordination for Bi-Direction System No
New Point to Point Microwave System No

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 $11,000.00 $200.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $106,555.18 $8,297.52 N/A $5,387.52 N/A
Primary Transmitter MXD30 $11,000.00 $200.00 $0.00
Retune - UHF and VHF - minor re-channel issues $11,000.00 $200.00 See: 39 41 44 46 48 50 Retune Gapinski Wray.pdf N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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 $34,855.18 $4,873.74 N/A $4,873.74 N/A
Total for all systems $106,555.18 $8,297.52 N/A $5,387.52 N/A
Primary Antenna UTV-11/4/LP $34,855.18 $4,873.74 $4,873.74
UHF-Low Power, Side Mount, Other, 0.183kW input, Horizontal $1,421.04 $1,421.04 N/A $1,421.04 N/A
Misc hardware $534.14 $534.14 misc hardware shipping $534.14 N/A
1 kW UHF Combiner (per channel) $32,900.00 $2,918.56 N/A $2,918.56 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF-Low Power, Side Mount, Other, 0.183kW input, Horizontal

Component Description:
1/6 antenna cost
Amount:
$1,421.04
Misc hardware

Component Description:
1/8 of total
Amount:
$50.99

Component Description:
antenna mount and shipping
Amount:
$387.76

Component Description:
1/6 of total invoice
Amount:
$41.26

Component Description:
1/16 of $866.13
Amount:
$54.13
1 kW UHF Combiner (per channel)

Component Description:
1/6 combiner cost
Amount:
$2,918.56

Cost Information

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Transmission Line

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Tower Equipment and Rigging Costs

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $56,190.00 $363.78 N/A $363.78 N/A
Total for all systems $106,555.18 $8,297.52 N/A $5,387.52 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $56,190.00 $363.78 $363.78
Tower Rigging Short Tower (less than 500') $56,190.00 $363.78 N/A $363.78 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Tower Rigging Short Tower (less than 500')

Component Description:
1/6 of $2182.71 Wray Tower
Amount:
$363.78

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 $4,510.00 $2,860.00 N/A $150.00 N/A
Total for all systems $106,555.18 $8,297.52 N/A $5,387.52 N/A
Outside Professional Services $4,510.00 $2,860.00 $150.00
Form 399 assistance or other Program Management costs $1,000.00 $1,000.00 See: Reg1 399E K46FF.pdf N/A N/A
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form $1,710.00 $1,710.00 See: Reg1 399R K46FF.pdf N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for displacement application $1,800.00 $150.00 N/A $150.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Form 399 assistance or other Program Management costs Information not provided.
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form Information not provided.
Perform engineering study for displacement application

Component Description:
TVStudy Engineering
Amount:
$150.00

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 $0.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $106,555.18 $8,297.52 N/A $5,387.52 N/A
Other Expenses $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $106,555.18 $8,297.52 $5,387.52

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.

Richard Starkebaum

President / Chairman


11/08/2019

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Actual Cost Documentation Statements

WILLFUL FALSE, FRAUDULENT, OR FICTITIOUS STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISIONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503), AND ANY FALSE AND/OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENTS COULD SUBJECT THIS ENTITY TO LIABILITY UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 31, SECTIONS 3729-3733).

  1. The Authorized Person signing below certifies and represents that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity.

  2. The above-named entity certifies that the statements in this form and attached documentation are true, complete, and correct.

  3. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material representations.

  4. The above-named entity acknowledges the submission of the information herein creates no obligation on the part of the government to pay any amount.

  5. The above-named entity certifies that the equipment and services paid for with money from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund are necessary to change channels (full power and Class A stations) and/or otherwise modify a television station’s facility as a result of the spectrum repack (LPTV/TV Translator stations); or to minimize service disruption resulting from a repacked television station (FM stations); or to continue to carry the signal of a broadcaster that changes channels (MVPD) .

  6. The above-named entity certifies that all payments from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (Fund) received by the entity listed on this form will be used only for expenses that are eligible for reimbursement from the Fund.

  7. The above-named entity certifies that the cost information/documents submitted reflect costs actually incurred.

  8. The above-named entity acknowledges that overpayments or payments in error must be promptly refunded to the Commission.

  9. The above-named entity certifies that it is in full compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations and governmental requirements for which compliance is a prerequisite for obtaining the payments herein requested.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Richard Starkebaum

President / Chairman


11/08/2019

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