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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:
66185
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WOSU-TV
Channel:
16 (UHF)
File Number:
0000028867
FRN:
0006031983
Date Submitted:
08/30/2021

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

WOSU Public Media

2400 OLENTANGY RIVER ROAD

COLUMBUS, OH 43085

United States

+1 (614) 292-9678 carwile.1@osu.edu 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. No
Briefly describe transition plan Purchase new transmitter, antenna and transmission line. Lease interim side-mount ch 38 antenna, use existing line to maintain service while top-mount is removed and new antenna, transmitter and line installed. See attached Transition Plan.

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 CD3200P2
Year 2003
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Two
Power Capacity 42 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-72
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 47.2 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Current Sigma CD not frequency agile. Gates advises with re-tuning components not available, major-frequency change should not be considered given age, age or cost, need for new mask filter and other RF equipment. Power comparable to existing transmitter.

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) Yes
Power 300 kVA
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size N/A
Length N/A
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Reworking of existing electrical system to rewire main fused disconnect panel to protect new transmitter by on-site generator.
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? Yes
Size 120.0 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

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Replacement of Damaged Lighting Fixtures

Replacement and installation of lighting fixtures damaged during transmitter work

Liquid Cooling System Items

Not included in original transmitter estimate. Includes pump modules for PUs, outdoor heat exchanger and mask filters and coolant. Placed as additional cost because HVAC question was oriented to air-cooled systems.

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)
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? No
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: 511.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-20GTH-RO4
Year 2003

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? Yes
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Is antenna shared? No
Is antenna directional? No
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
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: 675.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model ATW25H3-ETO-16H
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna Existing ch 38 antenna cannot be re-tuned to ch 16. This is a upgrade given we are purchasing an elliptically-polarized versus a horizontally-polarized antenna. Model changed due to FAA tower height restrictions.

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?
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 6 1/8 inches inches
Side Mount Brackets Do you require the separate purchase of side mount brackets for a high power antenna?
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

Custom Top Plate

Interface for attachment of new antenna to non-standard tower. Existing antenna also required custom plate.

Interim Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Interim
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Rent Temporary
Ownership Leased
Owner ERI
Is antenna shared? No
Is antenna directional? Yes
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
New Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
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: 25.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model ATW-275
Year 2017
Justification for New Antenna Rental of temporary ch 38 antenna for up to three months to maintain service while existing top-mount antenna and top plate are removed, new top plate and ch 16 antenna installed.

Interim Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
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 an 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

Interim 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 Purchase New
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
Type Rigid
Diameter 6 1/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length 19 1/2 inches
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 1190 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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New Transmission Line

Section Question Response
New Transmission Line Costs Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
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 19 3/4 inches
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 1240 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line Existing line will be used for interim antenna to maintain service on ch38. Existing line dates to 2003, has been repaired and segments replaced. After interim antenna removed, line will be capped for use with a future backup ch16 ant. (not in proposal)

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Transmission Line System Design

Initial system design, plus on-site tech visit for final deliverable

Ice Bridge

Replacement/additional 150' ice bridge to support and protect new transmission line. Existing bridge is overloaded, in questionable shape and not well-supported. See Site Survey attachment and ERI Transmission Bridge Quote

Line Dehydrator

Andrew Dryline low-pressure dehydrator for transmission line.

Sweep and Tune

System sweep, tune and test after installation.

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 Modify Existing
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Is this tower consider Complex? No
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? No
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) N/A
Others Types of Users N/A
Is tower documented for structural analysis? No
Is tower compliant with Rev G? No
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1054358
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 40° 09' 33.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 082° 55' 23.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 1106.94 feet
Support Structure Height 1067.90 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 920.92 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY DBA = WOSU STATIONS
Date Constructed 01/01/1973


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: Major Reinforcements needed

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

Name Description

Landing Area for Tower Work

Swampy winter conditions required construction of gravel & timber landing area for winch and staging antennas and reinforcement material for placement on tower

Tower Mapping

Confirmation mapping to provide current status in preparation of rigorous tower analysis.

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 150
Explanation WOSU only maintains a three-person engineering staff to deal with three television transmitters and six radio stations, as well as all other technology issues in our aging building. We are very tight on staff time, especially for large projects,
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 Yes
FAA Consultation (including preparation of FAA Form 7460) Yes
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 No
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

Name Description

Quarterly Progress Reports

Prepare and file FCC-required Quarterly Progress Reports on Schedule 387 during station repack process.

Transmitter Site Site Survey

Comprehensive transmitter site survey and report by Gates Air specifying needs and providing recommendations (see as attachment)

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? No
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)? No
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

Equipment Off-Loading

Costs to rent forklift and obtain driver to off-load tower reinforcement materials at tower site, separate from delivery charges.

Medical Notification Mailing

Required notification of channel change to medical facilities in coverage area

Site Restoration

Cost to restore gravel roadway and grass areas at transmitter site due to damage caused by large vehicles delivering equipment and construction during winter months.

Top Tower Beacon Replacement Parts

Replacement parts for top mounted tower lighting beacon needed due to move to the repack antenna. Could not create in antenna section.

Tower Safety Climb System

Replacement of vertical lifeline safety system as required by tower crew

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 $1,537,591.30 $770,577.00 N/A $770,577.00 N/A
Total for all systems $3,277,390.78 $2,206,081.15 N/A $2,153,847.79 N/A
Primary Transmitter ULXTE-72 $1,537,591.30 $770,577.00 $770,577.00
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 35 - 50 kW $1,473,000.00 $742,785.70 Original estimated transmitter (only) cost in initial filing. $742,785.70 N/A
Liquid Cooling System Items $0.00 $0.00 Zeroed out per instructions from Les Bach at CavellMertz. Per instructions, these lines are now included in the transmitter line. $0.00 See invoice package for cooling costs items assigned to this line item. Mask filter cooling assigned to transmitter line item with filter.
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 300 KVA $36,800.00 $0.00 Line zeroed out and transformer costs now included in transmitters line per Lester Bach of CavillMertz. $0.00 N/A
Other Electrical Service: Reworking of existing electrical system to rewire main fused disconnect panel to protect new transmitter by on-site generator. $1,107.20 $1,107.20 N/A $1,107.20 N/A
Other -- Building Addition Size: 120.0 $25,674.30 $25,674.30 Approximately 120' sqft space outside building to protect heat exchangers/pumps for new cooling system. Project includes design, pad and ice-protective building overhang. Had estimated $100k, unable to obtain actual quote from university in 5 day window. $25,674.30 Total is greater because of unanticipated need to reinforce existing structure and for repair of existing roof due to transmitter installation activities.
Replacement of Damaged Lighting Fixtures $1,009.80 $1,009.80 Replacement and installation of lighting instruments damaged as a result of overhead work while replacing transmitter. $1,009.80 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 35 - 50 kW

Component Description:
Of the total reimbursement approved toward this invoice, this is the amount exceeding the amount available in the WOSU reimbursement account at this time to remain in hold.
Amount:
$113,222.73

Component Description:
Of the total reimbursement approved toward this invoice, this is the amount current listed as available in the WOSU reimbursement account.
Amount:
$629,562.97

Component Description:
This invoice is being zeroed out because the requested reimbursement is above the amount currently available in the reimbursement account. It is being split into -A and -B versions to allow immediate payment of available funds.
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
Zeroed out per Lester Bach at CavillMertz. All revised transmitter costs now appear on this line in a substitute component.
Amount:
N/A
Liquid Cooling System Items

Component Description:
Zeroed out per Lester Bach of CavellMertz, cost now appears in Transmitters line
Amount:
N/A
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 300 KVA

Component Description:
Zeroed out per Lester Back of CavillMertz. These items now appear in Transmitter Line.
Amount:
N/A
Other Electrical Service: Reworking of existing electrical system to rewire main fused disconnect panel to protect new transmitter by on-site generator.

Component Description:
Ohio Electric Invoice 15431 and supporting information is for initial work on the fused disconnect panel. It has been corrected to reflect the correct facility ID on the vendor invoice
Amount:
$1,107.20
Other -- Building Addition Size: 120.0

Component Description:
Final Invoice for unexpected building reinforcement needed due to roof extension to protect new transmitter cooling equipment. Also contains quote and purchase order.
Amount:
$1,500.00

Component Description:
Final invoice related to roof repair (also measure for roof extension) needed due to transmitter installation activities. Also includes quote, purchase order and pictures.
Amount:
$501.76

Component Description:
Final invoice for cost of the 16' x 18' roof extension to protect new transmitter cooling equipment. Package includes original quote, purchase order and pictures. Ignore error in invoice number in header on cover page, correct in all other locations.
Amount:
$23,672.54
Replacement of Damaged Lighting Fixtures

Component Description:
Invoice for full cost of replacement and installation of light fixtures damaged during transmitter overhead transmission system work
Amount:
$1,009.80

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 $444,030.00 $330,890.00 N/A $330,890.00 N/A
Total for all systems $3,277,390.78 $2,206,081.15 N/A $2,153,847.79 N/A
Interim Antenna ATW-275 $115,500.00 $93,230.00 $93,230.00
Interim antenna rental and installation - Cost will depend on antenna size and height and/or complexity of tower. $115,500.00 $93,230.00 Lease of 25kW ATW275 side-mount antenna to maintain channel 38 service during installation of new ch 16 antenna and feed line. Cost includes portion of overall antenna installation and removal costs, including overnight connection $93,230.00
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, basic slot antenna, 25 kW input, directional,, horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 This is a correct description, however costs reflected in lease numbers listed on this page. $0.00 N/A
Primary Antenna ATW25H3-ETO-16H $328,530.00 $237,660.00 $237,660.00
Custom Top Plate $20,000.00 $20,000.00 Identified by vendor as Antenna Platform Assembly $20,000.00 N/A
Elbow complex, single channel, at antenna input, per 6 1/8. feedline (if needed) $12,300.00 $10,049.00 N/A $10,049.00 N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 Sweep of the full RF system was included in Gates Air Site Survey (included in attachments). Has already been completed. $6,400.00 N/A
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna , elliptically or circularly polarized $289,500.00 $201,211.00 N/A $201,211.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Interim antenna rental and installation - Cost will depend on antenna size and height and/or complexity of tower.

Component Description:
50% of rental and installation costs for temporary antenna
Amount:
$46,615.00

Component Description:
40% of lease and installation of temporary antenna
Amount:
$37,292.00

Component Description:
last 10% of lease and installation costs for temporary antenna
Amount:
$9,323.00
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, basic slot antenna, 25 kW input, directional,, horizontally polarized Information not provided.
Custom Top Plate

Component Description:
Final 50% payment for custom tower top plate (antenna platform assembly)
Amount:
$10,000.00

Component Description:
50% downpayment for custom top plate (antennal platform assembly)
Amount:
$10,000.00
Elbow complex, single channel, at antenna input, per 6 1/8. feedline (if needed)

Component Description:
second 50% cost of miter elbow and elbow matcher
Amount:
$5,024.50

Component Description:
50% of cost of miter elbow and elbow matcher
Amount:
$5,024.50
Sweep test of existing antenna

Component Description:
Existing line sweep included as part of site survey invoice without breakdown (site survey was 12,002.45)
Amount:
$6,400.00
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna , elliptically or circularly polarized

Component Description:
50% of final antenna cost
Amount:
$100,605.50

Component Description:
Second 50% of final antenna cost
Amount:
$100,605.50

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 $371,353.00 $333,370.67 N/A $333,370.67 N/A
Total for all systems $3,277,390.78 $2,206,081.15 N/A $2,153,847.79 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $371,353.00 $333,370.67 $333,370.67
Line Dehydrator $9,431.00 $9,431.00 Line protection alternative to nitrogen pressure system. $9,431.00
Sweep and Tune $6,632.00 $6,632.00 Sweep, tune and test, two days mobilization, use of test equipment. $6,632.00 N/A
Ice Bridge $88,206.00 $88,206.00 Materials and installation costs for 150-foot ice/t bridge from transmitter building to tower. Current bridge will not support both new and existing lines. Cost higher than original quotes because of increased labor costs and work in $88,206.00 N/A
Transmission Line System Design $16,604.00 $16,604.00 includes preliminary system layout and documents, plus tower climb site visit for definitive line layout $16,604.00 N/A
Rigid Transmission Line - copper, 6 1/8" $250,480.00 $212,497.67 Includes copper 6-1/8" transmission line items, transmitter to antenna, and mounting hardware $212,497.67 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Line Dehydrator

Component Description:
Final 50% of cost of line dehydrator (air dryer)
Amount:
$4,715.50

Component Description:
50% of cost of line dehydrator (air dryer)
Amount:
$4,715.50
Sweep and Tune

Component Description:
50% of cost of sweep and tune of new transmission line
Amount:
$3,316.00

Component Description:
40% of cost of sweep and tune of new transmission line
Amount:
$2,652.80

Component Description:
Final 10% of cost of sweep and tune of new transmission line
Amount:
$663.20
Ice Bridge

Component Description:
Remaining 50% of materials plus40% of installation cost for new transmission line bridge bridge from building to tower
Amount:
$39,499.00

Component Description:
50% of cost of materials and installation for new transmission line bridge from building to tower
Amount:
$44,103.00

Component Description:
Final 10% of installation cost for new transmission line bridge from building to tower
Amount:
$4,604.00
Transmission Line System Design

Component Description:
50% of preliminary layout and site visit finalization design
Amount:
$8,302.00

Component Description:
Final 10% of preliminary layout and site visit finalization design
Amount:
$1,660.40

Component Description:
Second 40% of preliminary layout and site visit finalization design
Amount:
$6,641.60
Rigid Transmission Line - copper, 6 1/8"

Component Description:
Zeroed because cost now appears in approved transmitter total on transmitter page
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
100% of cost of additional transmission line sections
Amount:
$2,913.17

Component Description:
Second 50% of cost of transmission line segments and associated hardware
Amount:
$102,167.50

Component Description:
50% of cost of transmission line segments and associated hardware
Amount:
$102,167.50

Component Description:
100% of cost of additional transmission line segments
Amount:
$5,249.50

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 $776,300.00 $636,277.00 N/A $636,277.00 N/A
Total for all systems $3,277,390.78 $2,206,081.15 N/A $2,153,847.79 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $776,300.00 $636,277.00 $636,277.00
Landing Area for Tower Work $128,450.00 $128,450.00 Unanticipated cost to create gravel and wood landing area for antenna staging and winch placement in swampy area $128,450.00 N/A
Tower Mapping $3,750.00 $3,750.00 Tower mapping to confirm status in preparation for structural study. Was completed by George Fitz Antenna Service. $3,750.00 For purpose of reimbursement, total only included on invoice component, not with quote or purchase order
Tall Tower (greater than 500') $210,500.00 $210,500.00 Mobilization, rigging, removal of current antenna, installation of new antenna and transmission line. Does not include costs for installation and removal of interim antenna. $210,500.00 N/A
Major tower reinforcement/modifications $421,000.00 $275,577.00 Tower structural analysis indicates that reinforcement will be required in at least 12 bays, plus tower base must be reinforced with additional concrete to meet G standards. Does not create additional capacity beyond line and antenna needs for project. $275,577.00 N/A
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower $12,600.00 $18,000.00 The higher cost was the result of an evaluation run early in the process, a 2nd evaluation after an antenna was selected, and a 3rd after the FAA denied use of the first choice antenna. Each changed tower reinforcement needs. $18,000.00 Exceeds Predetermined Estimate because total includes initial evaluation for 399 submission, reinforcement plan that anticipated pre-repack work by tower client, revised plans & materials after client failed to complete work and with substitute antenna

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Landing Area for Tower Work

Component Description:
Invoice is 100% of cost to rework work landing area for placement of winch and staging of antennas and reinforcement materials
Amount:
$128,450.00
Tower Mapping

Component Description:
Purchase order for tower mapping. Invoice already on file. Only entering dollar total with invoice so total not duplicated.
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
Original quote from Antenna Service Company for tower mapping-PO and invoice on file. Total for reimbursement on invoice.
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
Full cost of initial tower mapping
Amount:
$3,750.00
Tall Tower (greater than 500')

Component Description:
50% of mobilization costs
Amount:
$105,250.00

Component Description:
Final 10% of tower mobilization
Amount:
$21,050.00

Component Description:
40% of tower mobilization
Amount:
$84,200.00
Major tower reinforcement/modifications

Component Description:
50% downpayment for second tower reinforcement materials package
Amount:
$20,456.00

Component Description:
Invoice represents 40% of installation costs for second set of tower reinforcement materials
Amount:
$12,051.60

Component Description:
Invoice for final 10% of installation costs for second set of tower modifications
Amount:
$3,012.90

Component Description:
Represents 40% of costs of installation of first tower modification package
Amount:
$34,121.20

Component Description:
Invoice for final 10% of installation cost for initial set of tower modification materials
Amount:
$8,530.30

Component Description:
Second 50% payment toward initial tower reinforcement materials package, less $10,000 toward custom top plate
Amount:
$59,616.50

Component Description:
Payment through proposal requirements is for 50% deposit on cost of installation of initial package of reinforcement materials
Amount:
$42,651.50

Component Description:
Payment through proposal requirement for 50% of cost of installation of second set of tower reinforcement materials
Amount:
$15,064.50

Component Description:
50% downpayment for initial tower reinforcement package, less $10,000 for custom top tower plate
Amount:
$59,616.50

Component Description:
Final 50% payment for second tower reinforcement materials package
Amount:
$20,456.00
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower

Component Description:
Final tower re-evaluation conducted to revise reinforcement and materials plan after client failed to complete anticipated portion of reinforcements and with substituted antenna (FAA height restriction)
Amount:
$5,000.00

Component Description:
Package included initial proposal, purchase order and revised invoice (and explanation of name discrepancy). No dollar amount included here to prevent duplication in total.
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
Second half of payment for Structural Analysis
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
Initial downpayment for WOSU-TV tower analysis
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
Tower evaluation for reinforcement plan and materials specification following antenna selection.
Amount:
$8,500.00

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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 $72,993.00 $59,843.00 N/A $27,339.95 N/A
Total for all systems $3,277,390.78 $2,206,081.15 N/A $2,153,847.79 N/A
Outside Professional Services $72,993.00 $59,843.00 $27,339.95
Transmitter Site Site Survey $12,003.00 $12,003.00 Survey was conducted by Gates Air to inform planning. Total survey cost was $18,403, however $6400 RF sweep was broken out for inclusion in antenna section. $12,002.45 N/A
Quarterly Progress Reports $5,000.00 $5,000.00 Prepare and file FCC-required Quarterly Progress Reports on Schedule 387 during station repack process. N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,680.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,365.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $2,050.00 $2,050.00 N/A $2,050.00 N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,580.00 $1,580.00 N/A $1,580.00 N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 N/A $3,000.00 N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A $4,620.00 N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $23,700.00 $22,500.00 Estimating 150 hours at $150 per hour N/A N/A
FAA consultant, including cost of preparing FAA Form 7460 (Notice of Proposed Construction), if needed for height increase $2,105.00 $2,105.00 N/A $2,105.00 N/A
ASR modification (prepare FCC Form 854) $2,105.00 $2,105.00 N/A $1,982.50

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Transmitter Site Site Survey

Component Description:
Additional $6400 in invoice, PO and estimate totals is for existing line sweep
Amount:
$12,002.45
Quarterly Progress Reports 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 Information not provided.
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization

Component Description:
Invoice includes 100% of engineering costs for preparation of STA for antenna switch
Amount:
$2,050.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application

Component Description:
Invoice includes 100% of engineering cost involved with License to Cover
Amount:
$1,580.00
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
(edited to include engineer name) 100% of additional engineering costs for filing modification of CP related to selection of substitute antenna due to FAA height restrictions
Amount:
$1,425.00

Component Description:
Preparation of initial engineering section of FCC Form 2100: (3) Principal Engineering Hours @ $285/hr (3) Sr. Engineering Hours @ $240/hr
Amount:
$1,575.00
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development

Component Description:
(edited with engineer name) Invoice includes additional engineering costs related to evaluation and work involving substitute antenna
Amount:
$2,535.00

Component Description:
Initial engineering study for new channel assignment: (3) Principal Engineering Hrs @ $285/hr (4.25) Sr. Engineering Hrs @ $240/hr (1) Engineering Hours @ $210/hr
Amount:
$2,085.00
Prepare and or review reimbursement form Information not provided.
Project management of the transition Information not provided.
FAA consultant, including cost of preparing FAA Form 7460 (Notice of Proposed Construction), if needed for height increase

Component Description:
100% of cost for preparation and filing of forms with FAA for elevation evaluation
Amount:
$2,105.00
ASR modification (prepare FCC Form 854)

Component Description:
100% of engineering costs and filing of ASR revisions
Amount:
$1,982.50

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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 $75,123.48 $75,123.48 N/A $55,393.17 N/A
Total for all systems $3,277,390.78 $2,206,081.15 N/A $2,153,847.79 N/A
Other Expenses $75,123.48 $75,123.48 $55,393.17
Tower Safety Climb System $13,628.42 $13,628.42 Tower crew indicated 1970's era safety line must be replaced as part of tower work. Invoice previously submitted, but apparently not linked to expense. $13,628.42 N/A
Top Tower Beacon Replacement Parts $1,473.00 $1,473.00 Unanticipated cost of replacement parts required for top tower beacon being re-installed on new repack antenna. $1,473.00 N/A
Site Restoration $26,972.00 $26,972.00 This was not an anticipate cost when planning the repack work at the WOSU-TV tower site. The repack phase assignment required the work to occur during wet winter months. Both the ground and roadway at the site were severely damaged, requiring restoration. $26,972.00 N/A
Medical Notification Mailing $3,750.00 $3,750.00 Per RF Notifications $3,750.00 N/A
Equipment Off-Loading $1,045.75 $1,045.75 While other vendors provided for the off-loading from delivery trucks, FDS Infrastructure Services required WOSU to lease a large forklift and provide a driver to remove tower reinforcement materials from the enclosed semi-trailer. $1,045.75 N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $8,000.00 $8,000.00 Including production and broadcast N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $17,754.31 $17,754.31 Shipping, handling and placement of major equipment and items, not including off-loading costs for tower reinforcement materials incurred by WOSU-TV $7,274.00 N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $2,500.00 $2,500.00 N/A $1,250.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Tower Safety Climb System

Component Description:
100% Cost of replacement tower safety line system required by tower crew
Amount:
$13,628.42
Top Tower Beacon Replacement Parts

Component Description:
Strobe Tech Final Invoice 15783, including quote and purchase order, for replacement beacon parts.
Amount:
$1,473.00
Site Restoration

Component Description:
Grass Groomers Invoice 49523, including quote and purchase order, for restoration of transmitter site road damage caused by repack activities.
Amount:
$14,810.00

Component Description:
(Revised) Grass Groomers Invoice 50657, including quote and purchase order, for restoration of grassy areas damaged during repack activities.
Amount:
$12,162.00

Component Description:
(Revised) Grass Groomers Invoice 50657, including quote and purchase order, for restoration of grassy areas damaged during repack activities. This package has been corrected to show the correct amount of the invoice on the cover page.
Amount:
$12,162.00
Medical Notification Mailing

Component Description:
Invoice 1384 Package, including quote and purchase authorization, for Medical Notification Mailings.
Amount:
$3,750.00
Equipment Off-Loading

Component Description:
100% of cost of leasing large forklift to unload reinforcement materials from semi-trailer truck.
Amount:
$893.50

Component Description:
100% of the labor cost for a university driver to operate a large forklift to unload tower reinforcement materials
Amount:
$152.25
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change Information not provided.
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges

Component Description:
Final 50% of delivery costs for antenna and other items included in initial ERI bid project proposal
Amount:
$3,637.00

Component Description:
50% of delivery costs for antenna and other items included in initial ERI bid project proposal
Amount:
$3,637.00

Component Description:
Zeroed out per Lester Bach at CavillMertz. All charges related to this invoice now appear on transmitter line.
Amount:
N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change

Component Description:
RF Notifications Invoice 1385, including quote and purchase authorization, for MVPD Notification Mailings.
Amount:
$1,250.00

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $3,277,390.78 $2,206,081.15 $2,153,847.79

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel. Yes
Construction of final facilities or all necessary modifications are complete. Yes
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.

Michael Papadakis

Senior Vice President and CFO


08/30/2021

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Final Allocation or Accounting Information 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 and represents that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material representations.

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

  3. The above-named entity certifies that all costs identified as "actual costs" herein accurately represent the costs actually paid by the above-named entity, including any discounts, refunds, or rebates.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

Michael Papadakis

Senior Vice President and CFO


08/30/2021

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