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Post by PID_Stop » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:24 pm

There happens to be an application for a new FM station pending before the FCC: 332kW ERP on 102.5MHz, city of license San Francisco. The station is going to need one impressive STL: the coordinates put the transmitter just outside Tokyo.

From various searches, the applicant, one Natsumi Mieko Kimi Kato (what a marvelous name for a pet!) appears to be a remarkable piece of work. I can't imagine having to deal with all of the filings and random nonsense she files with various government agencies and businesses.

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Post by kkiddkkidd » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:18 pm

For a little taste, google her name and check out the FaceBook page.

According to someone on another list, they filed for a license to cover yesterday. The app reportedly made it this far without filing fee because she/they filed it as a gov agency exempt of fees.
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Post by NECRAT » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:35 pm

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Going to get good coverage with their transmitter in the middle of the ocean...
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Post by kkiddkkidd » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:19 pm

Not sure which set of outlandish coordinates are supposed to be _real_. The coordinates that you plotted as one set or one of the apps that I looked at had the lon as positive. Which put the TX somewhere outside Tokyo.

I also noticed that there are several apps for LPFMs on that frequency in San Francisco. Pretty amusing unless you happen to be a legitiment applicant.
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Post by BroadcastDoc » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:21 pm

Well they *did* specify a 1089' (332m) tower...

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Post by kkiddkkidd » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:52 pm

Depending on which site they select... They will have a HAAT of about +1100' at the Tokyo site or -16000ft at the Eastern Pacific site. I know which one I would chose but I'm a little funny about submerged antenna's.
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Post by NECRAT » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:13 pm

The CDBS filings are also as funny...

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe ... _id=199094
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Post by Deep Thought » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:16 am

kkiddkkidd wrote:According to someone on another list, they filed for a license to cover yesterday. The app reportedly made it this far without filing fee because she/they filed it as a gov agency exempt of fees.
The thing I find amusing is that there is no outstanding construction permit to cover.
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Post by PID_Stop » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:35 am

NECRAT wrote:Image
Going to get good coverage with their transmitter in the middle of the ocean...
That was what I saw the first time I tried the coordinates... before I noticed that the longitude is east, not west. Change it to east, and you end up here:

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Marker "N" is at the search coordinates in the white box; the upper coordinates are the map center. In round numbers, the transmitter would be about 25 miles north-northeast of Tokyo.

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Post by w4cl » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:42 pm

Someone is getting a real good laugh on this one. This "person" can't be real.

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Post by PID_Stop » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:27 pm

w4cl wrote:Someone is getting a real good laugh on this one. This "person" can't be real.
Real physically, perhaps, not so real metaphysically. :lol:

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Post by Deep Thought » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:13 am

1/27/2016: She filed a change of address for the "station"...to 1800 Ocean Ave., San Francisco. Also known as City College of San Francisco.

And then there's this...
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Post by Shane » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:13 pm

332kW on a 332m tower ... what a coincidence!

Is a directional antenna specified? One which includes a feature to make the RF follow the curvature of the earth? :wink:
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Post by RGORJANCE » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:23 pm

Just sayin,

Wowsers! It are a "trailer Park" up dere, hey in Sioux Falls.

Wonder what level of organization that is.

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Post by PID_Stop » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:04 pm

I shouldn't drink soda while reading the FCC Daily Digest. As soon as I spotted "NATSUMI MIEKO KIMI KATO" on page 42 of broadcast applications, I blew a mouthful of diet Pepsi through my nose.

It still stings.

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