Today's lesson. Here is what NOT to do as the licensee

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Today's lesson. Here is what NOT to do as the licensee

Post by NECRAT » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:21 pm

Here is a good example of what NOT to do as a licensee of a broadcast TV station in the US.

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Release ... 4-56A1.pdf
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Post by kcbooboo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:06 am

I'm sure the station's first line of defense will be to seek a reduction in the fine because they will claim they can't afford it. Their lack of personnel presence supports that, not that it's a good excuse. But being on the wrong tower? "Close but no cigar" doesn't cut it with the FCC.

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Post by PID_Stop » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:44 pm

Oh my goodness. Given the magnitude of violations -- especially transmitting from the wrong location -- I'm rather surprised that the FCC didn't order the station to immediately cease operation until they could prove compliance with the terms of their license.

And it isn't exactly a small market, either... wow.

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Post by Deep Thought » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:33 pm

Class-A. One step above pirate status. Not surprised.
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Post by COMMENG » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:12 pm

Just saw this.

So neither the Tower leasee, nor antenna riggers, nor the FCC verified the proper transmitter location and tower after construction??

I realize that neither the riggers nor the Tower leasee can be held responsible, but.....

When I converted a 500 Watt rural AM ND to a 1kW Directional (with a proper CP in hand from the new owner), Fox Charlie Charlie was out there with their van two weeks later to verify location, transmitter meter readings, power budget-loss calculations, etc.

Unbelievable.

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Post by kkiddkkidd » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:08 am

IIRC, a google search for this stations owner turns up pages of litigation and complaints on various subjects from TV to contact lenses.

That hilltop is covered with huge towers and even an AM station where we rebuilt the ground system.
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Post by Shane » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:02 pm

WNWR. formerly WRCP. Formerly WJMJ. 50,000 watts of Real Country Power (daytime only) when it was WRCP and owned by RustCraft. (Whatever became of that outfit? Not to be confused with Rust Communications.) Right across Domino Lane from the WUSL studios and the former WFIL studios. When I worked there, we had a lot of trouble with their RF getting into stuff.

Particularly, the cassette aircheck recorder (unbalanced, natch). But after sundown it made great recordings!

Anyway, really stubby towers, less than 150 feet and not even 90 degrees at 1540.

I didn't think you came that far north, Kevin.
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Post by kkiddkkidd » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:31 am

I will go _almost_ anywhere that anyone wants to pay me to go...

We installed new feed, sample and control lines as well as rebuilding the old ripped up ground system. Gary Cavell & Richard Mertz did the MoM. I believe that it was one of the last arrays that Richard worked on before he died in 2013. He looked good at the site but I recall his health declining quickly afterward.

WNWR is owned by Jim Weitzman's Potomac Radio / New World Radio / Global Radio group. Jim also passed away last year so not sure who actually controls that organization now.

We have built stations all over the country and even 1 in Rio Bravo, Mexico. 31 US states and counting.

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