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  • #11696
    Andy Brown
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    That leaves 91.1 and 105.5 in Salem. 105.5 is the better of the two as far as proposed site. 91.1 is too far out of town (I think it’s another Todd Urick special). 105.5 will cover Salem quite nicely if they can build out where they proposed or nearby. I don’t know if 91.1 couldn’t be closer to town or Todd was just too lazy to find something better.

    Mt Hood is a good 70 miles away, so although it may be receivable, the signal strength is not all that difficult to overcome.

    https://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?state=&call=&city=&arn=&serv=&vac=&freq=94.1&fre2=94.5&facid=&asrn=&class=&dkt=&list=1&dist=150&dlat2=44&mlat2=53&slat2=52&NS=N&dlon2=123&mlon2=2&slon2=5&EW=W&size=9

    I’ll bet you that 94.3 will end up as a translator on the south or east side of the Salem area. Bustos won’t wiggle out of it like they did in Portland, where the distance was more like 50 miles.

    #11815
    Andy Brown
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    Radio 23 has once again applied to modify its Construction Permit for service on Ch. 212 (90.3 MHz). This time they are proposing a move from a cell tower at the corner of NE Martin Luther King Blvd. and NE Bryant http://binged.it/1Hc4CLZ to a rooftop guyed pole at the corner of NE Alberta and NE 13th http://binged.it/1Hc4LyW . This move is not that far in distance but does increase their HAMSL a little bit. Projected area of interference free reception will not change much if at all. The proposed mast will be on the roof of a one story building. Unfortunately what they might gain in HAMSL they are losing in HAGL and there are some two story buildings in every direction which may have a negative effect on propagation. Proposed antenna locations should be clear of trees and buildings and this proposal doesn’t appear to be so. Regardless of acceptance by the FCC of this modification, Radio 23’s Construction Permit expires Sept 11, 2015. That’s about 90 days away.

    #12019
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    Media Institute For Change, applicants on 99.9 Vancouver, have filed for call letters of KXRW-LP. They are proposing an antenna site on a cell tower in the northeast corner of the intersection of I-205 and Fourth Plain Blvd. Their Construction Permit expires on August 6, 2015, so you should expect to hear them on the air very soon.

    KPQR-LP has filed their 319 Application for License To Cover.

    So assuming the rubber stamping of the latter, the updated list looks like this:

    CP’s, calls if filed for, expiration of CP date

    89.5 APANO 2-21-2016
    90.3 Radio23 9-11-2015
    91.1 Wilsonville Radio Project 8-10-2015
    95.1 KQRZ Hillsboro (currently @ 100.7) 10-21-2016
    96.7 OPAL 2-21-2016 (southwest side)
    96.7 CAT 2-21-2016 (east side)
    97.5 Rusting Sprocket Vancouver 8-7-2015
    98.3 KFFP Beaverton 8-6-2015
    99.1 KSFL 10-22-2015
    99.9 KXRW Vancouver 8-6-2015
    100.7 KRJJ, KBSF (shared site) 11-6-2016
    101.5 Tool Shed 2-20-2016 (southwest side)
    101.5 Cascade Community Radio 7-5-2016 (east side)
    104.5 KVPB Vernonia 8-4-2015
    105.5 KXRU, Reed Institue (separate sites) 11-1-2016
    107.9 Recording NW Vancouver 8-7-2015

    Also within the search radius (60 km of Stonehenge) there are the following licensed LPFM’s:

    95.1 KISN
    95.9 KPCN/KPVN Woodburn
    96.3 KKJC McMinnville (STA on 93.5)
    99.1 KPQR
    100.7 KQRZ Hillsboro
    102.5 KCVD Camas

    http://tinyurl.com/q3w8en8

    There are six CP’s expiring in a month. KSFL is operating and KFFP is awaiting a location change approval but did not request expedited processing. A google search of the Wilsonville Radio Project provides no information, Vernonia’s pending site change (for reasons unknown, nothing in the application sheds light and also no expedited processing requested) has yet to be approved, Rusting Sprocket in Vancouver’s web site yields no information and Recording NW has no web site I can find.

    Clearly some of these aren’t going to make it.

    #12036
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    KPQR-LP has been granted their License To Cover.

    Radio23 has been granted their CP Mod to move.

    See previous two posts for full details.

    #12056
    semoochie
    Participant

    That was quick!

    #12310
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    98.3 KFFP Beaverton CP expires 8-6-2015 Today, the FCC approved Free Form Portland’s move as described in an earlier post:

    http://tinyurl.com/njmkxpk

    104.5 KVPB Vernonia CP expires 8-4-2015 Today, the FCC approved Vernonia Public Broadcasting’s coordinate correction. Very small, either correcting a previous miscalculation or perhaps moving to a different corner of a building.

    http://binged.it/1CCgC7M

    You can expect both of these signals to appear within three weeks.

    #12438
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    CP’s, calls if filed for, expiration of CP date

    89.5 APANO 2-21-2016
    90.3 Radio23 9-11-2015
    91.1 Wilsonville Radio Project 8-10-2015
    95.1 KQRZ Hillsboro (currently @ 100.7) 10-21-2016
    96.7 OPAL 2-21-2016 (southwest side)
    96.7 CAT 2-21-2016 (east side)
    97.5 Rusting Sprocket Vancouver 8-7-2015
    98.3 KFFP Beaverton 8-6-2015
    99.1 KSFL 10-22-2015????????????????????????
    99.9 KXRW Vancouver 8-6-2015
    100.7 KRJJ, KBSF (shared site) 11-6-2016
    101.5 Tool Shed 2-20-2016 (southwest side)
    101.5 Cascade Community Radio 7-5-2016 (east side)
    104.5 KVPB Vernonia 8-4-2015
    105.5 KXRU, Reed Institue (separate sites) 11-1-2016
    107.9 Recording NW Vancouver 8-7-2015

    Also within the search radius (60 km of Stonehenge) there are the following licensed LPFM’s:

    95.1 KISN
    95.9 KPCN/KPVN Woodburn
    96.3 KKJC McMinnville (STA on 93.5)
    99.1 KPQR
    100.7 KQRZ Hillsboro
    102.5 KCVD Camas

    http://tinyurl.com/q3w8en8

    #12445
    boisebill
    Participant

    FUSION FAITH CENTER 105.3 MHZ ALBANY, OR dismissed due to not having a member of the voting board sign the application, not fully listing all the voting board members, and not having assurance of a transmitter site.

    #12448
    Broadway
    Participant

    >>105.3 MHZ ALBANY, OR
    read up on all the paperwork with this app…a real mess from 2 groups behaving poorly/badly…

    #12457
    semoochie
    Participant

    Andy, I just learned something from the process of elimination: You said that an LPFM had 18 months to get on the air and I thought that included any changes after being licensed but apparently, after being licensed, any changes are given three years, just like any other station. What got my attention was the rather distant date for KQRZ to change frequencies.

    #12458
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    Only LPFM original CP’s are 18 months. Everything else is still 3 years. Even LPFM’s can get an 18 month extension if they can make a showing of good cause and file for it before the original expiration. BTW, you can’t tell the FCC you couldn’t raise enough money and get an extension (you were supposed to have that in place before you filed an application) and you can’t tell them you didn’t have enough time without valid supporting details like site access problems. The FCC has the power to say no and you are screwed and Petitions for Reconsideration and Reinstatement are expensive and also not guaranteed.

    Here’s the full rules. Remember, none of the stuff after the words “An eligible entity” apply to LPFM’s because you can not assign an LPFM C.P. to a different entity (Although Transfers of LPFM control involving a sudden change of more than 50 percent of an LPFM’s governing board shall not be deemed a substantial change in ownership or control, subject to the filing of an FCC Form 316 is an effective way to white knight a failing LPFM).

    §73.3598 Period of construction.

    http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c7e262d956c42a7c61021ebf9dad77d0&mc=true&node=se47.4.73_13598&rgn=div8

    §73.865 Assignment and transfer of LPFM licenses.

    http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c7e262d956c42a7c61021ebf9dad77d0&mc=true&node=se47.4.73_1865&rgn=div8

    None of this explains what’s up with Portland Radio Project which is operating for two months without filing for their license. I can’t figure out any justification for that and they definitely have exceeded the two weeks grace period. I hope they don’t get in trouble, it can cost them big time.

    #12494
    DarkStar
    Participant

    KSFL-LP has been waiting for PPS to file their form 302-AM. Coincidentally, the FCC accepted for filing the 302-AM for KBPS this morning.

    As long as that is all good and correct, KSFL-LP can file for their license to cover.

    Lots of moving parts, but everything appears to be on track!

    #12615
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    The KBPS Application For Direct Measurement acceptance for filing was published today in the Daily Digest. According to the KSFL-LP CP could have filed their Application for License at the same time. I would imagine that will happen this week.

    “Special operating conditions or restrictions:
    1 During installation of the antenna authorized herein, AM Station(s) listed below shall determine operating power by the indirect method. Upon completion of the installation, antenna impedance measurements on the AM antenna shall be made and, prior to or simultaneous with the filing of the application for license to cover this permit, the results submitted to the Commission (along with a tower sketch of the installation) in an FCC Form 302-AM application for the AM station to return to the direct method of power determination.

    #12630
    Steve Naganuma
    Participant

    The KSFL application now has the “accepted for filing” status.

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/app_list.pl?Facility_id=195582

    #12789
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    This is the last week for KFFP, KXRW, KVPB, Rusting Sprocket and Recording NW to file something/anything with the FCC to let them know they are still in the game or their construction permit will expire as a matter of law. Due to the one to two business day delay in seeing this information on line, we have no way of verifying whether they did or not until later in the week or early next week depending on the exact expiration date as listed below. They all have some options available to them should they not be ready to file a 319 form, but filing nothing is not a wise option. Getting the construction permit reinstated means filing a Petition For Reinstatement and would be a waste of dollars and also put the C.P. at risk, as the FCC is under no obligation to accept it.

    CP’s, calls if filed for, expiration of CP date

    89.5 APANO 2-21-2016
    90.3 Radio23 9-11-2015
    91.1 Wilsonville Radio Project 8-10-2015
    95.1 KQRZ Hillsboro (currently @ 100.7) 10-21-2016
    96.7 OPAL 2-21-2016 (southwest side)
    96.7 CAT 2-21-2016 (east side)
    97.5 Rusting Sprocket Vancouver 8-7-2015
    98.3 KFFP Beaverton 8-6-2015
    99.9 KXRW Vancouver 8-6-2015
    100.7 KRJJ, KBSF (shared site) 11-6-2016
    101.5 Tool Shed 2-20-2016 (southwest side)
    101.5 Cascade Community Radio 7-5-2016 (east side)
    104.5 KVPB Vernonia 8-4-2015
    105.5 KXRU, Reed Institue (separate sites) 11-1-2016
    107.9 Recording NW Vancouver 8-7-2015

    Also within the search radius (60 km of Stonehenge) there are the following licensed LPFM’s:

    95.1 KISN
    95.9 KPCN/KPVN Woodburn
    96.3 KKJC McMinnville (STA on 93.5)
    99.1 KPQR/KSFL
    100.7 KQRZ Hillsboro
    102.5 KCVD Camas

    http://tinyurl.com/q3w8en8

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