I may have figured out why KBFF is reducing antenna height.

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  • #13009
    semoochie
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    This would give KLVP an opening on the master antenna. Then again, I thought the problem was rack space.

    #13012
    fieldstrength
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    I’ve assumed that Alpha just wanted to have their own master antenna not only for KBFF’s main, but also for auxiliary facilities for KXL and KUPL (they have Aux CPs for both at the same antenna). The new master would be lower, where there is available tower space. The new antenna would also allow KBFF to add HD.

    #13255
    semoochie
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    In filing its 302-FM, KBFF has stated that it will share its antenna and gives the file numbers BPH-20150116AEC and BPH-20150116AED. Neither of these numbers are on file. The form also states that neither of these stations are on the air yet.

    #13263
    Andy Brown
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    “20150116AEC and BPH-20150116AED. Neither of these numbers are on file”

    Yes, they are.

    20150116AEC is the KBFF Auxiliary antenna, the 302 for which was granted two days ago.

    20150116AED is the KUPL Auxiliary antenna, the 302 for which was granted on Feb. 4 of this year.

    When searching in FM query, two reminders:

    1. Make sure there is no leading space before the the first digit

    2. Truncate the ‘BXX-‘ so the leading digit is the ‘2’ in e.g. ‘2015xxxxx . . .’

    #13305
    semoochie
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    It worked for “EE” which is the main facility but nothing for “EC” or “ED”. I’m glad you had better luck than I did, thank you Andy! It doesn’t seem very helpful to have your auxiliary on the same antenna as the main. If the whole master goes down, it’s over.

    #13307
    Andy Brown
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    When all their “moves” are done, they will be licensed to go any which way is necessary to keep every station on the air at all times, including not only equipment failures but ongoing maintenance and tower work. The more licensed options you build in, the more redundant you are. Makes total sense to me. Without seeing a master end result plumbing diagram, it is foolish to try and second the guess the reasoning of every single move you read about in the FCC database. In other words, chill, they know what they are doing. That doesn’t include their programming.:-)

    #13308
    semoochie
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    Thank you Andy. It was just a passing thought. I don’t lose any sleep over these things.

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