January 10, 2014 at 11:14 pm #2583big89Participant
Here’s the info on the Tom Dwyer filing against KPOJ.January 10, 2014 at 11:37 pm #2584NotalentParticipant
Assuming K224DL is a translator and not a sattellitor…
Can anyone tell if K224DL is actually rebroadcasting the 103.3 HD3 signal off the air? That stream is at best 32kbps and thus artifacts of extreme data compression should be clearly evident.
I suspect they are broadcasting their satellite feed which happens to also be the HD3 channel of 103.3 FM.
Is this a grey area loophole or a clear violation of the intent of translators?January 10, 2014 at 11:53 pm #2585field_strengthParticipant
It sounds to me like they have a direct satellite feed into the translator, and that it is NOT being received over-the-air. The artifacts are not present. This is completely LEGAL. K224DL is a fill-in translator, and delivering a program feed to a fill-in translator is allowed via any means.
An HD side-channel feeding a translator is kindof a loophole – but tons of commercial broadcasters are doing this all over the country, and the FCC is fine with it. Clear Channel does it right here in town with Radio 102.3 -which is a translator of KKRZ-HD2.January 10, 2014 at 11:57 pm #2586
Since the program content on 92.7 (K224DL) appears to be about 50 seconds *ahead* of the broadcast on 103.3 HD-3, it is evident that K224DL is *not* rebroadcasting 103.3 HD-3. I read once on this board that this practice is ok for “fill in” translators, but have not researched the FCC regulations myself.January 11, 2014 at 12:07 am #2587
“an FM translator providing fill-in service may use any terrestrial facilities to receive the signal that is being rebroadcast. An FM booster station or a noncommercial educational FM translator station that is operating on a reserved channel (Channels 201-220) and is owned and operated by the licensee of the primary noncommercial educational station it rebroadcasts may use alternative signal delivery means, including, but not limited to, satellite and terrestrial microwave facilities. Provided, however, that an applicant for a noncommercial educational translator operating on a reserved channel (Channel 201-220) and owned and operated by the licensee of the primary noncommercial educational AM or FM station it rebroadcasts complies with either paragraph (b)(1) or (b)(2) of this section:”January 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm #2588
Here’s the info on the Tom Dwyer filing against KPOJ.
Clear Channel has filed a response to Tom Dwyer’s Informal Objection to their license renewal:
Today’s Daily Digest http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Digest/2014/ddtoday.html contains in the Broadcast Actions and Broadcast Applications sections many grants of renewals for Oregon AM stations. KPOJ was not among them.January 29, 2014 at 7:39 pm #2589
Does the second link above work ok on your computer… I get this:
Error at Wed, Jan 29 at 14:40:39 EST on Server licensing.fcc.gov:moss.fcc.gov
Generic Error Message
Exception Message Unable to process the input parameter. Requested file cannot be displayed. For input string: “5000Â©num=1”January 29, 2014 at 8:50 pm #2590
This seems to work right now. If not go to:
then scroll down to “Exhibits” and click on “Opposition”January 29, 2014 at 9:06 pm #2591
How strange! the first link in the 12:50 post works fine but appears to be identical to the link in the 11:18 post. Thanks for reposting the link!January 29, 2014 at 10:52 pm #2592
The link returns an error just now. Either the servers are overloaded or it’s something else.
The long way still works, though:
then scroll down to “Exhibits” and click on “Opposition”January 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm #2593
Let’s try a fresh one:
Edit Add: ok that one worked the first time I tried it but the two older ones don’t… strange, do these links to attachments somehow “expire”?
The link in this post appears to be not working either:January 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm #2594
“Edit Add: ok that one worked the first time I tried it but the two older ones don’t… strange, do these links to attachments somehow “expire”?”
I don’t think so, i think the link when launched from the embed on the Correspondence Folder page works but is filling in a wild card that when launched solo is causing the problem. Maybe the © before the num should be something else.January 30, 2014 at 4:22 am #2595semoochieParticipant
KYTE has submitted its application once again, to cover Independence OR. They said that they couldn’t finish construction before, because of local concerns, but feel confident that they will have time to address those concerns this time, before time runs out again. Here is the 60dbu contour for this Class C0 @648 meters HAAT: https://maps.google.com/?q=http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/contourplot.kml%3Fgmap%3D2%26appid%3D1574946%26call%3DKYTE%26freq%3D102.7%26contour%3D60%26city%3DNEWPORT%26state%3DOR.kmlFebruary 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm #2596
The FCC has rescinded the grants of license renewals made by Calvary Chapel Of Twin Falls for 30 stations in Oregon including full service stations KDJC Baker, KJCH Coos Bay, KQDL Hines, KKJA Redmond and KPIJ Junction City as well as 25 Oregon translators. Petition to Deny had been filed by Colin Innes and discussed previously starting here: http://feedback.pdxradio.com/topic/towers-amp-such-2014#post-182096 about EMF.February 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm #2597BrianlParticipant
There is a Colin Innes in Portland, he happens to be one of my roommates. But I highly doubt this is the same Colin Innes.
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