Friday, August 28, 2020

FCC (and CRTC) Items

Decatur, Arkansas: KFFK 1390:  
Granted power reduction to 800 ND-D, 36-24-41/94-27-02; city from Rogers.

Gentry, Arkansas: KREB 1190:
Granted power reduction to 3,000 ND-D, 36-24-41/94-27-02; city from Bentonville.

Upper Grand Lagoon, Florida: WLTG 1430:
Power reduced to 125/60 ND, 30-10-44/85-46-55; city from Panama City.  To share the WPCF-1290 tower.

Savannah, Georgia: WJLG 900:
Granted STA for approximately 5% power (200 watts) due to lightning damage.

Pearl City, Hawaii: KUPA 1370:
Requests reduction in power from 6,200 watts to 250, both day and night.

Chubbuck, Idaho: KPCQ 1490:
OFF June 15th, trackhoe destroyed temporary antenna.

Somonauk, Illinois: WSPY 1480:
Granted power reduction to 250 ND-D, 41-40-06/88-34-06; city from Geneva.

New Castle, Indiana: WLTI 1550:
Granted STA to operate with daytime pattern at night at 25% power (62 watts) pending repairs to antenna system.

Danville, Kentucky: WHIR 1230:
Requests correction of coordinates to 37-40-26/84-45-57.

Augusta, Maine: WMDR 1340:
OFF Aug. 24th, repairs complete but doesn't want to resume operation until thunderstorm passes.

Indianola, Mississippi: WNLA 1390:
Granted move from 1380, 1,000/15 ND, 33-28-41/90-38-28.

Fredericton, New Brunswick: CKHJ 1260:
Requests reduction of night power to 32 watts non-directional.

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: WORA 760:
Requests STA 1,250 ND day and night; to operate at 25% power after Hurricane Isaac damage.  Granted.

Sparta, Tennessee: WTZX 860:
Power reduced to 950/10 ND, 35-57-16/85-28-37; sharing the WSMT-1050 tower.

Ballinger, Texas: KRUN 1400:
Granted STA 240 watts daytime; night not affected.

Moneta, Virginia: WSLK 880:
OFF June 24th pending move to new site.

Friday, August 21, 2020

FCC items

Muscle Shoals, Alabama: WLAY 1450:

Requests site change to 34-40-38/87-43-15; to share on WVNA-1590 tower.

Tuscumbia, Alabama: WVNA 1590:

Requests daytime power reduction to 1,000 watts; to go non-directional night at 55 watts.

Savannah, Georgia: WBMQ 630:

OFF July 20th, transmitter damaged by lightning.

Savannah, Georgia: WJLG 900:

Requests STA to operate at approximately 4.6% power (200 watts) due to lightning damage.

New Castle, Indiana: WLTI 1550:

Requests STA to operate with daytime pattern at night at 25% power (62 watts) pending repairs to antenna system.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi: WORV 1580:

Granted STA 450/88 ND pending transmitter replacement.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania: WKGE 850: 

Requests STA 2,500/2,500 ND; to operate at 25% power non-directionally.  Has permit to move to 870 with 7,000 DA-D.

Scranton, Pennsylvania: WARM 590:

OFF July 17th, storm damage.

Ballinger, Texas: KRUN 1400: 

Requests STA to operate at 240 watts daytime.  Night power unaffected.

Parkersburg, West Virginia: WHNK 1450:

Requests site change to 39-18-57/81-31-38.

Waukesha, Wisconsin: WRRD 1510:

Requests power reduction to 250 watts ND; to remove two towers and go non-directional.

Granted 9/29/2020.

Friday, August 14, 2020

FCC items

Huntsville, Alabama: WTKI 1450

Requests permission to relocate tower 210m to 34-43-36/86-35-59.

Palm Springs, California: KCOD 1450

OFF Aug. 6th, financial distress.

Atlanta, Georgia: WBIN 640

Calls changed from WGST.

Hogansville, Georgia: WGST 720

Calls changed from WVCC.

Toccoa, Georgia: WNEG 630

Granted STA 3,500 ND-D; to increase STA power from 500 watts pending repairs to guy wire insulators.

Agana, Guam: KUSG 1350

OFF, combination of economic & technical issues.  The station could afford to operate at its old site, but the local government has displaced them.  If the station had more money, it could afford to relocate.

Requests STA to operate at half power at old site pending resolution of move.

Deerfield, Illinois: WEEF 1430

Request to increase nighttime power to 1,020 watts dismissed.  Would have interfered with KZQZ St. Louis; WFOB Fostoria, Ohio; and KLO Ogden, Utah.  KZQZ has been deleted but the FCC is holding its frequency open for future applicants.  WEEF has thirty days to file a corrective amendment.

East Moline, Illinois: WDLM 960

Granted power reduction to 520/15 ND; to remove one tower and go non-directional.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa: WMT 600

Granted STA to operate at reduced nighttime power due to tower collapse in Aug. 10th "derecho" storm.  Either 1,250 watts non-directional, or some higher power less than 5,000 watts "...while insuring that the radiated field strength does not exceed that authorized in any azimuth..."

Clinton, Iowa: KROS 1340

Granted STA for 300/300 ND to drop wire antenna 20 feet high.  Lost tower to Aug. 10th "derecho" storm.

New Orleans, Louisiana: WWWL 1350

Requests nighttime power reduction to 480 watts, non-directional -- to drop nighttime directional array.

Port Sulphur, Louisiana: KAGY 1510

Granted daytime power increase from 1,000 watts to 3,800.

Rumford, Maine: WIGY 780

Calls changed from WTME.

Orleans, Massachusetts: WFPB 1170

Granted power to 1,000 ND-D, 41-46-44/70-00-30.

St. Joseph, Michigan: WQYQ 1400

Calls changed from WSJM.

Duluth, Minnesota: WEBC 560

Requests STA to operate with nighttime pattern during the day, pending repairs.
STA granted Sept. 24th.

Minneapolis, Minnesota: KFXN 690

Granted STA 120 watts daytime, non-directional.  Center tower of directional array collapsed, destroying feedline to another tower and leaving only one operational.

Gulfport, Mississippi: WGCM 1240

Correct coordinates to 30-25-45/89-01-08.

Hardin, Montana: KHDN 1230

OFF Aug. 1st pending equipment upgrades.

Portales, New Mexico: KSEL 1450

OFF Aug. 4th pending transmitter repairs.  Required annual tests showed excessive harmonic radiation.

Haverstraw, New York: WRCR 1700

Requests site change to 41-11-22/74-00-54; city from Ramapo.  Station has been operating from this tower since March 14th, 2019 under STA, at 25% power.

Changes (both site & city-of-license) have been granted & implemented - WRCR has moved at full power.

Horseheads, New York: WMTT 820

Calls changed from WWLZ.

Niagara Falls, New York: WEBR 1440

Calls changed from WJJL.

Watkins Glen, New York: WNGZ 1490

Calls changed from WRCE.

Rose Hill, North Carolina: WKOO 710

Calls changed from WEGG.

Columbus, Ohio: WMYC 1580

Calls changed from WVKO

San Juan, Puerto Rico: WIPR 940

Requests power reduction to 3,000/1,900 ND, 18-23-00/66-04-01; to share on WSKN-630 antenna.  Licensed facility destroyed in Hurricane Georges.

Providence, Rhode Island: WPPB 1290

Calls changed from WRPA.

Aberdeen, South Dakota: KKAA 1560

Permanently OFF, surrendered license.

Benton, Tennessee: WWRO 1540

Calls changed from WBIN.

Clarksville, Tennessee: WBQL 1400

Calls changed from WVWF.

Maryville, Tennessee: WJMP 1120

Calls changed from WVLZ.

Longview, Texas: KFRO 1370

Granted nighttime power reduction to 100 watts.  Vandals destroyed two towers of nighttime directional array; station decided it wasn't worth rebuilding them.

Reduction implemented.

Shenandoah, Texas: KRCM 1380

Request for 22,000/50 DA-D, 30-07-40/95-57-35 (day), 29-39-55/95-45-28 (night) dismissed.  Nighttime service area doesn't intersect any of the daytime city-of-license contour, nor any of the city of Shenandoah.

Friday, August 07, 2020

FCC items

Phenix City, Alabama: WGSY 1460:

Calls changed from WHTY.

Hilo, Hawaii: KIPA 1060:

Requests daytime power reduction to 1kw and deletion of nighttime authority altogether.  This would make it the only daytime-only station in Hawaii -- indeed, the only station in Hawaii whose daytime and nighttime facilities would differ.

The application doesn't say why.  My guess is commonly-owned KLHT-1040 Honolulu would like to increase power, and would cause too much interference to KIPA to be approved.

Granted & power reduced..

Nashville, Tennessee: WLAC 1510:

Granted STA to operate at 12,500 watts or less, nondirectional, at night pending repairs to transmission lines.  Daytime power remains 50,000 watts nondirectional.

Fort Worth, Texas: KHVN 970:

Requests permission to operate less than the minimum required schedule, for economic reasons.

Stations are required to operate at least 2/3 of the hours they're authorized to operate between 6am and 6pm; and at least 2/3 of authorized hours between 6pm and midnight.  

KHVN is a Class B station, authorized to operate 24 hours a day.  So its minimum schedule would be eight hours between 6am and 6pm; and four hours between 6pm and midnight.  If operated in a single block, that would be 10am-10pm.

The station proposes to operate six hours daily between 6am and 6pm.  (it doesn't specify which six hours)

Permission has been granted.