Friday, March 26, 2021

FCC items

Carrville, Alabama: WALQ 1130:
OFF Mar. 21st, transmitter damaged in storm. 

Pensacola, Florida: WCOA 1370:
Requests permission to shorten towers & reduce night power from 5kw to 4kw; granted.

Fort Wayne, Indiana: WGL 1250:
Requests STA for 25% power (580/250 ND), sharing on the WIOE-1450 tower.  Lost site.

Toledo, Ohio: WWYC 1560:
Requests STA for reduced power of 80 watts due to transmitter failure.

Atlantic Beach, South Carolina: WMIR 1200:
Calls changed back from WJXY.

Friday, March 19, 2021

FCC items

Agana, Guam: KUAM 630:
Requests STA for 2.5kw, 13-20-27/144-39-04E.  Lost lease.  To use temporary "sloper" wire antenna on one of the KSDA shortwave towers. 

Elmhurst, Illinois: WCKG 1530:
Requests STA 190 watts non-directional daytime only, 41-52-03/87-55-07.  Emergency 43m end-fed wire and 25% power.  Illinois Tollway exercised eminent domain & took their site.  
Requests amendment of above STA.  Tower #1 of two-tower array was removed, but tower #2 is still standing.  Station wishes to use that tower instead of the 43m wire mentioned above.
STA amendment granted.
Requests further amendment, to change STA site to 41-51-46/87-55-26.  
This amendment also granted.

Kent, Washington: KKDZ 1250:
Requests site change to use former KMIA-1210 night site at 47-18-00/122-11-23 full-time & change city from Seattle.
Requests STA to activate this new site, non-directionally at night with 1,250 watts.

Friday, March 12, 2021

FCC items

Valley Head, Alabama: WQRX 870:
Granted STA; to operate at reduced power of 4kw pending delivery of new transmitter. 

Corona, California: KWRM 1370: 
Requests STA for temporary facility, 10 watts to 6m pole at 33-49-01/117-30-29.  Lost site.

Stockton, California: KWSX 1280:
Requests STA for non-directional operation at 25% power, or such higher power as doesn't exceed authorized radiation in any direction.  Cabling to tower #3 has failed.

North Fort Myers, Florida: WBCN 770:
Calls changed from WJBX.

Watertown, Minnesota: KPNP 1600:
Renewal not filed on time.  Due Dec. 1st, 2020 for a license expiring on April 1st, 2021; application not on file by Mar. 11th.

Charlotte, North Carolina: WJBX 1660:
Calls changed from WBCN.

Raleigh, North Carolina: WQDR 570:
Calls changed from WPLW

Kittanning, Pennsylvania: WKFO 1380:
Calls changed from WTYM

Ashland City, Tennessee: WCHQ 790:
Calls changed from WVWZ

Port Arthur, Texas: KOLE 1340:
OFF Feb. 19th, transmitter failure.

Burlington, Vermont: WCAT 1390:
Requests STA to operate daytime only pending antenna repairs.

Richmond, Virginia: WFTH 1590:
Granted nighttime power increase from 19 watts to 24.  Daytime remains unchanged.
Power increased.

Sunday, March 07, 2021

FCC items

Mobile, Alabama: WNTM 710:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at night with 25% power due to antenna control system failure.  Might use higher power if possible without exceeding authorized field strength in any direction. 

Sweetwater, Florida: WXBN 880:
Calls changed from WZAB.

Douglas, Georgia: WDMG 860:
Requests reduction of daytime power from 5,000 watts to 1,000; of nighttime power from 5,000 watts to 28; and to go non-directional at night.  Station has been operating at 400 watts fulltime under STA.
Changes granted.

Blackfoot, Idaho: KEII 690:
OFF Feb. 25th, transmitter failure.

Cicero, Illinois: WRLL 1450:
Requests permission to operate fulltime, taking over the hours of timeshare partner WCEV.  WCEV has been off since Jan. 20th, 2020 - which means under the law, its license expired on Jan. 20th, 2021.  WCEV's hours were 1pm-10pm weekdays; 1pm-8:30pm Saturdays; and 5am-10pm Sundays.  WRLL operates the remaining hours.
Strangely, while the two stations shared both a frequency and a tower, they appear to use separate transmitters.  WRLL's engineering exhibit includes two photos of space inside a building where it appears a transmitter was removed.  (a feedline is dangling from the ceiling; a power cord and audio cable lie on the floor)  Adjacent to the abandoned space is what appears to be the WRLL transmitter - a rather old unit of appropriate size for 1kw, with a sheet taped to the front that appears to show WRLL's authorized hours.
Most timesharing groups I'm aware of either shared the same transmitter, or broadcast from different sites.

Granted, and WRLL began fulltime operation Dec. 22nd.

Lewisville, North Carolina: WSGH 1040:
OFF Mar. 1st, time brokerage agreement terminated.
Returned to the air Mar. 2nd.

Sapulpa, Oklahoma: KYAL 1550:
Requests STA for 625 watts daytime/22 watts night pending repairs to damage caused by copper thieves.

Norristown, Pennsylvania: WNAP 1110:
OFF Mar. 1st, site sold.

Amarillo, Texas: KDJW 1010:
Amarillo, Texas: KTNZ 1360:
Stations have swapped callsigns - 1010 from KTNZ to KDJW, 1360 from KDJW to KTNZ.

Kenova, West Virginia: WZWB 1420:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at night with 25% power due to feedline damage.  Might use higher power if possible without exceeding authorized field strength in any direction.