Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0386 (July 2002)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
Engineering STA

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BSTA - 20090617ADV
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Mailing Address
2703 HALL ST.
SUITE # 15

City
HAYS
State or Country (if foreign address)
KS
Zip Code
67601 - 1987
Telephone Number (include area code)
7856254000
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0002336360
Call Sign
KFEQ
Facility ID Number
34419
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JAKE RIEHM
Firm or Company Name
WILEY REIN LLP
Mailing Address
1776 K STREET, NW

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20006 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2027197000

E-Mail Address (if available)
JRIEHM@WILEYREIN.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: ST. JOSEPH     State: MO
6. If this application has been submitted without a fee, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1114):
Governmental Entity Noncommercial Educational Licensee/Permittee Other
N/A (Fee Required)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Ensure that the specifications below are accurate. Contradicting data found elsewhere in this application will be disregarded. All items must be completed. The response "on file" is not acceptable.
TECH BOX
7.0. STA is requested for use of
Licensed Antenna system with:
       Reduced power
       Reduced hours of operation
       Required equipment out of service
       Other variance             [Exhibit 13]

Antenna system authorized by Construction Permit:               - 
      Describe requested modes of operation              [Exhibit 14]

Emergency wire antenna. Provide a full description in the Exhibit to Question 8. Do not complete the directional or nondirectional tower subforms.

Other antenna system: (Complete Items 7.1 - 7.7)
7.1. Frequency: 680  kHz
7.2. Class (select one):
A B C D
7.3. Hours of Operation:
Unlimited Limited Daytime Share Time Specified Hours:
7.4. Daytime: Yes No
[Daytime Operation]

7.4. Daytime Operation

a. Power: 1.87 kW

b. Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)

Latitude:
Degrees 39 Minutes 49 Seconds 39 North South

Longitude:
Degrees 94 Minutes 48 Seconds 33 West East

c. and d.

Complete the appropriate following items. If additional space is needed, please provide the information requested below in an Exhibit.

[Exhibit 17]

Nondirectional Directional

Theoretical RMS: 300.5  mV/m per kW at 1 km (Nondirectional)
 mV/m at 1 km (Directional)
   

Standard RMS:     

 mV/m at 1 km (Directional Only)


[Nondirectional Tower Subform]

7c. Nondirectional Tower:

Tower Number
Overall height above ground
(include obstruction lighting)
(meters)
103.5  
Antenna structure registration Number: 1006055
Notification filed with FAA
Not Applicable
Is this tower: (a) Top-loaded
(b) Sectionalized
(c) Neither

Height of radiator above
base insulator, or above base,
if grounded (meters)

100.42  

Electrical height of radiator (degrees)

82  

Top-Loaded/Sectionalized
apparent height (degrees)

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

         or

[Directional Towers Subform]





7.5. Nighttime: Yes No
[Nighttime Operation]

7.5. Nighttime Operation

a. Power: 1.25  kW

b. Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)

Latitude:
Degrees 39 Minutes 49 Seconds 39     North South

Longitude:
Degrees 94 Minutes 48 Seconds 33     West East

c. and d.

Complete the appropriate following items. If additional space is needed, please provide the information requested below in an Exhibit.

[Exhibit 18]

Nondirectional Directional

Theoretical RMS: 300.5  mV/m per kW at 1 km (Nondirectional)
 mV/m at 1 km (Directional)
   

Standard RMS:     

 mV/m at 1 km (Directional Only)


[Nondirectional Tower Subform]

7c. Nondirectional Tower:

Tower Number
Overall height above ground
(include obstruction lighting)
(meters)
103.5  
Antenna structure registration Number: 1006055
Notification filed with FAA
Not Applicable
Is this tower: (a) Top-loaded
(b) Sectionalized
(c) Neither

Height of radiator above
base insulator, or above base,
if grounded (meters)

100.42  

Electrical height of radiator (degrees)

82  

Top-Loaded/Sectionalized
apparent height (degrees)

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

         or

[Directional Towers Subform]





7.6. Critical Hours Operation: Yes No
[Critical Hours Operation]


7.7. Environmental Protection Act.     The proposed facility is excluded from environmental processing under 47. C.F.R. Section 1.1306 (i.e., The facility will not have a significant environmental impact and complies with the maximum permissible radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure limits for controlled and uncontrolled environments). Unless the applicant can determine compliance through the use of the RF worksheets in Appendix A, an Exhibit is required.

By checking "Yes" above, the applicant also certifies that it, in coordination with other users of the site, will reduce power or cease operation as necessary to protect persons having access to the site, tower or antenna from radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure in excess of FCC guidelines.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 15]
8. Please explain in detail the "extraordinary circumstances" which warrant temporary operations at variance from the Commission's Rules. In addition, please specify 1)the specific rules and/or policies from which the applicant seeks temporary relief; 2) how the public interest will be furthered by grant; and 3) the expected duration of the STA and the licensee's plan for restoration of licensed operation. If requesting variance with other than authorized technical facilities, please specify the exact facilities sought. [Exhibit 16]
9. Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. Applicant certifies that neither applicant nor any party to the application is subject to denial of federal benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862. Yes No

I certify that I have prepared Engineering Data on behalf of the applicant, and that after such preparation, I have examined and found it to be accurate and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Name
GARRISON C. CAVELL
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
CONSULTANT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/17/2009
Mailing Address
CAVELL, MERTZ & ASSOCIATES, INC.
7839 ASHTON AVENNUE
City
MANASSAS
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
Zip Code
20109 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
7033929090
E-Mail Address (if available)
GCAVELL@CAVELLMERTZ.COM

I hereby certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith. I acknowledge that all certifications and attached Exhibits are considered material representations.

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
MARK VAIL
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/17/2009

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).



Exhibits
Exhibit 13
Description:
EXHIBIT 13 - PROPOSED OPERATION

AS DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT 13, ONE OF THE TOWERS USED FOR THE NIGHTTIME PORTION OF THE KFEQ DA-2 ARRAY FAILED AFTER A GUY WIRE WAS SEVERED BY A PIECE OF FARMING EQUIPMENT. AS SUCH, OPERATION WITH THE LICENSED NIGHTTIME DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA FACILITIES IS NOT POSSIBLE. (THE SEPARATE DAYTIME DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA OPERATION WAS NOT HARMED BY THIS INCIDENT.) ACCORDINGLY, AUTHORITY IS BEING SOUGHT TO OPERATE KFEQ NONDIRECTIONALLY AT NIGHT PENDING COMPLETION OF REPAIRS - SPECIFICALLY, THE INSTALLATION OF A REPLACEMENT TOWER. HOWEVER, DUE TO RF SYSTEM LIMITATIONS, IT IS NOT PRESENTLY POSSIBLE TO OPERATE THE KFEQ ARRAY IN A SPLIT MODE (DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA SYSTEM DAYTIME, NON-DIRECTIONAL AT NIGHT). THE CONSEQUENCE IS THAT CONTINUED UNLIMITED HOURS OPERATION CAN ONLY OCCCUR BY ACHIEVING AUTHORITY TO OPERATE NON-DIRECTIONALLY BOTH DAY AND NIGHT USING ONE OF THE EXISTING/REMAINING TOWERS AT THE LICENSED SITE (SPECIFICALLY, DAY TOWER NUMBER 3 - PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COORDINATES REFERENCED IN THIS STA REQUEST ARE THOSE FOR THE SPECIFIC TOWER AS FOUND IN THE ASR RECORDS AND NOT THE 'ARRAY CENTER' COORDINATES). (CRITICAL HOURS IS NOT A FACTOR FOR THIS FREQUENCY.) AN EXAMINATION OF THE DAYTIME AUGMENTED STANDARD PATTERN FOR KFEQ SHOWS THAT THE DAY PATTERN MINIMA HAVE A RADIATION VALUE OF 411.2 MV/M/KM. AS SUCH, USING ONE OF THE EXISTING 82.0 DEGREE TOWERS AS A NON-DIRECTIONAL RADIATOR, KFEQ COULD OPERATE AT A DAYTIME POWER NOT TO EXCEED 1.87 KW, WHICH WOULD YIELD A MAXIMUM FIELD OF 410.9 MV/M/KM, WHICH IS JUST UNDER THE PRESENT DAY DIRECTIONAL PATTERN MINIMA. ACCORDINGLY, NON-DIRECTIONAL OPERATION NOT EXCEEDING 1.87 KW DAYTIME IS BEING RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED HEREIN. REGARDING THE PROPOSED TEMPORARY NIGHTTIME NON-DIRECTIONAL OPERATION, IT IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED THAT KFEQ BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE WITH 25% OF THE NOMINAL 5 KW NIGHTTIME LICENSED POWER, OR 1.25 KW. THIS STA WILL BE NECESSARY PENDING REPLACEMENT OF THE DESTROYED TOWER AND COMPLETION OF ANY OTHER NECESSARY REPAIRS.

Attachment 13


Exhibit 15
Description:
EXHIBIT 15 - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

THIS STA INVOLVES THE USE OF AN EXISTING TOWER AT A LICENSED SITE WITH NO PHYSICAL CHANGES BEING MADE IN THE TOWER OR SITE CONDITIONS. HENCE THE STA IS NOT EXPECTED TO TRIGGER ANY ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OR CONCERNS. REGARDING RF EXPOSURE, IT IS REPORTED THAT THE EXISTING FENCE DISTANCES ARE APPROXIMATELY 12 FEET (3.66 METERS) FROM THE CLOSEST POINT OF THE TOWER. NO MORE THAN 1.87 KW IS BEING PROPOSED FOR THE STA OPERATION. USING THE PROCEDURES OUTLINED IN THE COMMISSIONS OET BULLETIN NO. 65 (OET 65), AN EVALUATION WAS MADE FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR EXCESSIVE RF EXPOSURE AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE TOWER BASE FENCE ENCLOSURE. THIS EVALUATION INDICATED THAT 2.52% OF THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED 'E FIELD' AND 5.41% OF THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED 'H FIELD' WOULD BE DEVELOPED AT THE FENCE BOUNDARY. THERE ARE NO OTHER AUTHORIZED BROADCAST STATIONS LOCATED WITHIN 5 KM OF THIS SITE, ACCORDINGLY, THEIR IMPACT TO THE TOTAL POWER DENSITY MAY BE IGNORED. A FACILITY MAY BE PRESUMED TO COMPLY WITH THE LIMITS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 1.1310 IF IT SATISFIES THE EXPOSURE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN OET 65. BASED UPON THAT METHODOLOGY, AS DEMONSTRATED HEREIN, THE PROPOSED STA OPERATION WOULD COMPLY WITH THE CITED ADOPTED GUIDELINES. EXCESSIVE LEVELS OF RF ENERGY WILL NOT BE CAUSED AT PUBLICALLY ACCESSIBLE AREAS NEAR THE TOWER, THUS SATISFYING SAFETY CONCERNS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. REGARDING WORKER SAFETY, THE ANTENNA TUNING UNIT FOR THE TOWER IS LOCATED WITHIN A LOCKED, POSTED FENCE. ADDITIONALLY, A SITE EXPOSURE PROCEDURE IS EMPLOYED PROTECTING MAINTENANCE WORKERS FROM EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE WHEN WORK MUST BE PERFORMED IN THE VICINITY OF OR ON A TOWER (OR ON ADJACENT TOWER STRUCTURES). SUCH PROTECTIVE MEASURES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, RESTRICTION OF ACCESS TO AREAS WHERE LEVELS
IN EXCESS OF THE GUIDELINES MAY BE EXPECTED, POWER REDUCTION, OR THE COMPLETE SHUTDOWN OF FACILITIES WHEN WORK OR INSPECTIONS MUST BE PERFORMED IN AREAS WHERE THE EXPOSURE GUIDELINES WILL BE EXCEEDED. NO WORKER IS PERMITTED TO CLIMB AN ENERGIZED TOWER.


Attachment 15


Exhibit 16
Description:
EXHIBIT 16 - JUSTIFICATION

AFTER 7:00 PM ON JUNE 16, 2009, A FARMER CLIPPED THE GUY WIRE FOR ONE OF THE TOWERS USED FOR NIGHTTIME OPERATION OF THE STATION. THE TOWER FELL TO THE GROUND. ACCORDINGLY, THIS REQUEST SEEKS, ON AN EMERGENCY / EXPEDITED BASIS, STA FOR NONDIRECTIONAL NIGHTTIME OPERATION, USING A SINGLE TOWER, AT AN OPERATING POWER OF 1.25 KW.   

THE TOWER AT ISSUE IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATION'S LICENSED DAYTIME OPERATION. HOWEVER, DUE TO ISSUES CONCERNING THE STATION'S EQUIPMENT, THE DECISION TO OPERATE NONDIRECTIONALY AT NIGHTTIME WILL FORCE THE STATION TO OPERATE NONDIRECTIONALLY DURING THE DAYTIME AS WELL. ACCORDINGLY, THIS THIS REQUEST ALSO SEEKS, ON AN EMERGENCY / EXPEDITED BASIS, STA FOR NONDIRECTIONAL DAYTIME OPERATION, USING THE SAME TOWER, AT AN OPERATING POWER OF 1.87 KW. ACCORDING TO CALCULATIONS MADE BY GARRISON CAVELL, THE STATION'S CONSULTING ENGINEER, AT THIS POWER LEVEL, THE STATION'S NON-DIRECTIONAL RADIATED FIELD WILL NOT EXCEED THE STATION'S AUTHORIZED STANDARD PATTERN.

FURTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO QUESTION 7 OF THIS APPLICATION.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS TIME, THE STATION IS UNDER A SEVERE STORM/TORNADO WARNING SITUATION. THE STATION WILL USE WHATEVER EMERGENCY ANTENNA IT CAN TO STAY ON THE AIR AND PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ITS LISTENERS UNTIL THIS CRISIS PASSES, AT WHICH POINT IT WILL WORK TO OPERATE WITH THE FACILITIES SPECIFIED IN THIS REQUEST.

Attachment 16