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

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BESTA - 20100616AGM
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)
GARY.SHORMAN@EAGLECOM.NET
FCC Registration No
0002336360
Call Sign
KFEQ
Facility ID Number
34419
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
GARY SHORMAN
Firm or Company Name
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)
GARY.SHORMAN@EAGLECOM.NET
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20090617ADV
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)
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 33]

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 34]
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 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
GARY SHORMAN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT/CEO
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/16/2010

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 33
Description:
EXHIBIT 33 - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

THIS STA INVOLVES THE CONTINUED USE OF AN EXISTING TOWER AT A LICENSED SITE FOR THE TEMPORARY NON-DIRECTIONAL OPERATION. NO PHYSICAL CHANGES WILL BE MADE IN TOWER OR SITE CONDITIONS UNTIL REPLACEMENT TOWERS ARE ON SITE. AT THAT TIME, ALL FOUR TOWER OF THE KFEQ ARRAY WILL BE TAKEN DOWN AND REPLACED WITH EQUIVALENT NEW TOWERS USING THE SAME FOUNDATIONS. TUNING UNITS WILL ALSO BE REPLACED AT THAT POINT AS WILL BE THE ABOVE GROUND TRANSMISSION LINES. AS SUCH, THE CONTINUED STA IS NOT EXPECTED TO TRIGGER ANY ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OR CONCERNS FOR THIS EXISTING ANTENNA SITE.

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 NON-DIRECTIONAL STA OPERATION COMPLIES WITH THE CITED ADOPTED GUIDELINES. THE LICENSED OPERATION WAS AFFIRMED AS BEING IN COMPLIANCE IN PREVIOUS FILINGS WITH THE FCC. AS SUCH, EXCESSIVE LEVELS OF RF ENERGY WILL NOT BE CAUSED AT PUBLICALLY ACCESSIBLE AREAS NEAR THE TOWER OR TOWERS, THUS SATISFYING SAFETY CONCERNS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

REGARDING WORKER SAFETY, THE ANTENNA TUNING UNIT AND TOWER FOR THE TE,PORARY NON-DIRECTIONAL OPERATION 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. AS THE REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND TOWERS ARE INSTALLED (ONE TOWER AT A TIME) THE STATION MAY OPERATE ON AN ADJOINING TOWER WHERE WORK IS NOT TAKING PLACE, OPERATE WITH REDUCED POWER ON AN ADJOINING TOWER, OR CEASE OPERATION AS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT WORKERS WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO EXPOSURE ABOVE THE GUIDELINES. A STATION REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE ON SITE AT ALL TIMES WHEN WORK IS BEING PERFORMED TO ENSURE THAT WORKERS ARE NOT INADVERTENTLY EXPOSED TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS.

WHEN THE ARRAY IS RESTORED TO PROPER OPERATION, THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FENCE DISTANCES WILL BE CHECKED FOR COMPLAIANCE, ADJUSTED IF NECESSARY, AND RESTORED AND APPROPRIATELY SECURED AND POSTED. DETAILS WILL BE REPORTED IN THE PROOF-OF-PERFORMANCE THAT WILL BE FILED UPON COMPETION OR REMEDIAL ACTIVITIES.


Attachment 33


Exhibit 34
Description:
EXHIBIT 34 - REQUEST FOR CONTINUED STA

AS REPORTED IN THE ORIGINAL REQUEST FOR STA, ON JUNE 16, 2009, A FARMER WORKING IN THE VICINITY OF THE GUY WIRE ANCHORS WITH HEAVY EQUIPMENT CLIPPED THE GUY WIRE FOR ONE OF THE TOWERS USED FOR NIGHTTIME OPERATION OF THE STATION, CAUSING THE TOWER TO FAIL. A REQUEST WAS THEN TENDERED FOR TEMPORARY NONDIRECTIONAL NIGHTTIME OPERATION, USING A SINGLE TOWER, AT AN OPERATING POWER OF 1.25 KW. AND A NONDIRECTIONAL DAYTIME OPERATION, USING THE SAME TOWER, AT AN OPERATING POWER OF 1.87 KW. THE STATION'S NON-DIRECTIONAL RADIATED FIELD DOES NOT EXCEED THE STATION'S AUTHORIZED STANDARD PATTERN.

KFEQ IS LICENSED AS A 5 KW-U, DA-2 FACILITY. CONTINUED AUTHORITY TO OVERATE AT VARIANCE TO THE ORIGINAL LICENSE, USING THE ABOVE DESCRIBED FACILITY, IS BEING REQUESTED PENDING COMPLETION OF REPAIRS (WHICH ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY)..

SPECIFICALLY, AS REPORTED PREVIOUSLY, SINCE THE ORIGINAL INCIDENT, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT ALL OF THE KFEQ TOWERS MUST BE REPLACED, AS WELL AS SAMPLE LINES, TRANSMISSION LINES AND RF PHASING AND COUPLING EQUIPMENT.

ACCORDINGLY, ORDERS HAVE BEEN PLACED FOR THIS EQUIPMENT. THE TOWERS ARE IN FABRICATION (AT ERI) AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE ON SITE BY JULY 30TH. THE REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSION LINES AND SAMPLE LINES (ANDREW) HAVE ALREADY BEEN DELIVERED AND ARE IN STORAGE. THE RF PHASING AND COUPLING EQUIPMENT (PHASETEK) IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED ON ON JUNE 30TH AND ARRIVE ON SITE BY JULY 6TH. THE STATION'S ANTENNA MONITOR IS BEING SHIPPED TO POTOMAC FOR RECALIBRATION AND THE TRANSMSITTER BUILDING HAS BEE REFURBISHED. A NEW EMERGENCY GENERATOR HAS ALSO BEEN ORDERED. GUY WIRE FOUNDATIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE ADDRESSED AND ANY NECESARY IMPROVEMENTS/REPLACEMENTS COMPLETED BY JULY 9TH. THE TOWER CREWS WILL BE ON SITE ON JULY 30TH. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE TOWER ERECTION TASK WILL TAKE ABOUT ONE WEEK PER TOWER. A PROOF OR PERFORMANCE WILL BE CONDUCTED ONCE ALL THE EQUIPMENT, TOWERS, TRANSMISSION AND SAMPLE LINES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED. THE INTENTION IS TO COMPLETE ALL ACTIVITIES WELL BEFORE THE FIRST SNOWFALL. (IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT A SECOND EAGLE AM STATION ARRAY IS SCHEDULED TO BE CONSTRUCTED DURING THIS SAME PERIOD AT THIS SITE FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF CP AND COMPLETION OF THE KFEQ CONSTRUCTION.)

ACCORDINGLY A FURTHER 6 MONTH EXTENSION OF STA FOR KFEQ IS HEREIN RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED.

THE PUBLIC INTEREST WILL BE SERVED BY THE CONTINUATION AND EXTENSION OF THEIS STA. AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, THE STATION IS UNDER ALMOST CONSTANT SEVERE STORM AND TORNADO THREAT CONDITIONS. AS SUCH, AND GIVEN THE STATION'S ROLE AND PARTICIPATION IN THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE STATION STAY ON THE AIR AND PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ITS LISTENERS AS NEEDED. THIS SERVES THE PUBLIC INTEREST BECAUSE, EVEN WITH THE DIMINISHED FACILITIES, THE KFEQ COVERAGE AREA IS LARGE OWING TO ITS FREQUENCY, AND THE PUBLIC HAS BECOME DEPENDENT ON KFEQ FOR NEWS AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION.

A FURTHER 6 MONTH EXTENSION OF STA FOR KFEQ IS HEREIN RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED. INTERIM PROGRESS REPORTS CAN BE FURNISHED UPON REQUEST OF COMMISSION STAFF, SHOULD IT BE DEEMED APPROPRIATE.

Attachment 34