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 - 20141212ABK
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.
Mailing Address
3656 WEST BELMONT AVE.

City
CHICAGO
State or Country (if foreign address)
IL
Zip Code
60618 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7735886300
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0005880075
Call Sign
WNVR
Facility ID Number
52910
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JOAN STEWART
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)
2027197438

E-Mail Address (if available)
JSTEWART@WILEYREIN.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20130619ADG
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: VERNON HILLS     State: IL
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
WALTER K. KOTABA
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/08/2014

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 - NATURE OF STA REQUEST

AN ENGINEERING STA IS HEREIN RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED FOR WNVR TO: 1) OPERATE ITS DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA SYSTEM DAY, CRITICAL HOURS AND NIGHT PATTERNS WITH ANTENNA MONITOR PARAMETERS AT VARIANCE, AND/OR 2) OPERATE NON-DIRECTIONALLY AT 25% OF THE AUTHORIZED POWER FOR EACH MODE OF OPERATION (DAY, CRITICAL HOURS, NIGHT) - AS NECESSARY TO CONTINUE SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC, PENDING COMPLETION OF THE DIAGNOSIS OF ANTENNA SYSTEM ISSUES AND REPAIRS.

Attachment 13


Exhibit 33
Description:
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE PROPOSED STA OPERATION WOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSING UNDER 47. C.F.R. SECTION 1.1306 SINCE NO PHYSICAL CHANGES WILL BE MADE AT THE SITE - ONLY REPAIRS TO EXISTING SYSTEMS WILL BE INVOLVED, THEREFORE THE STA FACILITY WILL NOT CREATE A SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OR ANY CHANGE TO THE PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED OPERATION.

FURTHER, THE STA FACILITY WILL EITHER OPERATE WITH AUTHORIZED POWER LEVELS AND MODES, OR WITH REDUCED POWER LEVELS AND MODES. SINCE THE LICENSED FACILITY WAS PREVIOUSLY DETERMINED BY OTHERS TO COMPLY WITH THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC EXPOSURE LIMITS FOR CONTROLLED AND UNCONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS, OPERATION WITH THE EQUIVALENT OR REDUCED POWER FACILITIES WOULD ENSURE CONTINUED COMPLIANCE.

THE WNVR SITE IS A SINGLE USER SITE, COORDINATION WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE (SITE WORKERS) AS NECESSARY. POWER WILL EITHER BE REDUCED OR OPERATION WILL CEASE IN ORDER TO PROTECT PERSONS HAVING ACCESS TO THE SITE, TOWER OR ANTENNA FROM RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC EXPOSURE IN EXCESS OF FCC GUIDELINES. NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED TO TOUCH, STAND NEAR, OR CLIMB AN ENERGIZED TOWER. THE EXISTING SITE/TOWER FENCES WILL CONTINUED TO BE MAINTAINED AND RF EXPOSURE WARNING SIGNS WILL BE CONTINUE TO BE POSTED.


Attachment 33


Exhibit 34
Description:
STA REQUEST DETAILS

AS EXPLAINED IN ITS ORIGINAL REQUEST FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY, WNVR EXPERIENCED NUMEROUS RF SYSTEM COMPONENT FAILURES DUE TO A SERIES OF STORMS. THESE FAILURES MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO OPERATE THE STATION RELIABLY AT FULL POWER OR WITHIN THE LICENSED ANTENNA MONITOR PARAMETERS. THE SPECIFIC RULES AND/OR POLICIES FROM WHICH THE APPLICANT SEEKS TEMPORARY RELIEF INCLUDE SECTIONS 73.62(A), 73.62(C)(3), AND 73.1560(A).

LICENSEE REQUESTS AUTHORITY TO OPERATE AT VARIANCE WITH ANTENNA MONITOR PARAMETERS (OR OPERATING POWER) ONLY. NO OTHER FACILITY CHANGES (SUCH AS TOWER CHANGES) ARE BEING PROPOSED. THE AUTHORIZED TECHNICAL FACILITIES (TOWERS, TOWER LAYOUT, MEANS OF EXCITATION) WILL REMAIN AS LICENSED.

LICENSEE HAS MADE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS BUT ADDITIONAL TIME TO OPERATE AT VARIANCE IS NEEDED WHILE A PROOF IS PREPARED.

Attachment 34