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.

BESTA - 20070629AEO
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
Mailing Address
73 KERCHEVAL AVENUE

City
GROSSE POINTE FARMS
State or Country (if foreign address)
MI
Zip Code
48236 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3138867070
E-Mail Address (if available)
MLOBAITO@SAGACOMMUNICATIONS.COM
FCC Registration No
0009269473
Call Sign
WNOR
Facility ID Number
67080
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
GARY S. SMITHWICK, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
SMITHWICK & BELENDIUK, P.C.
Mailing Address
5028 WISCONSIN AVENUE, NW
SUITE 301

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20016 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2023634560

E-Mail Address (if available)
GSMITHWICK@FCCWORLD.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: FD 
5. Community of License:
City: NORFOLK     State: VA
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 1]

Antenna system authorized by Construction Permit:               - 
      Describe requested modes of operation              [Exhibit 2]

Other antenna system: (Complete Items 7.1 - 7.11)
7.1. Channel Number: 254
7.2. Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)

Latitude:    
Degrees 36 Minutes 50 Seconds 4     North     South


Longitude: 
Degrees 76 Minutes 16 Seconds 11     West     East

7.3. Antenna Structure Registration Number:    1024387
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.4. Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 166meters
7.5. Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level: 129 meters(H) 129 meters(V)
7.6. Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 126meters(H) 126meters(V)
7.7. Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 129meters(H) 129meters(V)
7.8. Effective Radiated Power: 0.46 kW(H) 0.46 kW(V)
7.9. Maximum Effective Radiated Power: Not Applicable
(Beam-Tilt Antenna ONLY)
kW(H) kW(V)
7.10.
Directional Antenna Relative Field Values: Not applicable (Nondirectional)
Rotation (Degrees): No Rotation
Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value    
0 10 20 30 40 50
60 70 80 90 100 110
120 130 140 150 160 170
180 190 200 210 220 230
240 250 260 270 280 290
300 310 320 330 340 350
Additional 
Azimuths

7.11. 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 3]
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 4]
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
WILLIAM G. BROWN
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/28/2007
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 191747
City
ATLANTA
State or Country (if foreign address)
GA
Zip Code
31119 -1747
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
4042662257
E-Mail Address (if available)
BILL@BROMOCOM.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
DAVID PAULUS
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/29/2007

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 3
Description:
RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION CALCULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT

CDBS - EXHIBIT 3

DESCRIPTION: RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION CALCULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT

RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION CALCULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT

THIS RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION STUDY IS BEING CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THIS PROPOSAL IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH OET BULLETIN NUMBER 65, DATED AUGUST 1997, REGARDING HUMAN EXPOSURE TO RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION IN THE VICINITY OF BROADCAST TOWERS. THIS STUDY CONSIDERS ALL NEARBY CONTRIBUTING STATIONS AND UTILIZES THE APPROPRIATE FORMULAS CONTAINED IN THE OET BULLETIN.

THE WNOR (FM) IBOC FACILITY USES THE WNOR (FM) AUXILIARY ANTENNA (FILE NO. BXLH-20060629ABE) MOUNTED WITH ITS CENTER OF RADIATION 126 METERS ABOVE THE GROUND AND OPERATES WITH AN EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER OF 0.460 KILOWATTS IN BOTH THE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL PLANE (CIRCULARLY POLARIZED). AT TWO METERS, THE HEIGHT OF AN AVERAGE PERSON, ABOVE THE GROUND AT THE BASE OF THE TOWER, THIS PROPOSAL WILL CONTRIBUTE, WORST CASE, 1.936 MICROWATTS/SQ. CENTIMETER OR 0.968% OF THE ALLOWABLE ANSI LIMIT.

THE CO-LOCATED WNOR (FM) MAIN FACILITY ANTENNA IS MOUNTED 155 METERS ABOVE GROUND ON THE SAME TOWER WITH AN EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER OF 46 KILOWATTS IN BOTH THE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL PLANE (CIRCULARLY POLARIZED). AT TWO METERS, THE HEIGHT OF AN AVERAGE PERSON ABOVE THE GROUND AT THE BASE OF THE TOWER, THE WNOR (FM) MAIN FACILITY CONTRIBUTES, WORST CASE, 127.9376 MICROWATTS/SQ. CENTIMETER OR 63.9688% OF THE ALLOWABLE ANSI LIMIT.

ADDING THE RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION CONTRIBUTION OF THE PROPOSED WNOR (FM) IBOC FACILITY OF 0.968% TO THE CONTRIBUTION OF 63.9688% OF THE CO-LOCATED WNOR (FM) MAIN FACILITY PRODUCES A TOTAL OF 64.9368% OR BELOW THE MAXIMUM CONTRIBUTION OF 100%. ALL CALCULATIONS WERE MADE IN THE UNCONTROLLED MODE.

CO-LOCATED WJOI (AM) OPERATES WITH 1 KW ON 1230 KHZ. THE OET BULLETIN REQUIRES THAT AT THE LICENSED WAVELENGTH, ACCESS BE RESTRICTED TO 1 METER FROM THE AM RADIATOR. BECAUSE WJOI (AM) HAS A SECURITY FENCE RESTRICTING ACCESS TO 4.49 METERS (14.7 FEET) FROM THE RADIATOR, IT IS BELIEVED WJOI (AM) EXCEEDS THE REQUIREMENTS OF OET BULLETIN NUMBER 65.

THIS AM/FM SITE COMPLIES WITH OET BULLETIN NUMBER 65. WARNING SIGNS ARE POSTED ON THE PROTECTIVE FENCE TO WARN OF THE POTENTIAL HAZARD OF RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION TO CASUAL TRESPASSERS.

THIS AUXILIARY ANTENNA IS LOCATED ON AN EXISTING TOWER CONSTRUCTED BEFORE MARCH 16, 2001. THIS STRUCTURE COMPLIES WITH STIPULATION III, 'COLLOCATION OF ANTENNAS ON TOWERS CONSTRUCTED ON OR BEFORE MARCH 16, 2001' OF THE NATIONWIDE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT FOR THE COLLOCATION OF WIRELESS ANTENNAS. THEREFORE IT IS BELIEVED THIS STRUCTURE IS EXEMPT FROM REVIEW UNDER THE CONSULTATION PROCESS SET FORTH UNDER SUBPART B OF 36 CFR PART 800.

Attachment 3


Exhibit 4
Description:
DIGITAL RADIO INFORMATION

TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (TIDEWATER), LICENSEE OF WNOR (FM), NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, HEREBY REQUESTS EXTENSION OF SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) TO OPERATE WNOR (FM), NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, WITH DIGITAL BROADCASTING FACILITIES PURSUANT TO THE PROCEDURES OUTLINED IN USE OF SEPARATE ANTENNAS TO INITIATE DIGITAL FM TRANSMISSIONS APPROVED, DA 04-712, RELEASED MARCH 17, 2004, USING IBIQUITY DIGITAL CORPORATION'S HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY, USING 'IN-BAND/ON-CHANNEL' ('IBOC') TECHNOLOGY.

BY LETTER DATED DECEMBER 29, 2006, THE COMMISSION EXTENDED STA (BSTA-20061228AAG) TO EXPIRE JUNE 29, 2007. BECAUSE THE FCC'S ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM WILL NOT ALLOW AN EXTENSION REQUEST UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, TIDEWATER IS PROVIDING ALL THE INFORMATION IN ITS PRIOR STA REQUEST. TIDEWATER HEREBY SUPPLIES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN SUPPORT OF THIS REQUEST:

1. TIDEWATER IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING DIGITAL BROADCASTS ON WNOR PURSUANT TO THE ABOVE-REFERENCED STA;

2. TIDEWATER CERTIFIES THAT THE IBOC FACILITIES CONFORM TO THE IBIQUITY HYBRID SPECIFICATIONS;

3. THE NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF A TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE THE COMMISSION CAN CALL IN THE EVENT OF INTERFERENCE IS DON CROWDER, CHIEF OPERATOR, (757) 366-9900;

4. THE TRANSMITTER POWER OUTPUT ('TPO') FOR THE ANALOG TRANSMITTER IS 24.5 KW AND THE TPO FOR THE DIGITAL TRANSMITTER IS 0.660 KW.

5. TIDEWATER CERTIFIES THAT ANALOG EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER REMAINS AS AUTHORIZED.

6. TIDEWATER CERTIFIES THAT THE INTERIM OPERATION WOULD NOT CAUSE HUMAN EXPOSURE TO LEVELS OF RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION IN EXCESS OF SECTION 1.1310 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES AND IS THEREFORE CATEGORICALLY EXCLUDED FROM ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSING PURSUANT TO SECTION 1.1306(B);

7. THE GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES AND ELEVATION DATA ARE SET FORTH ABOVE. TIDEWATER HOLDS A LICENSE (FILE NO. BXLH-20060629ABE) FOR THE AUXILIARY ANTENNA EMPLOYED FOR DIGITAL TRANSMISSIONS; AND

8. THE SYSTEM WILL NOT EMPLOY INTERLEAVED ANTENNA BAYS.

Attachment 4