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 - 20190903AAT
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)
FCCLICENSES@SAGACOM.COM
FCC Registration No
0009269473
Call Sign
WNOR
Facility ID Number
67080
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
GARY S. SMITHWICK, ESQUIRE
Firm or Company Name
SMITHWICK & BELENDIUK, P.C.
Mailing Address
5028 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W.
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         File Number: BSTA - 20180906ABU
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: FM 
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)
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 23]

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 24]
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
WAYNE LELAND
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/03/2019

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 23
Description:
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

APPLICANT CERTIFIES RF COMPLIANCE WITH THE ATTACHED STUDY.

REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEPA, NATIONWIDE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT AND NHPA SECTION 106 FOR TOWER CO-LOCATION, COMPLIANCE WITH THE AGREEMENT IS NOT REQUIRED WHERE NO NEW TOWER CONSTRUCTION IS BEING PROPOSED AND THE TOWER IS NOT BEING SUBSTANTIALLY ALTERED.    SPECIFICALLY, COMPLIANCE IS NOT NECESSARY WHERE ONLY AN ANTENNA AND FEED-LINE ARE BEING ADDED TO AN EXISTING STRUCTURE, AS HERE.    HOWEVER, SHOULD THE COMMISSION DETERMINE COMPLIANCE IS NECESSARY, UPON NOTIFICATION THE APPLICANT WILL FILE FCC FORM 621.

Attachment 23
Description
RF Compliance Study for WNOR(FM) STA Request


Exhibit 24
Description:
EXPLANATION OF STA REQUEST

WNOR(FM) - NORFOLK, VA (FAC ID: 67080) IS LICENSED UNDER BLH-20040517ADR WITH 46.0 KW ERP OF CIRCULARLY POLARIZED (H&V) POWER UTILIZING A NON-DIRECTIONAL COLLINS G5CPS-4AC-3 ANTENNA MOUNTED AT 158 METERS AMSL (155 METERS AGL). WNOR(FM) HOLDS AUXILIARY ANTENNA LICENSE BXLH-20120808AAH AND FORMER AUXILIARY LICENSE BXLH-20060629ABE ASSOCIATED WITH FORMER HD/IBOC DIGITAL STA BDSTA-20060629ABZ, ALL CO-LOCATED ON THE SAME TOWER.

DUE TO TOWER LOADING AND INSPECTION FAILURES, THE CURRENT LICENSED TOWER (ANTENNA STRUCTURE REGISTRATION NUMBER 1024387) IS SCHEDULED FOR DECONSTRUCTION AND REPLACEMENT OF THE TOWER AS A WHOLE. THEREFORE, WNOR(FM) WILL BE TEMPORARILY FORCED TO VACATE ITS CURRENT LICENSED/AUXILIARY/DIGITAL SITE.   THE TOWER DECONSTRUCTION IS SLATED TO BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 14.   THE APPLICANT WISHES TO INSTALL THIS REQUESTED STA ANTENNA TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING AND FOR PRELIMINARY TESTING PURPOSES. AS A RESULT OF THIS PENDING TOWER DECONSTRUCTION, THE TEMPORARY NATURE OF THE TOWER REPLACEMENT (LESS THAN ONE YEAR) AND THE ABSENCE OF A VIABLE AUXILIARY FACILITY DURING THE PERIOD OF FUTURE TOWER REPLACEMENT; THE APPLICANT RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) TO OPERATE WITH THE PARAMETERS REQUESTED HEREIN.

THE NEW SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) FACILITY WILL OPERATE WITH INTERIM FACILITIES WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN THE LICENSED SERVICE CONTOUR. THIS NEW SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) REQUEST IS BEING MADE FROM THE TOP OF AN ADJACENT TOWER BEARING ANTENNA STRUCTURE REGISTRATION NUMBER 1018105.   THE STA OPERATION WILL UTILIZE 50.0 KW CIRCULAR (H&V) POLARIZATION WITH A FOUR BAY, FULLY SPACED, ERI MODEL SHPX-4AE NON-DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA MOUNTED AT 84 METERS AGL (87 METERS AMSL). THE PROPOSED SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) SERVICE CONTOUR WILL REMAIN WHOLLY WITHIN THE LICENSED WNOR(FM) SERVICE CONTOUR AS DOCUMENTED IN THE ATTACHED 'LICENSED VS STA SERVICE CONTOUR MAP'. ADDITIONAL FM SITE DOCUMENTATION EXHIBITS HAVE ALSO BEEN INCLUDED. TPO FOR THE 50.0 KW STA OPERATION HAS BEEN CALCULATED TO BE 26.0 KW (SEE ATTACHED TPO CALCULATION WORKSHEET).

TEMPORARY OPERATION AT VARIANCE FROM THE COMMISSION'S RULES ARE BELIEVED MERITED IN THIS INSTANCE AS THIS STA (1) SEEKS TEMPORARY RELIEF FROM THE PROVISIONS OF 47 C.F.R. SECTION 73 SUBPART B (73.201-73.333) AND SUBPART H (73.1001-73.4280); (2) SERVES THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY MAINTAINING A WNOR(FM) SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY OF LICENSE (NORFOLK, VA) AS OPPOSED TO TAKING THE STATION SILENT; AND (3) IS NOT EXPECTED TO EXCEED AN STA DURATION OF 180 DAYS FROM THE TIME OF THE STA FILING UNTIL THE TOWER REPLACEMENT IS COMPLETED AND WNOR(FM) LICENSED OPERATION RECOMMENCED.   NO CHANGE TO THE LICENSED WNOR(FM) ANTENNA COR IS ANTICIPATED.   HOWEVER, CHANGES IN THE ANTENNA MAKE AND MODEL AND TRANSMITTER POWER OUTPUT (TPO) ARE ANTICIPATED. THEREFORE, THE APPLICANT WILL FILE A FORM 302-FM LICENSE MODIFICATION AND FORM 335 DIGITAL NOTIFICATION NOTIFYING OF APPROPRIATE CHANGES AT THE TIME OF RECOMMENCEMENT OF LICENSED OPERATIONS.   ANY ADDITIONAL CORRECTIVE FORM 301-FM FILING WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REQUESTED IF CONSTRUCTION VARIANCES MERIT SUCH A FILING.

DUE TO DELAYS NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE LICENSEE, THE CONSTRUCTION WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 14, 2019. AS A RESULT, EXTENSION OF THE STA IS REQUESTED. THE LICENSEE BELIEVES THIS MEETS THE COMMISSION'S REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENSION OF STA ('NO PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE DURING THE MOST RECENT STA PERIOD FOR REASONS CLEARLY BEYOND THE LICENSEE'S CONTROL, AND THE LICENSEE HAS TAKEN ALL POSSIBLE STEPS TO EXPEDITIOUSLY RESOLVE THE PROBLEM.')


Attachment 24
Description
Licensed vs Proposed Service Contour Study for WNOR(FM) STA Request
Site Documentation for WNOR(FM) STA Request (Copy of ASR)
Site Documentation for WNOR(FM) STA Request (Tower Sketch)
Site Documentation for WNOR(FM) STA Request (HAAT Calculation)
TPO Calculation for WNOR(FM) STA Request
Non-Directional Antenna Documentation (ERI Model SHPX-4AE)