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 - 20200508AAA
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
QUALITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 791990

City
SAN ANTONIO
State or Country (if foreign address)
TX
Zip Code
78279 - 1990
Telephone Number (include area code)
3618835987
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0005851894
Call Sign
KFTX
Facility ID Number
54036
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
BARRY D. WOOD
Firm or Company Name
WOOD & MAINES, P.C.
Mailing Address
3300 FAIRFAX DR.
SUITE 202

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22201 - 4400
Telephone Number (include area code)
7034652361

E-Mail Address (if available)
WOOD@LEGALCOMPASS.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: FM 
5. Community of License:
City: KINGSVILLE     State: TX
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: 248
7.2. Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)

Latitude:    
Degrees 27 Minutes 44 Seconds 56.9     North     South


Longitude: 
Degrees 97 Minutes 36 Seconds 27.3     West     East

7.3. Antenna Structure Registration Number:    1211245
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.4. Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 254meters
7.5. Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level: 197 meters(H) 197 meters(V)
7.6. Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 177meters(H) 177meters(V)
7.7. Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 180meters(H) 180meters(V)
7.8. Effective Radiated Power: 6.8 kW(H) 6.8 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
RUSSELL VAUGHAN
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
CONSULTING ENGINEER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
05/08/2020
Mailing Address
4151 CRENSHAW DR
City
CORPUS CHRISTI
State or Country (if foreign address)
TX
Zip Code
78413 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
3617799573
E-Mail Address (if available)
VIDEOMAGIC@AOL.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
BARRY D. WOOD
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
COUNSEL FOR LICENSEE
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
05/08/2020

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 4
Description:
EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRING SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

THE STRUCTURE THAT HAD BEEN EMPLOYED TO SUPPORT THE FM BROADCAST ANTENNA OF RADIO STATION KFTX COLLAPSED IN SEVERE WEATHER ON APRIL 29, 2020. IN ORDER TO RESTORE SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, KFTX HAS ARRANGED FOR TEMPORARY PLACEMENT OF THE STATION'S ANTENNA ON A TOWER OWNED BY AMERICAN TOWER APPROXIMATELY FOUR MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE ROBSTOWN, TEXAS MAIN POST OFFICE. THE STA SITE IS ALSO ROUGHLY A MILE NORTH OF THE LICENSED COORDINATES OF KFTX. THE KFTX ANTENNA WILL BE MOUNTED ON THE AMERICAN TOWER STRUCTURE AT A LOWER HEIGHT ABOVE AVERAGE TERRAIN THAN THE LICENSED HAAT OF KFTX, AND WILL OPERATE WITH A FRACTION OF THE LICENSED EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER OF KFTX. ACCORDINGLY, THE COVERAGE CONTOURS OF THE STA FACILITY WILL FALL ENTIRELY WITHIN THE LICENSED COVERAGE CONTOURS. TWO OTHER BROADCAST STATIONS (KPLV AND KLUX) ALSO HAD THEIR BROADCAST TRANSMITTING ANTENNAE ON THE SAME TOWER AS THAT OF KFTX, AND WILL ALSO BE PLACING TEMPORARY ANTENNAE ON THE SAME STRUCTURE AS KFTX.

Attachment 4