Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-1075 (October 2004)
FCC 383
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
DIGITIAL CHANNEL ELECTION FORM
FIRST ROUND CONFLICT DECISION

Must Be Filed by:

Please Read INSTRUCTIONS Before Completing This Form

FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BFRCCT - 20050815ACC
Section I - General Information
Licensee/Permittee Information
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
RAYCOM AMERICA LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC
Mailing Address
RSA TOWER, 20TH FLOOR
201 MONROE STREET

City
MONTGOMERY
State or Country (if foreign address)
AL
ZIP Code
36104 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3342061400
E-Mail Address (if available) 
RBRYAN@RAYCOMMEDIA.COM
Station / Facility Information
2. FCC Registration Number
0011561321
Call Sign 
WTVM
Facility ID Number
595
Community of License: City
COLUMBUS

State
GA

3. Currently Assigned Channels:
a. DTV Channel:    47      Not Applicable
b. NTSC Channel: 9      Not Applicable
Contact Information (if different from licensee/permittee)
4. Contact Representative
MATTHEW S. DELNERO, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
COVINGTON & BURLING
Mailing Address
1201 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20004 - 2401
Telephone Number (include area code)
2026625543
E-Mail Address (if available)
MDELNERO@COV.COM
Purpose of Form:
5.
The purpose of the First Round Conflict Decision Form is for first round electors that were notified by the Commission that their channel election results in an interference conflict to make a decision concerning resolution of their interference conflict. (SELECT ONE)

a.   Conflict Decision
b.    Amendment




Section II - CONFLICT DECISION

All television broadcast licensees and permittees notified by the Commission about an interference conflict are required to file a conflict decision form. Licensees/permitteess that do not submit a required conflict decision form by the deadline on page one will be assigned a channel by the Commission for post-transition DTV operation.


1. By the filing of this form, licensee/permittee hereby acknowledges receipt from the Commission of information regarding the nature of its interference conflict.
                 (indicate FCC Letter reference number here):   1002

First Round Conflict Decision:

2. Licensee/permittee makes the following decision about its interference conflict: (SELECT ONE)
a. 

Licensee/permittee decides to maintain its first round channel election and certifies that it has resolved its interference conflict(s), as demonstrated by its submission of: (Select at least one and all that apply)

(i)   
  a negotiated conflict resolution agreement. Licensee/permittee must complete Schedule A.

(ii)  
   technical engineering data. Licensee/permittee must complete Schedule B - DTV Engineering.

b.  Licensee/permittee decides not to maintain its first round channel election and changes its election for final DTV operation to its currently assigned in-core DTV channel:

NOTE: Post-transition rights to in-core NTSC channel currently assigned to the licensee/permittee for this station are released upon licensee/permittee receipt of a Commission tentative channel designation.
Indicate channel number.

c.  Licensee/permittee decides not to maintain its first round channel election and makes no channel election in the first round; accordingly, licensee/permittee elects to participate in the second round of elections.

NOTE: Post-transition rights to in-core channel(s) currently assigned to the licensee/permittee for this station are released.

International Coordination.
3 Is the licensee/permittee electing a channel that is subject to a pending international coordination issue?

If yes, licensee/permittee must attach an explanation as an Exhibit to this form.            

Yes No

[Exhibit 1]

Section III

I certify that the statements in this form 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. I hereby waive any claim to the use of any particular frequency as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and request an authorization in accordance with this election form. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.)

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
REBECCA S. BRYAN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT
Signature
Date
08/15/2005

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).



CONFLICT DECISION FORM SCHEDULE A

SCHEDULE FOR NEGOTIATED CONFLICT RESOLUTION AGREEMENT

Licensees/permittees must complete this Schedule if they are involved in a negotiated conflict resolution or settlement agreement to resolve an interference conflict. The purpose of this Schedule is for licensees/permittees to provide details concerning their negotiated conflict resolution agreement.


1.   [Station List]



Licensee/permittee has entered into a negotiated conflict resolution agreement with the following licensee(s)/permittee(s): (provide name(s) and call sign(s) as necessary)

Licensee/Permittee Name Call Sign Facility ID No.
GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION WACS-TV 23930



2.  Licensee/permittee must provide a copy of the Negotiated Conflict Resolution Agreement and/or engineering information to the FCC upon request.



CONFLICT DECISION FORM SCHEDULE B

SCHEDULE FOR DTV ENGINEERING DATA

Licensees seeking to resolve an interference conflict by reducing or otherwise modifying facilities must complete this Schedule.The purpose of this Schedule is for licensees/permittees to demonstrate how they will eliminate their interference conflict(s).

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
1. Channel Number:

DTV  
2. Zone:
I     II      III
3.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)

Latitude:    
Degrees Minutes Seconds     North     South


Longitude: 
Degrees Minutes Seconds     West     East
4. Antenna Structure Registration Number:
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
5.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level:  meters
6.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level:  meters
7.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level:  meters
8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain :  meters
9.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power (average power):  kW     
10. Antenna Specifications:

a.  Manufacturer ODD     Model WTVMDT

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt: degrees    Not Applicable

c.   Mechanical Beam Tilt:  degrees toward azimuth         degrees True    Not Applicable

Attach as an Exhibit all data specified in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.685.
[Exhibit 2]

d.  Polorization:
Horizontal    Circular    Elliptical

e.  Directional Antenna Relative Field Values:    Not applicable (Nondirectional)

[For a composite directional (not off-the-shelf) antenna, press the following button to fill in the relative field values subform.]

[Relative Field Values]


10e. Directional Antenna Relative Field Values

[Fill in this subform for a composite directional (not off-the-shelf) antenna, only.]

e.  Directional Antenna Relative Field Values:
Rotation (Degrees): No Rotation
Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value    
0 0.987 10 0.976 20 0.955 30 0.938 40 0.918 50 0.897
60 0.89 70 0.878 80 0.866 90 0.855 100 0.845 110 0.845
120 0.845 130 0.837 140 0.845 150 0.872 160 0.9 170 0.928
180 0.945 190 0.96 200 0.975 210 0.995 220 1 230 1
240 1 250 1 260 1 270 1 280 1 290 1
300 1 310 1 320 1 330 1 340 1 350 0.996
Additional 
Azimuths



If a directional antenna is proposed, the requirements of 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.682(a)(14) and 73.685 must be satisfied. Exhibit required.
[Exhibit 3]



PREPARERS CERTIFICATION MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED


PREPARER'S CERTIFICATION

I certify that I have prepared Schedule B-DTV Engineering Data on behalf of the applicant, and that after such praperation, I have examined and found it to be accurate and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Name
ROBERT E. THURBER
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
ENGINEERING DIRECTOR
Signature
Date
08/15/2005
Mailing Address
RAYCOM MEDIA, INC,, RSA TOWER, 20TH FLOOR
201 MONROE STREET
City
MONGOMERY
State or Country (if foreign address)
AL
Zip Code
36104 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3342061409
E-Mail Address (if available)
BTHURBER@RAYCOMMEDIA.COM

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 2
Description:
EXHIBIT 2 - PREDICTED COVERAGE CONTOUR

ATTACHED HERETO IS A MAP SHOWING THAT THE PREDICED COVERAGE CONTOUR PROPOSED HEREIN DOES NOT EXTEND BEYOND WHAT THE FCC CREATED IN THE JUNE ALLOTMENT.


Attachment 2
Description
Predicted Covearge Contours, Station WTVM-DT, Columbus, GA