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.

BEDSTA - 20060628AAS
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
TV-49 INC.
Mailing Address
4311 E. OAKWOOD ROAD

City
OAK CREEK
State or Country (if foreign address)
WI
Zip Code
53154 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
4147644953
E-Mail Address (if available)
JKINL@AOL.COM
FCC Registration No
0007648710
Call Sign
WJJA-DT
Facility ID Number
68545
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
TV-49 INC.
Firm or Company Name

Mailing Address
4311 E. OAKWOOD ROAD

City
OAK CREEK
State or Country (if foreign address)
WI
ZIP Code
53154 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
4147644953

E-Mail Address (if available)
JKINL@AOL.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BDSTA - 20060421ABD
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: RACINE     State: WI
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 EXTENSION
N/A (Fee Required)
7.
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 36]
8.
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
JOEL J. KINLOW
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/28/2006

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 36
Description:
CIRCUMSTANCES WARRANTING GRANT OF EXTENSION OF STA

THE ORIGINAL DESIGN SET FORTH IN THE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR WJJA-DT CONTEMPLATED USE OF WJJA'S EXISTING ANDREW ALP-32 ANTENNA IN COMBINATION WITH THE NEW CHANNEL 48 DIGITAL FACILITY. IT WAS INTENDED THAT BOTH STATIONS WOULD OPERATE OFF THE SAME ANTENNA IN BOTH ANALOG AND DIGITAL MODES.   TV-49, INC. HAD OPINIONS FROM BOTH DONALD MARKLEY AND A SECOND CONSULTING ENGINEER THAT THIS COMBINATION OPERATION WOULD WORK.

IN ITS ATTEMPTS TO IMPLEMENT THIS COMBINATION OPERATION IN CONSTRUCTING ITS DIGITAL FACILITY, TV-49, INC. CONTACTED ERI FOR CLARIFICATION ON THE TECHNICAL DETAILS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMBINATION OPERATION.   ERI INFORMED THE LICENSEE THAT, IN FACT, THE BANDWIDTH OF THE EXISTING ANTENNA WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO ACCOMMODATE THE ADDITIONAL DIGITAL BANDWIDTH REQUIRED FOR COMBINATION OF CHANNEL 48 INTO THE EXISTING ANTENNA SO THAT WJJA COULD OPERATE ON BOTH ITS ANALOG (CHANNEL 49) AND DIGITAL (CHANNEL 48) CHANNELS, AT FULL POWER.

WJJA'S ENGINEER BRUCE HERZOG ATTENDED THE NAB CONVENTION FROM APRIL 24 TO APRIL 27, AND CONSULTED VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING NEW ANTENNA AND TRANSMITTER IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE HIGHER. SUBSEQUENTLY, ADDITIONAL DISCUSSIONS WITH THE SENIOR RF ENGINEER FOR ERI RESULTED IN A NEW OPINION THAT A COMBINED ANALOG AND DIGITAL OPERATION USING THE EXISTING WJJA ANALOG ANTENNA WERE POSSIBLE, WITH SOME EQUIPMENT MODIFICATIONS. SUBSEQUENT CONFIRMATION WAS OBTAINED, AND WJJA THEN TURNED TOWARD ACQUIRING A NEW COMBINER/FILTER(S) TO ACHIEVE THE COMBINATION OPERATION. APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT WAS ORDERED ON JUNE 6, 2006, BUT DUE TO BACKLOGS, HAS NOT YET BEEN DELIVERED. SHIPMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 10, AND THE MANUFACTURER IS DOING WHAT IT CAN TO EXPEDITE THE ORDER. CONSTRUCTION WILL BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS THE COMBINER ARRIVES. CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE BY AUGUST 31, 2006.

GIVEN THE CONFUSING ENGINEERING OPINIONS, (SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTATION) THIS ADDITIONAL DELAY WAS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE BY TV-49, INC., AND THE DELAYED DELIVERY OF THE NECESSARY COMBINER/FILTER EQUIPMENT WILL FURTHER DELAY THE FINAL CONSTRUCTION OF WJJAS FULL POWER DIGITAL FACILITY.

WJJA HAS SOLVED ITS EQUIPMENT ISSUES, BUT NOW NEEDS SOME ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION.

IN THE MEANTIME, WJJA IS OPERATING AT REDUCED POWER UNDER THE STA SPECIFIED IN THIS EXTENSION APPLICATION. SEE THE ATTACHED AZIMUTH PATTERN AND TABULATED DATA FOR THE AL 8W-48-PL ANTENNA.

WJJA WILL COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION AS SOON AS THE NEW EQUIPMENT IS DELIVERED, AND IN ANY EVENT, BY THE END OF AUGUST, 2006.    

ACCORDINGLY, TV-49, INC. REQUESTS THAT THE FCC GRANT THE INSTANT EXTENSION OF SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO OPERATE WJJA-DT AT REDUCED POWER, CONSISTENT WITH THE PARAMETERS SPECIFIED IN THE INSTANT APPLICATION.

Attachment 36
Description
Antenna Azimuth Pattern, Tabulated Data
Documentation re: Combination Operation Issues