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.

BDSTA - 20061228AAK
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 9115

City
FARGO
State or Country (if foreign address)
ND
Zip Code
58106 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7012771515
E-Mail Address (if available)
DSTURZ@KDLT.COM
FCC Registration No
0002622165
Call Sign
KVRR
Facility ID Number
55372
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
DAVID A. O'CONNOR
Firm or Company Name
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP
Mailing Address
2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.
SUITE 100

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20006 - 6801
Telephone Number (include area code)
2028281889

E-Mail Address (if available)
DAVID.OCONNOR@HKLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: FARGO     State: ND
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
7.1. Channel:
19
7.2. Zone: I II III
7.3.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)
Latitude:    
Degrees 46 Minutes 40 Seconds 29     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 96 Minutes 13 Seconds 40     West     East
7.4. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1049364
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.5.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 443.2  meters
7.6.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 335.5  meters
7.7.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 292.6  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 348 meters     
7.9.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power (average): 1000  kW     
7.10. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer DIE     Model TFU-24DSC-R P290

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt:
0.75 degrees    Not Applicable

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

d.  Polorization:
Horizontal    Circular    Elliptical

Directional Antenna Relative Field Values:
Rotation (Degrees): 0   No Rotation
Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value    
0 0.46 10 0.29 20 0.21 30 0.25 40 0.3 50 0.33
60 0.3 70 0.25 80 0.21 90 0.29 100 0.46 110 0.66
120 0.83 130 0.95 140 1 150 0.95 160 0.83 170 0.66
180 0.46 190 0.29 200 0.21 210 0.25 220 0.3 230 0.33
240 0.3 250 0.25 260 0.21 270 0.29 280 0.46 290 0.66
300 0.83 310 0.95 320 1 330 0.95 340 0.83 350 0.66
Additional 
Azimuths

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 21]
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
DONALD G. EVERIST
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
CONSULTING ENGINEER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/12/2006
Mailing Address
COHEN, DIPPELL AND EVERIST, P.C. 1300 L STREET, NW
SUITE 1100
City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
Zip Code
20005 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
2028980111
E-Mail Address (if available)
CDE@ATTGLOBAL.NET

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
RO GRIGNON
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/28/2006

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 21
Description:
PURPOSE STATEMENT

RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC (RED RIVER), THE PERMITTEE OF KVRR-DT, FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA (FACILITY ID 55372) (KVRR-DT), BY THIS APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA), HEREBY REQUESTS A MODIFICATION TO THE STA CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR KVRR-DT WHICH PERMITS THE STATION TO OPERATE ITS DIGITAL FACILITIES AT VARIANCE FROM THE FACILITIES AUTHORIZED IN THE KVRR-DT CONSTRUCTION PERMIT. SEE BDSTA-20030206ADJ.

THIS ENGINEERING STA REQUEST REPLACES THE LEGAL STA REQUEST FILED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2006 (FCC FILE NO. 20061106AAQ). THE REPLACEMENT STA REQUEST IS BEING FILED AT THE REQUEST OF COMMISSION STAFF.

KVRR-DT IS CURRENTLY OPERATING PURSUANT TO STA AT 4.81 KW ERP AT A HEIGHT ABOVE AVERAGE TERRAIN (HAAT) OF 348 METERS. THE ONLY CHANGE PROPOSED HEREIN IS TO MODIFY THE ERP TO 1000 KW ERP. NO OTHER CHANGES ARE PROPOSED.

FURTHER ENGINEERING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED IN THE ATTACHED ENGINEERING STATEMENTS.

RED RIVER PREVIOUSLY SOUGHT AUTHORITY FROM THE COMMISSION FOR A SIX MONTH EXTENSION OF TIME WITHIN WHICH TO CONSTRUCT ITS DIGITAL OPERATION (THE EXTENSION REQUEST), AND A WAIVER OF THE JULY 7, 2006 MAXIMIZATION DEADLINE (THE WAIVER REQUEST). SEE FILE NO. BEPCDT-20060707ADU (ACCEPTED FOR FILING JULY 10, 2006) AND REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF THE JULY 7, 2006 MAXIMIZATION DEADLINE (FILED JULY 7, 2006). BOTH THE EXTENSION REQUEST AND WAIVER REQUEST REMAIN PENDING. RED RIVER ALSO SOUGHT AN EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT STA. SEE FCC FILE NO. BEDSTA-20060630AAO (ACCEPTED FOR FILING JULY 3, 2006).

THE KVRR-DT DIGITAL ANTENNA MAY NOT BE PLACED AT THE HEIGHT AUTHORIZED IN THE CURRENT CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (379 METERS HAAT) BECAUSE THE KVRR-TV ANALOG ANTENNA CURRENTLY OCCUPIES THAT HEIGHT ON THE ANTENNA STRUCTURE THAT BOTH ANTENNAS USE. CONSEQUENTLY, BY THE INSTANT STA MODIFICATION REQUEST, RED RIVER REQUESTS AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE KVRR-DT DIGITAL ANTENNA AT THE FULL AUTHORIZED POWER OF 1,000 KW ERP BUT AT THE SOMEWHAT REDUCED HEIGHT OF 348 METERS HAAT. UPON FAVORABLE GRANT OF THIS REQUEST, RED RIVER INTENDS TO OPERATE KVRR-DT AT THE REQUESTED PARAMETERS UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE DTV TRANSITION, AT WHICH TIME IT MAY REMOVE ITS ANALOG ANTENNA AND PLACE ITS DIGITAL ANTENNA AT 379 METERS HAAT.

RED RIVER IS SEPARATELY FILING AN AMENDMENT TO ITS PENDING WAIVER REQUEST TO INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE INABILITY TO PLACE THE KVRR-DT ANTENNA AT ITS AUTHORIZED HEIGHT, OWING TO THE CURRENT PLACEMENT OF THE ANALOG ANTENNA AT THAT LOCATION. FINALLY, RED RIVER IS SEPARATELY FILING AN FCC FORM 301 MINOR MODIFICATION APPLICATION TO CHANGE THE CURRENT CONSTRUCTION PERMIT TO SPECIFY THE LOWER ANTENNA HEIGHT.

RED RIVER SUBMITS THAT GRANTING THE INSTANT STA MODIFICATION REQUEST WOULD SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY ALLOWING A DIGITAL TELEVISION STATION WHICH SERVES RURAL AREAS SUBSTANTIALLY TO IMPROVE ITS DIGITAL SERVICES WHILE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE FLEXIBILITY NECESSARY TO ACCOMMODATE A RATIONAL DTV TRANSITION.

Attachment 21
Description
KVRR ENGINEERING STATEMENT