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 - 20071113AEF
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
LESEA BROADCASTING OF INDIANAPOLIS, INC.
Mailing Address
61300 S. IRONWOOD ROAD

City
SOUTH BEND
State or Country (if foreign address)
IN
Zip Code
46614 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
5742918200
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0011681483
Call Sign
WHMB-TV
Facility ID Number
37102
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JOSEPH C. CHAUTIN, III
Firm or Company Name
HARDY, CAREY, CHAUTIN & BALKIN, LLP
Mailing Address
1080 WEST CAUSEWAY APPROACH

City
MANDEVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
LA
ZIP Code
70471 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9856290777

E-Mail Address (if available)
JCHAUTIN@HARDYCAREY.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: TV 
5. Community of License:
City: INDIANAPOLIS     State: IN
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:
40
7.2 Frequency Offset: Zero offset Plus offset Minus offset
7.3. Zone: I II III
7.4.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)
Latitude:    
Degrees 39 Minutes 53 Seconds 39.85     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 86 Minutes 12 Seconds 21.04     West     East
7.5. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1031298
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.6.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 553.4  meters
7.7.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 335  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 298.8  meters
7.9.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 301.8   meters  
7.10.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power: 1045  kW     
7.11. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer RCA     Model TFU-25G

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt:
0.75 degrees    Not Applicable

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

d.  Polorization:
Horizontal    Circular    Elliptical

Directional Antenna Relative Field Values:
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

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 40]
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
MARTIN W HYLTON
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
ENGINEER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/12/2007
Mailing Address
61300 S. IRONWOOD ROAD
City
SOUTH BEND
State or Country (if foreign address)
IN
Zip Code
46614 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
5742315246
E-Mail Address (if available)
WHYLTON@LESEA.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
PETER SUMRALL
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/12/2007

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 40
Description:
STA REQUEST

LESEA BROADCASTING OF INDIANAPOLIS, INC. ('LESEA'), HEREBY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO OPERATE WHMB-TV AT A VARIANCE FROM ITS AUTHORIZED PARAMETERS. WHMB-TV BEGAN OPERATING AT REDUCED POWER ON OCTOBER 22, 2007 DUE TO A TRANSMITTER TUBE FAILURE. LESEA ORDERED A REPLACEMENT TUBE WHICH WAS DELIVERD AND INSTALLED LAST WEEK. HOWEVER, IT IS EXPERIENCING SOME PHASING PROBLEMS AND NEEDS TO HAVE SOMEONE FIX THOSE BEFORE IT CAN BRING THE STATION BACK UP TO FULL POWER. IT ANTICIPATES HAVING THE STATION BACK TO NORMAL OPERATIONS SOON, BUT REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY FOR THE FULL SIX MONTHS TO ENSURE THAT IT HAS ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS.

Attachment 40