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 - 20080818ACB
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
TV ALABAMA, INC.
Mailing Address
800 CONCOURSE PARKWAY
SUITE 200

City
BIRMINGHAM
State or Country (if foreign address)
AL
Zip Code
35244 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2054033340
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0001638071
Call Sign
WCFT-TV
Facility ID Number
21258
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JERALD N. FRITZ
Firm or Company Name
ALLBRITTON COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
Mailing Address
1000 WILSON BOULEVARD
SUITE 2700

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22209 - 3921
Telephone Number (include area code)
7036478700

E-Mail Address (if available)
JFRITZ@ALLBRITTONTV.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: TUSCALOOSA     State: AL
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:
5
7.2. Zone: I II III
7.3.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)
Latitude:    
Degrees 33 Minutes 28 Seconds 48     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 87 Minutes 25 Seconds 50     West     East
7.4. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1033524
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.5.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 195.1  meters
7.6.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 610  meters
7.7.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 563.9  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 625.4 meters     
7.9.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power (average): 8.6  kW     
7.10. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer DIE     Model THA-S4-2/8-1-R

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt:
0.5 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 0.785 10 0.823 20 0.881 30 0.956 40 0.974 50 0.954
60 0.88 70 0.906 80 0.986 90 0.986 100 0.906 110 0.88
120 0.954 130 0.974 140 0.956 150 0.881 160 0.823 170 0.785
180 0.696 190 0.548 200 0.446 210 0.468 220 0.473 230 0.47
240 0.44 250 0.453 260 0.493 270 0.493 280 0.453 290 0.44
300 0.47 310 0.473 320 0.468 330 0.446 340 0.548 350 0.696
Additional 
Azimuths

63

0.874

85

1

107

0.874

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
RICHARD H. MERTZ
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
CONSULTANT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/17/2008
Mailing Address
CAVELL, MERTZ & ASSOCIATES, INC.
7839 ASHTON AVENUE
City
MANASSAS
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
Zip Code
20109 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
7033929090
E-Mail Address (if available)
RMERTZ@CAVELLMERTZ.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
MIKE MURPHY
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/18/2008

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:
WCFT-TV EXHIBIT 21 NATURE OF STA

APPLICANT REQUESTS A PHASED TRANSITION STA TO OPERATE ON ITS INTERIM DIGITAL CHANNEL WHILE IT COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF THE AUTHORIZED POST-TRANSITION FACILITY.   EXHIBIT 21 CONTAINS THE ENGINEERING STATEMENT, TABLE I, AND FIGURES 1 AND 2.



Attachment 21
Description
WCFT-DT STA Exhibit 21