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 - 20080919ACI
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 6922

City
CLEARWATER
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
33758 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7275355622
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0005935499
Call Sign
WCLF
Facility ID Number
11125
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: CLEARWATER     State: FL
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:
22
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 27 Minutes 49 Seconds 10     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 82 Minutes 15 Seconds 39     West     East
7.5. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1057473
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.6.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 22.9  meters
7.7.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 477.9  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 409  meters
7.9.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 409   meters  
7.10.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power: 169  kW     
7.11. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer AND     Model ATW26H3-HSC170-22H

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt:
0.75 degrees    Not Applicable

c.   Mechanical Beam Tilt:
0.2 degrees toward azimuth
130 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 0.522 10 0.386 20 0.274 30 0.194 40 0.139 50 0.108
60 0.101 70 0.087 80 0.059 90 0.079 100 0.133 110 0.145
120 0.106 130 0.091 140 0.168 150 0.25 160 0.301 170 0.322
180 0.338 190 0.37 200 0.413 210 0.455 220 0.484 230 0.49
240 0.484 250 0.508 260 0.585 270 0.7 280 0.827 290 0.93
300 0.985 310 0.996 320 0.966 330 0.898 340 0.796 350 0.667
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
CHRIS L. MAVROS
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
NETWORK ENGINEER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/19/2008
Mailing Address
PO BOX 6922
City
CLEARWATER
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
33782 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7275355622
E-Mail Address (if available)

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
ROBERT D'ANDREA
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/19/2008

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 40
Description:
REQUEST FOR AUTHORITY TO PERMANENTLY REDUCE ANALOG POWER

THIS REQUEST IS SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 107 OF THE FCC'S 3RD DTV PERIODIC REVIEW REPORT & ORDER (R&O), WHICH SET FORTH CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR GRANTING EARLY REDUCTION OR TERMINATION OF ANALOG POWER IN ADVANCE OF THE DTV TRANSITION ON 2/17/09.

ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 3, 2008, WCLF'S ANALOG TRANSMITTER SUFFERED A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE, AND THE COSTS FOR REPAIRS WILL BE SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS. BECAUSE ANY SUCH REPAIRS WOULD TAKE LONGER THAN 30 DAYS, THE ANALOG REDUCTION IN POWER IS CONSIDERED 'PERMANENT' BY THE FCC (SEE R&O, FOOTNOTE 312). WCLF THEREFORE SEEKS AUTHORITY TO PERMANENTLY REDUCE THE EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER OF ITS ANALOG OPERATIONS ON CHANNEL 22 AS SPECIFIED HEREIN, AND OPERATE AT SUCH REDUCED POWER THROUGH THE DTV TRANSITION DATE, 2/17/2009.

WCLF IS AN INDEPENDENT, COMMERCIAL TELEVISION STATION LICENSED TO A NON-PROFIT ENTITY. THE STATION IS LICENSED TO CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, AND IS LOCATED IN THE TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA DMA. ACCORDING TO THE TELEVISION BUREAU OF ADVERTISING, THE CABLE AND DBS PENETRATION RATE FOR THE TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG DMA IS 91.9% AS OF JULY, 2008. THERE ARE THIRTEEN OTHER FULL POWER TELEVISION STATIONS LICENSED TO THE TAMPA/ST PETERSBURG DMA, INCLUDING STATIONS AFFILIATED WITH THE FOUR MAJOR NETWORKS.

WCLF'S ENGINEERS HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE REQUESTED REDUCTION IN ANALOG POWER WILL AFFECT APPROXIMATELY 27% OF THE POPULATION CURRENTLY RECEIVING WCLF'S ANALOG SIGNAL(SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT). SOME 40% OF THE LOST COVERAGE AREA IS OVER GULF OF MEXICO WATERS. THE IMPACT OF THE LOST ANALOG COVERAGE WILL BE GREATLY LESSENED BECAUSE THE REDUCTION IN POWER WILL NOT AFFECT WCLF'S RECEPTION BY THE 92% OF THE MARKET POPULATION SUBSCRIBING TO CABLE OR DBS PROVIDERS. WCLF WILL STILL BE ABLE TO DELIVER A GOOD QUALITY SIGNAL TO ALL CURRENT CABLE AND DBS PROVIDERS CARRYING THE STATION. MOREOVER, THE EXISTENCE OF THIRTEEN OTHER FULL POWER TELEVISION STATIONS IN THE MARKET ENSURES THAT THE PUBLIC WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE AMPLE ANALOG TELEVISION SERVICE.

WCLF HAS ALREADY BUILT AND IS OPERATING ITS FULL, POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL FACILITIES, WHICH WILL BE RECEIVABLE BY ALL STATION VIEWERS THAT MAY POTENTIALLY LOSE WCLF'S ANALOG SIGNAL.

BECAUSE THE WCLF ANALOG TRANSMITTER FAILURE WAS UNEXPECTED, THE STATION WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC VIEWER NOTIFICATIONS PRIOR TO THE REDUCTION IN ANALOG POWER. HOWEVER, THE STATION HAS BEEN AIRING STANDARD DTV EDUCATION NOTICES REGARDING THE TRANSITION, AND WILL AIR THE REQUIRED 60 DAYS OF ANALOG REDUCTION NOTICES ON BOTH ITS EXISTING ANALOG AND ITS DIGITAL FACILITIES.

Attachment 40
Description
WCLF ANALOG COVERAGE MAP