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 - 20081124ACM
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)
CHARLES R. NAFTALIN
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)
2024577040

E-Mail Address (if available)
CHARLES.NAFTALIN@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)
11/18/2008
Mailing Address
COHEN, DIPPELL AND EVERIST, P.C.
1300 L ST., 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)
11/24/2008

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:
PURPOSE STATEMENT

RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC, THE PERMITTEE OF KVRR(DT), FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA (FACILITY ID 55372), HEREBY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA), IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMISSIONS THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW REPORT & ORDER, 23 FCC RCD 2994, SECTION V.B.7., TO OPERATE ITS POST-TRANSITION DTV FACILITIES (SEE FILE NO. BPCDT-20080317AII) USING A SIDE-MOUNTED ANTENNA, RATHER THAN PLACING THE ANTENNA AT THE TOP-MOUNTED HEIGHT SPECIFIED IN ITS CONSTRUCTION PERMIT, FROM FEBRUARY 18, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2009, BY WHICH TIME RED RIVER INTENDS TO HAVE BEGUN OPERATING KVRR(DT) FROM THE TOP-MOUNTED ANTENNA POSITION SPECIFIED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT. BOTH KVRR(DT)S CURRENT PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL OPERATIONS AND ITS AUTHORIZED POST-TRANSITION OPERATIONS ARE ON CHANNEL 19.

THE UNIQUE TECHNICAL CHALLENGE FORCING KVRR(DT) TO CONDUCT A PHASED TRANSITION IS THAT IT CANNOT MOVE ITS ANTENNA TO THE TOP OF THE TOWER UNTIL KVRR(TV)S ANALOG ANTENNA IS REMOVED FROM THE TOP POSITION OF THAT TOWER AFTER IT CEASES ITS OPERATIONS ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009 AND THE EXTREME WINTER WEATHER IN NORTH DAKOTA SUBSIDES. AS DEMONSTRATED IN THE ATTACHED TECHNICAL EXHIBIT PREPARED BY THE ENGINEERING FIRM OF COHEN, DIPPELL AND EVERIST, P.C., DURING ITS PHASED TRANSITION OPERATIONS, KVRR(DT) WILL SERVE APPROXIMATELY 112.9% OF THE POPULATION CURRENTLY RECEIVING ITS ANALOG SERVICE AND APPROXIMATELY 98.1% OF KVRR(DT)S APPENDIX B DTV TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS POPULATION.

RED RIVER SUBMITS THAT GRANTING ITS STA REQUEST WOULD SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY ALLOWING IT TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A VALUABLE BROADCAST SERVICE TO ALL OF ITS CURRENT VIEWERS WHILE IT FINISHES ITS TRANSITION TO DIGITAL-ONLY OPERATIONS.


Attachment 21
Description
COMPLETE ENGINEERING STATEMENT