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 - 20081112ABN
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
TV-49, INC.
Mailing Address
26 NORTH HALSTED STREET

City
CHICAGO
State or Country (if foreign address)
IL
Zip Code
60661 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3127052600
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0007648710
Call Sign
WBME-TV
Facility ID Number
68545
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
J. BRIAN DEBOICE, ESQ
Firm or Company Name
COHN AND MARKS LLP
Mailing Address
1920 N STREET, NW
SUITE 300

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20036 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2024524844

E-Mail Address (if available)
BRIAN.DEBOICE@COHNMARKS.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: RACINE     State: WI
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:
48
7.2. Zone: I II III
7.3.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)
Latitude:    
Degrees 43 Minutes 6 Seconds 42     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 87 Minutes 55 Seconds 50     West     East
7.4. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1047092
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.5.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 190  meters
7.6.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 374  meters
7.7.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 314  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 300 meters     
7.9.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power (average): 250  kW     
7.10. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer JAM     Model JSL-24/48 SEP

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): 270   No Rotation
Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value    
0 0.74 10 0.75 20 0.8 30 0.85 40 0.9 50 0.96
60 1 70 1 80 0.96 90 0.9 100 0.8 110 0.65
120 0.52 130 0.36 140 0.24 150 0.2 160 0.21 170 0.23
180 0.24 190 0.23 200 0.21 210 0.2 220 0.24 230 0.36
240 0.52 250 0.65 260 0.8 270 0.9 280 0.96 290 1
300 1 310 0.96 320 0.9 330 0.85 340 0.8 350 0.75
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
LOUIS R DUTREIL JR
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
CONSULTING ENGINEER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/11/2008
Mailing Address
DUTREIL LUNDIN & RACKLEY INC
201 FLETCHER AVE
City
SARASOTA
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
34237 -6019
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
9413296004
E-Mail Address (if available)
BOBJR@DLR.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
NORMAN H. SHAPIRO
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/11/2008

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 OF STA REQUEST

THE LICENSEE OF WBME-DT RECENTLY COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION OF ITS 100-KW 'CHECKLIST' FACILITY (SEE BLCDT-20081024ACG). THIS FACILITY IS A 'PRE-CURSOR' TO ITS FINAL POST-TRANSITION DTV FACILITY WHICH WILL BE IDENTICAL EXCEPT FOR AN INCREASE IN MAXIMUM ERP TO 850 KW.

IN ORDER TO FACILITATE A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO DTV, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO REACH AS MANY VIEWERS AS POSSIBLE, BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR, AS THE NEW DIGITAL RECEIVER BASE EXPANDS IN THE MARKET. WBME-DT HAS THE CAPABILITY TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE INCREASE ITS ERP TO 250 KW. THIS 4-DB INCREASE IN ERP WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE LOCAL INDOOR PENETRATION FOR ANALOG VIEWERS THAT ARE IN THE PROCESS OF RESCANNING THEIR NEW DTV RECEIVERS. IT WILL ALSO HELP TO EXTEND THE WBME-DT SIGNAL REACH TO A LEVEL CLOSER TO ITS ULTIMATE POST-TRANSITION DTV ERP AND THEREBY PROVIDE THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR VIEWERS TO FIND THE NEW CHANNEL 'HOME' OF WBME-DT ON THEIR NEW DIGITAL RECEIVERS PRIOR TO THE TRANSITION DATE OF FEBRUARY 17, 2009.

AS DEMONSTRATED IN THE ATTACHED INTERFERENCE ANALYSIS, THE PROPOSAL WILL HAVE NO ADVERSE INTERFERENCE IMPACT. HOWEVER, A WAIVER OF SECTION 73.623 OF THE FCC RULES IS REQUESTED TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY DUE TO AN ANOMALY IN THE FCC PROCESSING SOFTWARE WHICH CAUSES AN INTERFERENCE FAILURE TO WWRS-TV, A TABOO RELATED STATION ON CHANNEL 52. IN PRACTICE THERE IS NO INTERFERENCE TO WWRS-TV. AND, EVEN CONSIDERING THE ANOMALOUS RESULTS, THE PREDICTED INTERFERENCE TO WWRS-TV IS UNCHANGED FROM WHAT IS PREDICTED DUE TO THE WBME-DT 100-KW FACILITY.

Attachment 21
Description
PRE-TRANSITION INTERFERENCE ANALYSIS
ANTENNA INFORMATION
RF HAZARD STATEMENT