Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0386 (July 2002)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
Engineering STA

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FILE NO.

BSTA - 20081203AFH
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Mailing Address
BOX 870150

City
TUSCALOOSA
State or Country (if foreign address)
AL
Zip Code
35487 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2053488622
E-Mail Address (if available)
DAVE@ALABAMATV.ORG
FCC Registration No
0001749688
Call Sign
WUOA
Facility ID Number
77496
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
M. SCOTT JOHNSON
Firm or Company Name
FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH, P.L.C.
Mailing Address
1300 NORTH 17TH STREET 11TH FLOOR

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22209 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7038120474

E-Mail Address (if available)
SJOHNSON@FHHLAW.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: 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:
23
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 33 Minutes 3 Seconds 15     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 87 Minutes 32 Seconds 57     West     East
7.5. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1036764
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.6.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 135  meters
7.7.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 257  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 204  meters
7.9.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 266   meters  
7.10.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power: 890  kW     
7.11. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer DIE     Model TLP-24M(C)

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt:
0.85 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 0.895 10 0.908 20 0.921 30 0.942 40 0.974 50 0.995
60 0.985 70 0.94 80 0.865 90 0.775 100 0.684 110 0.593
120 0.497 130 0.392 140 0.28 150 0.197 160 0.184 170 0.226
180 0.257 190 0.227 200 0.183 210 0.194 220 0.278 230 0.393
240 0.502 250 0.599 260 0.688 270 0.778 280 0.873 290 0.951
300 0.993 310 0.998 320 0.976 330 0.944 340 0.918 350 0.901
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
DAVID M BAUGHN
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/03/2008
Mailing Address
BOX 870150
City
TUSCALOOSA
State or Country (if foreign address)
AL
Zip Code
35487 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2053488622
E-Mail Address (if available)
DAVE@ALABAMATV.ORG

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
DAVID M BAUGHN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/03/2008

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:
EXPLANATION

WUOA IS EXPERIENCING A INTERMITTENT PROBLEM WITH ITS ANALOG TRANSMITTER. THE INPUT CAVITY OF THE POWER AMPLIFIER TUBE IS UNSTABLE. THIS PROBLEM CAUSES THE OUTPUT POWER TO DROP TO A LEVEL BELOW THE REQUIRED 80% MINIMUM. WUOA'S STATION ENGINEERS ARE DEVOTING ALL ATTENTION POSSIBLE TO READING A DIGITAL TRANSMITTER BY FEB. 17, 2009. TO DEVERT ATTENTION FROM THE DTV TRANSITION AT THIS POINT TO REPAIR AN INTERMITTENT PROBLEM COULD BE FATAL TO THE DTV DEADLINE. WHILE THE OUTPUT POWER DROPS AT TIMES AS LOW AS 50%, NO RECEPTION COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. ADDITIONALLY, THERE APPEARS TO BE NO PROBLEM REACHING CABLE AND SATELLITE SYSTEMS WHILE THE POWER IS REDUCED. WUOA HEREBY REQUESTS STA TO OPERATE WITH POWER OUTPUT OF 50% OF LICENSED POWER WITH ITS LICENSED ANTENNA UNTIL FEB. 18, 2009. THIS REQUEST IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST BECAUSE IT WILL ALLOW WUOA TO CONTINUE SERVE THE PUBLIC WITH AN ANALOG SIGNAL WHILE LETTING ITS ENGINEERING STAFF CONCENTRATE ON MEETING THE DTV DEADLINE.

Attachment 40