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 - 20090213CMA
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.
Mailing Address
C/O BROOKS, PIERCE, ET AL.
P.O. BOX 1800

City
RALEIGH
State or Country (if foreign address)
NC
Zip Code
27602 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9198390300
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0002573277
Call Sign
KCCI
Facility ID Number
33710
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MARK J. PRAK
Firm or Company Name
BROOKS, PIERCE, ET AL.
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 1800

City
RALEIGH
State or Country (if foreign address)
NC
ZIP Code
27602 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9198390108

E-Mail Address (if available)
MPRAK@BROOKSPIERCE.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: DES MOINES     State: IA
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:
8
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 41 Minutes 48 Seconds 35     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 93 Minutes 37 Seconds 16     West     East
7.5. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1016799
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.6.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 295.7  meters
7.7.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 609.6  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 592  meters
7.9.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 597   meters  
7.10.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power: 158  kW     
7.11. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer RCA     Model TW-15A8P-SP

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt:
1 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):    No Rotation
Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value    
0 10 20 30 40 50
60 70 80 90 100 110
120 130 140 150 160 170
180 190 200 210 220 230
240 250 260 270 280 290
300 310 320 330 340 350
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
JOHN F.X. BROWNE PE
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
CONSULTING ENGINEER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
02/09/2009
Mailing Address
JOHN F.X. BROWNE & ASSOCIATES PC
38710 WOODWARD AVE., SUITE 220
City
BLOOMFIELD HILLS
State or Country (if foreign address)
MI
Zip Code
48304 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2486426226
E-Mail Address (if available)
JFXB@JFXB.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
JONATHAN C. MINTZER
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
SECRETARY
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
02/13/2009

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:
STA REQUEST

PURSUANT TO THE COMMISSION'S SERVICE REDUCTION POLICY IN THE THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES AND POLICIES AFFECTING THE CONVERSION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION, REPORT AND ORDER, FCC 07-228 (2007) ('THE THIRD ORDER'), PARA 133, ON DECEMBER 22, 2008, THE LICENSEE NOTIFIED THE COMMISSION THAT IT WAS PERMANENTLY REDUCING ITS ANALOG BROADCAST OPERATION ON OR AROUND JANUARY 26, 2009. REDUCTION OF THE STATION'S ANALOG SERVICE WAS NECESSARY TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATION'S POST-TRANSITION DTV FACILITY, WHICH REQUIRED THE REMOVAL AND MODIFICATION OF ONE TRANSMITTER AMPLIFIER CABINET FROM THE STATION'S ANALOG SERVICE, LEAVING THE REMAINING CABINET FOR ANALOG OPERATION. THE STATION PROVIDED VIEWER NOTIFICATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE THIRD ORDER.

PURSUANT TO THE THIRD ORDER, PRIOR APPROVAL WAS NOT REQUIRED FOR THE STATION'S ANALOG SERVICE REDUCTION. HOWEVER, THE THIRD ORDER CONTEMPLATED A FEBRUARY 17, 2009, DTV TRANSITION DEADLINE.

IN LIGHT OF THE EXTENSION OF THE DTV TRANSITION DEADLINE TO JUNE 12, 2009 PURSUANT TO THE 'DTV DELAY ACT', THE LICENSEE HEREBY RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO CONTINUE REDUCED ANALOG SERVICE OPERATION UNTIL JUNE 12, 2009. SINCE ONE OF THE STATION'S ANALOG TRANSMITTER CABINETS HAS ALREADY BEEN MODIFIED FOR POST-TRANSITION DTV OPERATION, IT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR ANALOG OPERATION AND TO CONVERT IT BACK TO ANALOG OPERATION WOULD BE IMPRACTICAL AND FINANCIALLY CHALLENGING.

AS THE LICENSEE PROCEEDED WITH THE MODIFICATION OF ITS ANALOG TRANSMITTER IN GOOD FAITH RELIANCE ON THE THIRD ORDER AND THE ORIGINAL FEBRUARY 17, 2009, TRANSITION DEADLINE, GOOD CAUSE EXISTS FOR GRANT OF THE INSTANT REQUEST.


Attachment 40