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 - 20090624ADQ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
BLUESTONE LICENSE HOLDINGS INC.
Mailing Address
675 THIRD AVENUE
SUITE 2521

City
NEW YORK
State or Country (if foreign address)
NY
Zip Code
10017 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2127107771
E-Mail Address (if available)
RBONGARTEN@BONTENMEDIA.COM
FCC Registration No
0010338895
Call Sign
KTVM
Facility ID Number
18066
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
EVE R. POGORILER, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
COVINGTON & BURLING LLP
Mailing Address
1201 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20004 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2026625345

E-Mail Address (if available)
EPOGORILER@COV.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: BUTTE     State: MT
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:
6
7.2. Zone: I II III
7.3.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)
Latitude:    
Degrees 46 Minutes 0 Seconds 27     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 112 Minutes 26 Seconds 30     West     East
7.4. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1000778
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.5.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 2513  meters
7.6.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 64.9  meters
7.7.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 53.3  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 591.3 meters     
7.9.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power (average): 19.2  kW     
7.10. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer RCA     Model TF-5CM

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt:
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 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
JOSEPH M. DAVIS, P.E.
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
CONSULTING ENGINEER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/23/2009
Mailing Address
CHESAPEAKE RF CONSULTANTS, LLC
11993 KAHNS ROAD
City
MANASSAS
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
Zip Code
20112 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
7036509600
E-Mail Address (if available)
JOSEPH.DAVIS@RF-CONSULTANTS.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
RANDALL D. BONGARTEN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/24/2009

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 21
Description:
STA CIRCUMSTANCES

KTVM(DT) IS AUTHORIZED BY BPCDT-20080314ADF TO OPERATE AS DIGITAL ON CHANNEL 6 WITH 11.2 KW ERP 591 M HAAT. LICENSE APPLICATION BLCDT- 20090622ADT IS PENDING TO COVER CONSTRUCTION.

KTVM OPERATED ITS PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL FACILITY ON UHF CHANNEL 33. SINCE SWITCHING TO LOW-BAND VHF CHANNEL 6 ON THE TRANSITION DATE, KTVM HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS CALLS REGARDING RECEPTION PROBLEMS, PARTICULARLY FOR INDOOR RECEPTION. PROBLEMS WITH DIGITAL LOW-BAND VHF RECEPTION BY OTHER STATIONS HAVE BEEN WIDELY PUBLICIZED SINCE THE TRANSITION DATE.

THE PROPOSED STA WOULD ALLOW KTVM TO OPERATE WITH THE AUTHORIZED ANTENNA AT 19.2 KW ERP TO AID INDOOR RECEPTION, PENDING FURTHER DISPOSITION AS TO HOW TO RECOVER ITS ANALOG VIEWERS. THE PROPOSED STA WOULD INCREASE KTVMS POWER BY 71 PERCENT. THE EXISTING TRANSMITTER HAS CAPACITY TO ACCOMPLISH THE POWER INCREASE UPON FCC GRANT OF THE STA. THE CURRENT 2.33 KW TRANSMITTER POWER OUTPUT WILL BE RAISED TO 4.0 KW.

A DETAILED INTERFERENCE STUDY PER OET BULLETIN 69 SHOWS THAT THE PROPOSAL COMPLIES WITH THE 0.5 PERCENT LIMIT OF NEW INTERFERENCE CAUSED TO ALL OTHER STATIONS.

THE PROPOSED 19.2 KW ERP EXCEEDS THE 73.622(F) POWER LIMIT FOR 591 M HAAT. A WAIVER OF 73.622(F) IS REQUESTED IF NECESSARY.

REGARDING RF EXPOSURE, CALCULATIONS PER OET BULLETIN NUMBER 65 CONSIDERING 35 PERCENT ANTENNA RELATIVE FIELD IN DOWNWARD ELEVATIONS SHOW THAT THE SIGNAL DENSITY NEAR THE TOWER AT TWO METERS ABOVE GROUND LEVEL ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PROPOSED FACILITY IS 29.9 W/CM2, WHICH IS 14.9 PERCENT OF THE GENERAL POPULATION/UNCONTROLLED MAXIMUM PERMITTED EXPOSURE LIMIT AND 3.0 PERCENT OF THE OCCUPATIONAL/CONTROLLED LIMIT. THE MAXIMUM EXPOSURE AREA IS VERY CLOSE TO THE KTVM SITE, WHICH THE APPLICANT CONSIDERS TO BE A CONTROLLED AREA BY THE EXISTENCE OF WARNING SIGNS, A FENCE, AND LOCKED GATE WHICH SERVE TO RESTRICT ACCESS TO AUTHORIZED PERSONS THAT ARE AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR EXPOSURE. THE APPLICANT WILL COORDINATE EXPOSURE PROCEDURES WITH ALL PERTINENT STATIONS AND WILL REDUCE POWER OR CEASE OPERATION AS NECESSARY TO PROTECT PERSONS HAVING ACCESS TO THE SITE, TOWER OR ANTENNA FROM RF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD EXPOSURE IN EXCESS OF FCC GUIDELINES.


Attachment 21
Description
EXHIBIT 21