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 - 20100324ABJ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
NEUHOFF FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Mailing Address
1340 US HIGHWAY ONE
#135

City
JUPITER
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
33469 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
5617452122
E-Mail Address (if available)
GEOFF@NEUHOFFMEDIA.COM
FCC Registration No
0009515107
Call Sign
KMVT
Facility ID Number
35200
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MALCOLM G. STEVENSON
Firm or Company Name
SCHWARTZ, WOODS & MILLER
Mailing Address
1233 20TH STREET, NW
SUITE 610

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20036 - 7322
Telephone Number (include area code)
2028331700

E-Mail Address (if available)
STEVENSON@SWMLAW.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: TWIN FALLS     State: ID
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:
11
7.2. Zone: I II III
7.3.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)
Latitude:    
Degrees 42 Minutes 43 Seconds 47     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 114 Minutes 24 Seconds 52     West     East
7.4. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1040035
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.5.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 1310  meters
7.6.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 208  meters
7.7.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 185  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 323 meters     
7.9.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power (average): 19.6  kW     
7.10. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer GE     Model TY30H

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
RYAN WILHOUR
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
CONSULTING ENGINEER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
03/23/2010
Mailing Address
507 NW 60TH STREET
SUITE C
City
GAINESVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
32607 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
3523323157
E-Mail Address (if available)
RWILHOUR@BELLSOUTH.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
GEOFFREY H. NEUHOFF
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NEUHOFF CORP.
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
03/24/2010

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:
REASON FOR STA

NEUHOFF FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (NFLP), LICENSEE OF STATION KMVT(TV), TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) TO OPERATE STATION KMVT WITH AN ERP OF 60 KW, PENDING COMPLETION OF PLANS TO MAXIMIZE THE FACILITY TO AN ERP OF 132 KW, PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY GRANTED IN FCC FILE NO. BMPCDT-20080619AFV.

MAXIMIZATION OF KMVT IS ONE COMPONENT OF THE DIGITAL TRANSITION FOR THE LICENSEE, WHICH ALSO PROVIDES SERVICE VIA VARIOUS TRANSLATORS. NFLP HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY TO IMPLEMENT DIGITAL SERVICE IN THE TWIN FALLS AREA.

NFLP HAS DETERMINED THAT THE CURRENT KMVT DIGITAL SIGNAL APPARENTLY IS NOT AS ROBUST AS ITS ANALOG PREDECESSOR. IN PART, THIS MAY BE A CONSEQUENCE OF ITS OPERATION ON A HIGH-BAND VHF CHANNEL. AS THE COMMISSION IS AWARE, UNEXPECTED COVERAGE PROBLEMS HAVE ARISEN IN THE CASE OF SUCH HIGH-BAND VHF OPERATIONS.

NFLP FULLY INTENDS TO IMPLEMENT THE MAXIMIZATION OF KMVT. AT THE SAME TIME, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT TWIN FALLS IS ONE OF THE SMALLEST DMAS IN THE NATION (#193). THE ECONOMICS OF THE MARKET TOGETHER WITH THE SEVERE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN NATIONWIDE HAS NECESSITATED CAREFUL ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES BY NFLP. AS SHOWN IN THE ATTACHED ENGINEERING STATEMENT, THE LICENSEE HAS DETERMINED THAT IT CAN DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE POWER AND COVERAGE OF KMVT WITH A SUBSTANTIAL EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS AT THIS TIME WHILE DEFERRING FULL TRANSITION OF NFLP FACILITIES TO MAXIMIZED DIGITAL OPERATION. SUCH IMPLEMENTATION, RELATIVELY SPEAKING, IS A MAJOR UNDERTAKING FOR SMALL-MARKET LICENSEES SUCH AS NFLP.

INCREASING KMVT TO AN INTERIM POWER AT THIS TIME WILL HAVE THE ADDED BENEFIT OF ENABLING NFLP TO EVALUATE PLANNED DIGITAL CONVERSION OF ITS RELATED TRANSLATOR FACILITIES WITH A VIEW TOWARD DETERMINING WHETHER SOME OF THESE SECONDARY FACILITIES MAY BE DISCONTINUED OR WHETHER ADDITIONAL TRANSLATOR FACILITIES ARE NECESSARY TO PRESERVE SERVICE.

FOR THESE REASONS, NFLP SUBMITS THAT GRANT OF STA WOULD WELL SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN IMPROVING SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC WHILE CONSERVING SCARCE LICENSEE RESOURCES THAT ULTIMATELY WILL BE DEVOTED TO MAXIMIZATION OF KMVT.

Attachment 21
Description
ENGINEERING STATEMENT, RFR STUDY AND OTHER EXHIBITS