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 - 20100429AAJ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
WEIGEL BROADCASTING CO.
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
0002855179
Call Sign
WMEU-LD
Facility ID Number
168662
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MACE J. ROSENSTEIN, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
COVINGTON & BURLING LLP
Mailing Address
1201 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20004 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2026625460

E-Mail Address (if available)
MROSENSTEIN@COV.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: LD 
5. Community of License:
City: CHICAGO     State: IL
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:
32
7.2 Translator Input Channel No. :
7.3. Primary station proposed to be rebroadcast:
Facility Identifier Call Sign City State Channel
7.4.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)
Latitude:    
Degrees 41 Minutes 52 Seconds 44     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 87 Minutes 38 Seconds 10     West     East
7.5. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1032959
Not Applicable    [Exhibit 41]                       Notification filed with FAA
7.6.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 181  meters
7.7.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 527  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 442  meters
7.9.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power: 15  kW
7.10.
Transmitter Output Power:  2.46  kW  
7.11. a.Transmitting Antenna:   
Before selecting Directional "Off-the-Shelf", refer to "Search for Antenna Information" under CDBS Public Access (http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/cdbs_pa.htm). Make sure that the Standard Pattern is marked Yes and that the relative field values shown match your values. Enter the Manufacturer (Make) and Model exactly as displayed in the Antenna Search.
   
Nondirectional Directional "Off-the-shelf" Directional composite

Manufacturer DIE     Model TLP-4M

b. Electrical Beam Tilt:  degrees Not Applicable

Directional Antenna Relative Field Values: N/A (Nondirectional or Directional "Off-the-shelf")
Rotation (Degrees): 195   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 0.497 190 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

307

1

Relative Field Polar Plot

NOTE:    In addition to the information called for in this section, an explanatory exhibit providing full particulars must be submitted for each question for which a "No" response is provided.
12. Out-of-channel Emission Mask:     Simple                                                Stringent
CERTIFICATION
13.
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 42]
14.
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)
04/29/2010
Mailing Address
DUTREIL LUNDIN & RACKLEY INC
201 FLETCHER AVE
City
SARASOTA
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
34237 -6019
Telephone Number (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)
04/29/2010

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 42
Description:
EXHIBIT 42

WEIGEL BROADCASTING CO. ('WEIGEL'), LICENSEE OF WMEU-LD, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ('WMEU' OR THE 'STATION'), RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE STATION'S LOW-POWER DIGITAL TELEVISION FACILITY ON CHANNEL 32. THE FACILITY PROPOSED IN THIS REQUEST MATCHES THE CHANNEL 32 FACILITY SPECIFIED IN WEIGEL'S DISPLACEMENT APPLICATION FOR WMEU, WHICH THE MEDIA BUREAU RECENTLY PROPOSED TO GRANT (SEE FILE NO. BDISDTL-20090608AAC; PUBLIC NOTICE, 'LOW POWER/TELEVISION TRANSLATORS, CLASS A TELEVISION: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS,' REPORT NO. PGL10-3 (REL. APR. 21, 2010)). WMEU WAS FORCED TO REQUEST A DISPLACEMENT CHANNEL BECAUSE IT WILL BE DISPLACED FROM ITS CURRENTLY-AUTHORIZED DIGITAL CHANNEL 46 WHEN FULL-POWER DIGITAL TELEVISION STATION WHME-TV, SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, SWITCHES FROM CHANNEL 48 TO CHANNEL 46 AS AUTHORIZED BY THE MEDIA BUREAU'S REPORT AND ORDER, AMENDMENT OF SECTION 73.622 (I), FINAL DTV TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS, TELEVISION BROADCAST STATIONS (SOUTH BEND, INDIANA), 24 FCC RCD 5731 (2009).

IT IS WEIGEL'S UNDERSTANDING THAT THE ANTENNA AND TRANSMISSION LINE FOR WHME-TV'S CHANNEL 46 FACILITY ARE ON THAT STATION'S TOWER AND THAT ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT OF CONSTRUCTION REMAINS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE WHME-DT IS TECHNICALLY CAPABLE OF OPERATING ON CHANNEL 46. BECAUSE WHME-TV MAY BEGIN OPERATION OF ITS CHANNEL 46 FACILITY SHORTLY, WEIGEL SEEKS AUTHORITY TO OPERATE WMEU ON AN ALTERNATE CHANNEL.

GRANT OF THIS STA REQUEST WOULD ALLOW WEIGEL TO OPERATE WMEU'S DIGITAL FACILITY ON CHANNEL 32 ON AN INTERIM BASIS UNTIL THE BUREAU ISSUES THE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT TO RELOCATE WMEU TO CHANNEL 32 PERMANENTLY PURSUANT TO ITS PENDING GRANT OF WEIGEL'S DISPLACEMENT APPLICATION.


Attachment 42