Morehead State University Space Science Center


Status: Grant Expired Due to New License


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E-Mail generated [Apr 2 2013]Correspondence2013-04-02
Incoming generated [Apr 2 2013]Correspondence2013-04-02
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Apr 23 2013]Correspondence2013-04-24
Ground Station Spec SheetImages2013-04-02
Antenna Drawing with DimensionsImages2013-04-02
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Morehead State University Space Science Center

Attention: Dr. Ben Malphrus
Street Address: 235 Martindale Drive
P.O. Box:
City: Morehead
State: KY
Zip Code: 40351
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Malphrus
First Name: Ben
Title: Director, Space Science Center
Phone Number: 606 783 2212

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
An STA is necessary in order to support Cosmogias Dove 2 (WG2XFY, file number 0100-EX-PL-2012) experimental satellite mission, scheduled for a mid-April 2013 launch. Morehead will be supporting the initial commissioning phase of the Dove 2 mission, and thus a 6 month duration is sufficient.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Morehead State University will provide ground station communications to the Dove 2 experimental satellite in order to perform basic TT&C functions and initial payload downlinking.

Callsign: WG9XLH
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 04/22/2013
Operation End Date: 10/01/2013

List below transmitting equipment to be installed (if experimental, so state) if additional rows are required, please submit equipment list as an exhibit:  
Manufacturer Model Number No. Of Units Experimental
Microhard MHX-2400 1 No
Microhard MHX-2400 1 No

Neither the applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits that includes FCC benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. The applicant hereby waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the prvious use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.) The applicant acknowledges that all statements made in this application and attached exhibits are considered material representations, and that all the exhibits part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application; undersigned certifies that all statements in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of his/her knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. Applicant certifies that construction of the station would NOT be an action which is likely to have a significant environmental effect. See the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR1.1301-1.1319.
Signature of Applicant (Authorized person filing form): Ben Malphrus
Title of Applicant (if any): Director, Space Science Center
Date: 2013-04-02 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Morehead Kentucky North  38  11  30 West  83  26  20 400.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   No
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   0.37
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   0.37
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:   0.37
Will the antenna extend more than 6 meters above the ground, or if mounted on an existing building, will it extend more than 6 meters above the building, or will the proposed antenna be mounted on an existing structure other than a building?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   25.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   384.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   13.20
(d) List any natural formations of existing man-made structures (hills, trees, water tanks, towers, etc.) which, in the opinion of the applicant, would tend to shield the antenna from aircraft: Antenna has obstruction lights installed. Hill NW range 209meters, elevation 361 meters. Hill ESE range 121 meters, elevation 349 meters. Structure - Communication Tower (Adelphia Site) N range 209 meters, elevation 391 meters. Structure - KYSat Tower SE range 121 meters, elevation 361 meters.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2401.60000000-2477.60000000 MHz FX 1.000000 W 190546.000000 W P 350KF1D Spread Spectrum


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