Application Form

This document pretains to SES-MOD-20060712-01145 for Modification on a Satellite Earth Station filing.

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1-8. Legal Name of Applicant
Young Broadcasting of Richmond, Inc. 804-330-8888
301 Arboretum Place
Richmond VA
USA 23236 -
Darrell Cheney
9-16. Name of Contact Representative
Mark J. Prak (919) 839-0300
Brooks, Pierce, et al. (919) 839-0304
PO Box 1800 [email protected]
Raleigh NC
USA 27602-
Mark J. Prak Legal Counsel
17. Choose the button next to the classification that applies to this filing for both questions a. and b. Choose only one for 17a and only one for 17b.

a1. Earth Station
a2. Space Station

(N/A) b1. Application for License of New Station
(N/A) b2. Application for Registration of New Domestic Receive-Only Station
(N/A) b3. Amendment to a Pending Application
(N/A) b4. Modification of License or Registration
b5. Assignment of License or Registration
b6. Transfer of Control of License or Registration
(N/A) b7. Notification of Minor Modification
(N/A) b8. Application for License of New Receive-Only Station Using Non-U.S. Licensed Satellite
(N/A) b9. Letter of Intent to Use Non-U.S. Licensed Satellite to Provide Service in the United States
(N/A) b10. Other (Please specify)
17c. Is a fee submitted with this application?
If Yes, complete and attach FCC Form 159.

If No, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R.Section 1.1114).
Governmental Entity Noncommercial educational licensee
Other(please explain):

Fee Classification CGX - Fixed Satellite Transmit/Receive Earth Station
18. If this filing is in reference to an existing station, enter:
(a) Call sign of station:
19. If this filing is an amendment to a pending application enter both fields, if this filing is a modification please enter only the file number:
(a) Date pending application was filed:

(b) File number:

20. NATURE OF SERVICE: This filing is for an authorization to provide or use the following type(s) of service(s): Select all that apply:

a. Fixed Satellite
b. Mobile Satellite
c. Radiodetermination Satellite
d. Earth Exploration Satellite
e. Direct to Home Fixed Satellite
f. Digital Audio Radio Service
g. Other (please specify)
21. STATUS: Choose the button next to the applicable status. Choose only one.
Common Carrier Non-Common Carrier
22. If earth station applicant, check all that apply.
Using U.S. licensed satellites
Using Non-U.S. licensed satellites
23. If applicant is providng INTERNATIONAL COMMON CARRIER service, see instructions regarding Sec. 214 filings. Choose one. Are these facilities:
Connected to a Public Switched Network Not connected to a Public Switched Network N/A
24. FREQUENCY BAND(S): Place an 'X' in the box(es) next to all applicable frequency band(s).
a. C-Band (4/6 GHz) b. Ku-Band (12/14 GHz)
c.Other (Please specify upper and lower frequencies in MHz.)
Frequency Lower: Frequency Upper: (Please specify additional frequencies in an attachment)
25. CLASS OF STATION: Choose the button next to the class of station that applies. Choose only one.
a. Fixed Earth Station
b. Temporary-Fixed Earth Station
c. 12/14 GHz VSAT Network
d. Mobile Earth Station
e. Geostationary Space Station
f. Non-Geostationary Space Station
g. Other (please specify)
Transmit/Receive Transmit-Only Receive-Only N/A
"For Space Station applications, select N/A."
27. The purpose of this proposed modification is to: (Place an 'X' in the box(es) next to all that apply.)
a -- authorization to add new emission designator and related service
b -- authorization to change emission designator and related service
c -- authorization to increase EIRP and EIRP density
d -- authorization to replace antenna
e -- authorization to add antenna
f -- authorization to relocate fixed station
g -- authorization to change frequency(ies)
h -- authorization to add frequency
i -- authorization to add Points of Communication (satellites & countries)
j -- authorization to change Points of Communication (satellites & countries)
k -- authorization for facilities for which environmental assessment and
radiation hazard reporting is required
l -- authorization to change orbit location
m -- authorization to perform fleet management
n -- authorization to extend milestones
o -- Other (Please specify)
28. Would a Commission grant of any proposal in this application or amendment have a significant environmental impact as defined by 47 CFR 1.1307? If YES, submit the statement as required by Sections 1.1308 and 1.1311 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 1.1308 and 1.1311, as an exhibit to this application.A Radiation Hazard Study must accompany all applications for new transmitting facilities, major modifications, or major amendments. Yes No

ALIEN OWNERSHIP Earth station applicants not proposing to provide broadcast, common carrier, aeronautical en route or aeronautical fixed radio station services are not required to respond to Items 30-34.
29. Is the applicant a foreign government or the representative of any foreign government? Yes No
30. Is the applicant an alien or the representative of an alien? Yes No N/A
31. Is the applicant a corporation organized under the laws of any foreign government? Yes No N/A
32. Is the applicant a corporation of which more than one-fifth of the capital stock is owned of record or voted by aliens or their representatives or by a foreign government or representative thereof or by any corporation organized under the laws of a foreign country? Yes No N/A
33. Is the applicant a corporation directly or indirectly controlled by any other corporation of which more than one-fourth of the capital stock is owned of record or voted by aliens, their representatives, or by a foreign government or representative thereof or by any corporation organized under the laws of a foreign country? Yes No N/A
34. If any answer to questions 29, 30, 31, 32 and/or 33 is Yes, attach as an exhibit an identification of the aliens or foreign entities, their nationality, their relationship to the applicant, and the percentage of stock they own or vote.
35. Does the Applicant request any waivers or exemptions from any of the Commission's Rules?
If Yes, attach as an exhibit, copies of the requests for waivers or exceptions with supporting documents.
Yes No

36. Has the applicant or any party to this application or amendment had any FCC station authorization or license revoked or had any application for an initial, modification or renewal of FCC station authorization, license, or construction permit denied by the Commission? If Yes, attach as an exhibit, an explination of circumstances. Yes No

37. Has the applicant, or any party to this application or amendment, or any party directly or indirectly controlling the applicant ever been convicted of a felony by any state or federal court? If Yes, attach as an exhibit, an explination of circumstances. Yes No

38. Has any court finally adjudged the applicant, or any person directly or indirectly controlling the applicant, guilty of unlawfully monopolizing or attemptiing unlawfully to monopolize radio communication, directly or indirectly, through control of manufacture or sale of radio apparatus, exclusive traffic arrangement or any other means or unfair methods of competition?If Yes, attach as an exhibit, an explanation of circumstances Yes No

39. Is the applicant, or any person directly or indirectly controlling the applicant, currently a party in any pending matter referred to in the preceding two items? If yes, attach as an exhinit, an explanation of the circumstances. Yes No

40. If the applicant is a corporation and is applying for a space station license, attach as an exhibit the names, address, and citizenship of those stockholders owning a record and/or voting 10 percent or more of the Filer's voting stock and the percentages so held. In the case of fiduciary control, indicate the beneficiary(ies) or class of beneficiaries. Also list the names and addresses of the officers and directors of the Filer.

41. By checking Yes, the undersigned certifies, that neither 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 Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. See 47 CFR 1.2002(b) for the meaning of "party to the application" for these purposes. Yes No
42a. Does the applicant intend to use a non-U.S. licensed satellite to provide service in the United States? If Yes, answer 42b and attach an exhibit providing the information specified in 47 C.F.R. 25.137, as appropriate. If No, proceed to question 43. Yes No

42b. What administration has licensed or is in the process of licensing the space station? If no license will be issued, what administration has coordinated or is in the process of coordinating the space station?
43. Description. (Summarize the nature of the application and the services to be provided). Applicant proposes to change the emission designator on its transportable earth station for the purposes of transmitting a compressed digital video signal for use by WRIC-TV, its customers' and affiliate stations' news programs for the coverage of news and sporting events. The points of communication will be ALSAT from various locations in the United States. The current license authorizes only analog transmissions. The applicant seeks to add digital emissions while retaining analog capability. The applicant is changing the high power amplifier to MCL TWT 10999 units with no change in output power.
The Applicant waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or of the electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests an authorization in accordance with this application. The applicant certifies that grant of this application would not cause the applicant to be in violation of the spectrum aggregation limit in 47 CFR Part 20. All statements made in exhibits are a material part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application. The undersigned, individually and for the applicant, hereby certifies that all statements made in this application and in all attached exhibits are true, complete and correct to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.
44. Applicant is a (an): (Choose the button next to applicable response.)

Unincorporated Association
Governmental Entity
Other (please specify)
45. Name of Person Signing
Deborah A. McDermott
46. Title of Person Signing
Vice Chairman
(U.S. Code, Title 47, Section 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, Section 503).

FCC Form 312 - Schedule B:(Technical and Operational Description)


Location of Earth Station Site
E1: Site Identifier: 1 E5. Call Sign: E850115
E2: Contact Name Darrell Cheney E6. Phone Number: (804) 330-8888
E3. Street: E7. City: Various
E8. County:
E4. State E9. Zip Code
E10. Area of Operation: Various
E11. Latitude: 0 ° 0 ' 0.0 "
E12. Longitude: 0 ° 0 ' 0.0 "
E13. Lat/Lon Coordinates are: NAD-27 NAD-83 N/A
E14. Site Elevation (AMSL): 0.0 meters
E15. If the proposed antenna(s) operate in the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) with geostationary satellites, do(es) the proposed antenna(s) comply with the antenna gain patterns specified in Section 25.209(a) and (b) as demonstrated by the manufacturer's qualification measurement? If NO, provide as a technical analysis showing compliance with two-degree spacing policy.
Yes No N/A
E16. If the proposed antenna(s) do not operate in the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS), or if they operate in the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) with non-geostationary satellites, do(es) the proposed antenna(s) comply with the antenna gain patterns specified in Section 25.209(a2) and (b) as demonstrated by the manufacturer's qualification measurements?
Yes No N/A
E17. Is the facility operated by remote control? If YES, provide the location and telephone number of the control point.
Yes No
E18. Is frequency coordination required? If YES, attach a frequency coordination report as
Yes No
E19. Is coordination with another country required? If YES, attach the name of the country(ies) and plot of coordination contours as
Yes No
E20. FAA Notification - (See 47 CFR Part 17 and 47 CFR part 25.113(c)) Where FAA notification is required, have you attached a copy of a completed FCC Form 854 and/or the FAA's study regarding the potential hazard of the structure to aviation?
Yes No
Satellite Name:OTHER | OTHER | If you selected OTHER, please enter the following:
E21. Common Name: ALSAT E22. ITU Name:
E23. Orbit Location: E24. Country:
E25. Site Identifier: 1
E26. Common Name: E27. Country:
1 1 1 Radiation System Inc. 240KV 2.4 49.6 dBi at 14
1 0.0/0.0 3.84 0.0 0.0 300.0 2.79 76.6
1 11700 12200 R Horizontal and Vertical N/A 0.0 0.0
E50. Modulation and Services NULL
1 14000 14500 T Horizontal and Vertical 36M0F9W 76.6 49.6
E50. Modulation and Services DVB-S QPSK and DVB-S2 QPSK digital and analog FM capability
1 Geostationary 14000 14500 72.0/139.0 170.5 46.2 251.7 13.9 49.6
E61. Call Sign

NOTE: Please enter the callsign of the controlling station, not the callsign for which this application is being filed.
E66. Phone Number
E62. Street Address

E63. City
E68. County
E67/68. State/Country
E64. Zip Code

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