Attachment Technical Statement

This document pretains to SES-MOD-20181017-04171 for Modification on a Satellite Earth Station filing.


                        STATEMENT OF WILLIAM J. GETZ
                 IN SUPPORT OF AN APPLICATION TO ALLOW FOR
                   FOR THE REGISTRATION OF FIXED-SATELLITE
                     SERVICE RECEIVE-ONLY EARTH STATION
                              CALL SIGN: E860103
                                OCTOBER, 2018

                   Applicant: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.


       I am a Radio Engineer, an employee in the firm of Carl T. Jones Corporation,

with offices located in Springfield, Virginia. My education and experience are a matter

of record with the Federal Communications Commission.

       This office has been authorized by American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

licensee of the above-referenced fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth station to prepare

this material in support of an application to allow for the immediate registration of two C-

Band television receive-only (TVRO) antennas at a location directly across the street

from the location of the current C-Band authorization (call sign E860103; File No. SES-

RWL-20060227-00303). Registering the C-Band TVRO antennas specified herein on

the rooftop adjacent to the current authorization will allow the antennas to clear new

construction in Manhattan which has caused reliability issues with the current C-Band

TVRO antennas.

       The technical changes proposed herein are minimal and present no interference

concerns as the requested minor change in E860103 intends to delete the two


STATEMENT OF WILLIAM J. GETZ
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authorized transmitting antennas (Antenna ID “E” and Antenna ID “W”) and maintain the

antennas’ E860103 C-Band downlink capability only.

      The following Table demonstrates the minor nature of the technical changes

proposed herein:




      As shown above, the C-Band TVRO antennas specified herein will be located at

nearly the same location (only different by 1 second latitude) and will utilize the same

satellite arc such that the antennas’ receive-only technical parameters remain largely

unchanged.    The proposed change will result in only slight differences in the antenna


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azimuth limits (0.1 degree) and the antenna elevation angle limits (0.2 degrees toward

the satellite arc’s western limit). Therefore, the instant proposal will restore the viability

of the Applicant’s C-Band downlink programming link and will have no adverse technical

effect on the RFR environment because of the receive-only nature of the nearly identical

TVRO operation as authorized under call sign E860103.

       This statement has been prepared by me or under my direct supervision and is

believed to be true and correct.




DATED: October 15, 2018



Document Created: 2018-10-16 16:17:33
Document Modified: 2018-10-16 16:17:33

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