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FCC 27.1238
Revised as of January 15, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  § 27.1238   Eligible costs.

   Link to an amendment published at  84 FR 57367 , Oct. 25, 2019.

   (a) The costs listed in paragraphs (b) through (f) of this section are
   eligible costs.

   (b) Pre-transition costs:

   (1) Engineering/Consulting

   (i) Evaluation of equipment;

   (ii) RX site identification;

   (iii) EBS Programming plan covering the BTA;

   (iv) Market Analysis (MHz per POP Study);

   (v) RF study (interference analysis); and

   (vi) Transition Plan creation and support;

   (2) Project management (may be sourced external);

   (3) Filing fees;

   (4) Legal fees;

   (5) Site acquisition fees-contractor; and

   (6) Arbitrator fee;

   (c) Transmission facility—analog conversion costs:

   (1) Transmitter upgrading or retuning;

   (2) Combiner re-tuning or new;

   (3) Power divider/circulator adjacent channel combiner hardware;

   (4) STL/fiber relocation;

   (5) Miscellaneous material costs (including cabling and connectors);

   (6) Contract labor:

   (i) Tower;

   (ii) Building modifications;

   (iii) Electrical/HVAC; and

   (iv) Mechanical

   (7) Engineering:

   (i) Structural; and

   (ii) Pathway Interference Analysis.

   (8) Equipment disposal/shipping

   (9) Program Management (third party or internal costs to manage the BTA
   conversion); and

   (10) Travel and Per Diem Cost.

   (d) Transmission facility-digital conversion costs:

   (1) New transmitter or retuning;

   (2) Digital compression equipment-TX site (including encoders,
   controller, and software);

   (3) Combiners-new or retune;

   (4) Power divider/circulator adjacent channel combiner hardware;

   (5) Cabinets, cabling, feedline and connectors;

   (6) STL—fiber digital upgrade;

   (7) Installation cost due to adding additional broadcast antenna (4 or
   more digital channels required);

   (8) Contract labor:

   (i) Tower;

   (ii) Building modifications;

   (iii) Electrical/HVAC; and

   (iv) Mechanical.

   (9) Proof of performance testing (may be contracted);

   (10) Engineering:

   (i) Structural; and

   (ii) Path engineering analysis.

   (11) Equipment disposal/shipping;

   (12) Training;

   (13) Program management (third party or internal costs to manage BTA
   conversion);

   (14) Travel and per diem costs.

   (e) Qualified receive-sites only-modifications (analog and digital):

   (1) Digital set top boxes;

   (2) Downconverters (with filtering)/antennas (replacement
   downconverters);

   (3) Contract labor:

   (i) Antenna change/DC install (antenna change may be necessary); and

   (ii) Electrical; and mechanical

   (4) Project management (third party or internal costs to manage the BTA
   conversion);

   (5) Proof of performance testing (may be contracted);

   (6) Mini headend (cost effective distribution method):

   (i) Modulators, combiners;

   (ii) Equipment racks; and

   (iii) Amplifiers

   (7) Cable, connectors; and

   (8) Training.

   (f) Miscellaneous transition fees. (1) Filing fees;

   (2) Arbitrator fee; and

   (3) Legal fees.

   [ 71 FR 35193 , June 19, 2006]

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