WDCA in DC Area requests 2nd 90 Day Extension Before Channel Sharing

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Are those antennas co-located?
 
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They are colocated There really is not much discussion of why this should be granted just some words about how it will not disrupt anything.
 
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The FCC has dismissed the application fora second 90 day extension.
 
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I wonder why, if it would not disrupt anything.
 
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It may be notable that this request was for a second extension by a station that sold their channel as part of the reverse auction.

It seems doubtful that their new home will offer them four subchannels worth of space.

Surely there's someone in the upcoming auction ineligible class waiting for a channel but if it takes three months to iron out those applications, what does it matter?
 
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The fact that it is/was an application for a second extension is note in the thread title. I am curious as to whether a second extension is something they can grant. I suppose that a station can always ask but in the absence of any technical problem or otherwise compelling circumstance I am not sure why another extension for a single applicant would be granted.

In any event I am sure we will see how this plays out.
 
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I suppose that a station can always ask but in the absence of any technical problem or otherwise compelling circumstance I am not sure why another extension for a single applicant would be granted.
Filing the application with the wrong form is apparently a show stopper.

That said, just because the station believes there's no conflict doesn't mean that there isn't a conflict.
 
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No time to refile? Or they only were allowed one shot?
 
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Well golly gosh darn and Gee Willikers it looks like the FCC approved it this time. Let's see if others apply for the same type of extension.
 
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Until T-Mobile says “ENOUGH!?”
 
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Until T-Mobile says “ENOUGH!?”
T-Mobile doesn't get to whine about channels that are in the repacked band.

If I'm reading things correctly, T-Mobile is primarily interested in the low frequencies in sparsely populated areas where a little bandwidth goes a long way.
 
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They can expand that into most urban areas. Matter of demand. Got a couple of years at least before they consider that option.
 
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Not to mention that T-Mobile isn't exactly rolling out as quickly as they wanted, either. In PEA 180 (Coconino/Yavapai Counties AZ), T-Mobile first notified LPTV stations that it was commencing 600 MHz service on October 31. That quickly changed to December 1, then to February 2, and now is April 2.
 

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