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WFWA
FORT WAYNE IN US
PBS
FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.
2501 EAST COLISEUM BOULEVARD
FORT WAYNE IN 46805
DIGITAL TV STATION
Channel 18 (Virtual 39)
Facility ID: 22108
Fully Licensed
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Fac Correspondence
1. MOD 0000034724 Pending 11/02/2017
2. MOD 0000025074 GRANTED 08/08/2017
3. MOD 0000025074 Application Superceded 08/08/2017
4. BLEDT-20130905ABC GRANTED 11/08/2013
5. BLEDT-20130905ABC Application Superceded 10/30/2013
6. BPEDT-20080617ADU GRANTED 10/14/2010
Record Type: Digital TV (DTV) Station
Construction Permit Expires: 10/14/2013
Domestic Status: Construction Permit
Channel: 40
Analog Channel: 39
NAD27 Coordinates: 41 6' 12.99" 85 11' 27.96"
NAD83 Coordinates: 41 6' 13.16" 85 11' 27.86"
Elevation: 248 m AMSL
Effective ERP: 153 kW
Non-Directional Antenna
Antenna Polarization: Horizontal
Visual Power Output: 0 kW
Maximum HAAT: 237 m
Radiation center-above mean sea level: 467m
Radiation Center above average terrain: 221m
Overall antenna height above ground: 227.7m
Non-Directional Antenna
Antenna System ID: 87164
Antenna Rotation: 0
Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP
01.0000.000 901.0000.000 1801.0000.000 2701.0000.000
101.0000.000 1001.0000.000 1901.0000.000 2801.0000.000
201.0000.000 1101.0000.000 2001.0000.000 2901.0000.000
301.0000.000 1201.0000.000 2101.0000.000 3001.0000.000
401.0000.000 1301.0000.000 2201.0000.000 3101.0000.000
501.0000.000 1401.0000.000 2301.0000.000 3201.0000.000
601.0000.000 1501.0000.000 2401.0000.000 3301.0000.000
701.0000.000 1601.0000.000 2501.0000.000 3401.0000.000
801.0000.000 1701.0000.000 2601.0000.000 3501.0000.000
Border Zone: Located near Canada
7. BLET-20060606ABF GRANTED 07/11/2006
8. BPET-20050405ABO GRANTED 05/17/2006
9. BLEDT-20041112ACP GRANTED 02/04/2005
10. BPEDT-20000414AAY GRANTED 05/14/2001
11. BPEDT-20000414AAY Application Superceded 12/06/2000
12. BLET-19920131KF GRANTED 03/26/1992
DIGITAL TV CHANNEL ELECTION
In the First Channel Election - Licensee/Permittee makes the following channel election from its currently assigned NTSC/DTV channels:  40 
CALL SIGN HISTORY
841017KJ -
WFWA - 03/12/1985
PERIODS OF SILENCE
02/17/2009 ~
TV Application Indicators 
Antenna within 5km of station.Y
Directiona antennaN
Request is for DTV MaximizationY
Mechanical beam tilt proposedN/A
It will operate at post-transition facilities that do not expand the noise-limited service contour in any directionN/A
It will operate at post-transition facilities that match or reduce by no more than five percent with respect to predicted population from those defined in the new DTV Table Appendix B.N/A
Radio Astronomy Notifications met IndicatorY
Indicates whether or not there is any Relative Fields valuesN/A
No health hazard as specified in 1.1307Y
ERP and HAAT for this station meets requirements of 73.62Y
73.622 met for operating DTV Channel IndicatorY
Facility satisfies the interference protection provisions of 73.623(a)Y
General Application Indicators 
Assignor or AsigneeD
General Application Indicators 
Assignor or AsigneeN/A
Legal Qualification Indicators 
Certification of no character issues.Y
Sec 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act certificationY
Applicant complies with 310 related to foreign ownership.Y
Applicant certifies it has answered each question in this application based on its review of the application instruction and worksheets and it satisfies each of the pertinent standards and criteria.Y
Signatories/Preparers
TypeName/Address
Tech Box CertifierJEROME J. MANARCHUCK
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT 06/17/2008
Application SignatoryBRUCE HAINES
PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER 06/17/2008
Contact RepresentativeJOHN M. BURGETT
WILEY REIN LLP
2027197000
ApplicantFORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.
2501 EAST COLISEUM BOULEVARD
FORT WAYNE IN 46805 2604848839
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APPLICATION HISTORY
Public Notice Details BPET-19841017KJ New Station Granted 01/29/1985
Public Notice Details BMPET-19860728KO Replace Expired CP Granted 08/22/1986
  BMPET-19860930KF Minor Modify CP Granted 11/25/1986
  BLET-19861222KV Licence to Cover Granted 03/27/1987
  BPET-19880120KH Minor Modification Granted 04/29/1988
  BLET-19920131KF Licence to Cover Granted 03/26/1992
  BRET-19920326KI Renewal Granted 07/21/1992
  BTCET-19930722KE Transfer Control Granted 07/30/1993
  BTCET-19961010IB Transfer Control Granted 10/30/1996
  BRET-19970327KH Renewal Granted 07/21/1997
  BTCET-19991214AAK Transfer Control Granted 12/22/1999
BOA-20010402 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 04/30/2001
  BPEDT-20000414AAY Minor Modification Granted 05/14/2001
BOA-20030327 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/28/2003
  BTCET-20030617AAW Transfer Control Granted 06/26/2003
BOA-20030801 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 08/04/2003
  BCERET-20041104AVT Pre-Election Certif. Tendered for Filing 11/05/2004
  BLEDT-20041112ACP Licence to Cover Granted 02/04/2005
  BTCET-20050401AVY Transfer Control Granted 04/06/2005
BOA-20050401 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 04/04/2005
  BRET-20050401AUN Renewal Granted 09/20/2005
  BPET-20050405ABO Minor Modification Granted 05/17/2006
  BFREET-20050124ABM First Round Election Approved 06/23/2005
  BAFEDT-20051129ALZ Ancillary Fee Received 11/30/2005
  BLET-20060606ABF Licence to Cover Granted 07/11/2006
  BAFEDT-20061122ADT Ancillary Fee Received 11/24/2006
  BTCET-20070328ADQ Transfer Control Granted 04/04/2007
BOA-20070328 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/29/2007
  Consummation Notice Accepted 05/24/2007
BOA-20070628 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 06/29/2007
  BAFEDT-20071203AIH Ancillary Fee Received 12/04/2007
  BDTRET-20080219ANO DTV Transition Report Accepted for Filing 02/21/2008
  BPEDT-20080617ADU Minor Modification Granted 10/14/2010
  BDERET-20080703AAJ DTV Education Report Received 07/07/2008
  BDERET-20081009AIY DTV Education Report Received 10/10/2008
  BAFEDT-20081125AAM Ancillary Fee Received 11/26/2008
  BDERET-20090114ABA DTV Education Report Received 01/15/2009
  Silent Notification Dismissed 03/08/2010
  NTAS Accepted for Filing 02/10/2009
  BDTUET-20090209AJY DTV Transition Update Accepted for Filing 02/10/2009
BOA-20090324 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/25/2009
  BDERET-20090324ADL DTV Education Report Received 03/25/2009
  BAFEDT-20091113ACU Ancillary Fee Received 11/16/2009
  BAFEDT-20101130AIM Ancillary Fee Received 12/01/2010
BOA-20111110 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/14/2011
  BAFEDT-20111114AAV Ancillary Fee Received 11/14/2011
  BAFEDT-20121129AXD Ancillary Fee Received 11/30/2012
BOA-20130318 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/19/2013
  BREDT-20130326AHL Renewal Granted 07/31/2013
  BLEDT-20130905ABC Licence to Cover Granted 11/08/2013
  BAFEDT-20131122AJK Ancillary Fee Received 11/25/2013
Transaction Log data BAFEDT-20141119AAH Ancillary Fee Received 11/20/2014
BOA-20150305 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/06/2015
  0000003131 Incentive Auction Cert Received 07/06/2015
  0000006905 Schedule 317 Received 11/30/2015
  0000017851 Schedule 317 Received 11/21/2016
  0000022505 EEO Program Report Received 03/31/2017
  0000027861 399 SUB 07/11/2017
  0000027861 399 SUB 07/27/2017
  0000025074 Minor Modification Granted 08/08/2017
  0000030300 NTPR Received 09/29/2017
  0000027861 399 SUB 10/20/2017
  0000034724 Minor Modification Pending 11/02/2017
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