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QComm Stands for Quality Behind the Scenes.

It's NEVER too late to add QCOMM to your project! 

Help is just a call away, we can help today!

 

This is a once in a lifetime project and all stations need help. 

Form 2100 Sched 399 is very important; we can help to make sure you receive all comparable replacement requirements in accordance with the complicated FCC regulations.

 

Our services are 100% covered under the FCC regulations and the Catalog of costs in Form 2100, Sched 399.

 

By offering the following options, either Al a Carte or Buffet or the Wole Enchilada, to our clients, QComm wants to make sure that each station is prepared to meet the REPACK goals:

QCOMM - is pleased to offer a Full Spectrum of REPACK services:

  • Form 2100– Schedule 399 preparation
  • 399- Eligibility Certification – NEW for LPTV and Translators
  • System (Site) Audit and Inventory for FCC 399
  • System transition plan, engineering and cost analysis
  • Project Management – Field, vendor and FCC reimbursement
  • New System Installation, Integration, and Testing
  • Decommissioning and Demo of Legacy equipment
  • Interim Solutions, Engineer, Design, PM and Installation – Case by Case FCC approval required!
  • Field Services Studies - Coverage Verification – Near/Far and Contour- Drone and/or old school

 

QComm would like to offer our services to your station.  By obtaining a quote from QComm, and putting it into your Sched– 399 submittals, the station can retain these services at a later date if the station finds the need for them. The costs of our services are 100% covered as part of the forced channel relocation. By budgeting the money now in the Sched-399 it gives the station greater flexibility with their budget later on as the station progress through the transition.   

 

Please feel free to contact us, and we will provide you with whichever services the station will need to smoothly negotiate this forced relocation project.

 

 

 

Methodology to get the project moving-

  1. Determine what each station will need to do to participate in this program.  Repack Participation is mandatory for the 987 but for the LPTV crowd TIME IS OF THE ESSENSE! 
  2. Complete an inventory of all equipment that will be affected by this program.
  3.  Identify the channel transition plan.  Based on the current info, most stations can identify when they are going, but how to get there is an issue.
  4. Determine what facility modifications may be needed.  If the transmitter facility can’t support ongoing operations during the build, additional space construction may be required.  Need to know this info for planning purposes, schedule and costs    
  5. Which vendors will provide the new equipment and has any attempts been made to get in line for equipment deliveries-key to schedule and budget?
  6. What service providers are required?  Tower structural analysis will be required.  Engineering and Project management and Tower crews will need to be taken under contract.  Power and emergency power modifications may need to be planned for as well.
  7. Local zoning and permit requirements if needed.  These can take a very long time so early planning needs completed.
  8. Legal changes in the FCC license area and may be needed with the FAA as tower heights are modified-up/down
  9. Disposition of old equipment-either to the junk heap or to potential stations who could use it.  This includes all the studio gear should the station elect to go dark.  Obviously, group stations can shuffle around gear to fit their needs but individual stations will need a plan.

* Reimbursable guarantee - QComm will return or void any potion of a QComm invoice that the FCC makes a final determination to be non-eligible for reimbursement. QComm must be given the opportunity to work with the client’s reimbursement team and the FCC on any RFAS to adequately convey the reimbursability of any  QComm services  before the invoice is rejected to quality for the refund. 

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