47 CFR 27.1238 - Eligible costs.

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§ 27.1238 Eligible costs.
(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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