KGI provides consulting services in the field of broadcasting. Our work includes the following areas:

AM Radio Stations

  • Preparation of technical exhibits for filing with the FCC in support of new or modified AM stations
  • Design of AM directional antenna systems
  • Prediction of daytime and nighttime coverage (listening area) based on the FCC estimated ground conductivities and measured field data
  • Directional antenna proof-of-performance including adjustment of the antenna systems
  • Allocation studies regarding availability of spectrum (frequency) for new AM stations according to the FCC rules and regulations
  • Evaluation of AM radio facilities regarding FCC rules with respect to exposure to RF energy based on theoretical calculations as well as actual measurements of electrical and magnetic AM signals
  • Expert testimony before the local (county and city) zoning boards for erection of new AM towers
  • Preparation of FAA Form 7460-1 and-2 and pertinent exhibits for obtaining approval of new or modified AM facilities from the FAA including appropriate lighting and marking requirements
  • Research or AM records at the FCC including ground conductivity, contour information and other pertinent data for AM stations
  • FM Radio Stations

  • Preparation of technical exhibits for filing with the FCC in support of new or modified commercial and non-commercial educational (NCE) FM stations
  • Prediction of coverage (listening) area and interference analysis according to the FCC rules and based on alternative methods including actual measurements of FM signals in the field
  • Allocation studies regarding availability of spectrum (frequency) for new FM stations according to the FCC rules and regulations; preparation of exhibits in support of rule-makings to allot channels for new FM stations
  • Allocation review for establishment of new and modified FM translator stations
  • Evaluation of FM transmitting facilities with respect to exposure to RF energy according to the FCC rules based on theoretical calculations as well as actual measurements of electrical and magnetic FM signals
  • Expert testimony before the local (county and city) zoning boards for erection of new FM towers
  • Preparation for FAA Form 7460-1 and-2 pertinent exhibits including interference analysis for obtaining approval of new or modified FM facilities from the FAA
  • Research of FM records at the FCC including ground conductivity, contour information and other pertinent data for FM stations
  • TV (Analog and Digital) Stations

  • Preparation of technical exhibits for filing with the FCC in support of new or modified commercial and noncommercial educational (NCE) TV and digital TV (DTV) stations
  • Prediction of coverage area and interference analysis according to the FCC rules and based on alternative methods including actual measurements of TV signals in the field
  • Interference studies involving analog and DTV stations according to OET Bulletin 69 using Sun Unix computer system and methodology and software used by the FCC
  • Allocation studies regarding availability of spectrum (frequency) for new DTV stations according to the FCC rules and regulations; preparation of exhibits in support of rule-makings to allot channels for new DTV stations
  • Evaluation of TV and DTV translator facilities with respect to exposure to RF energy according to the FCC rules based on theoretical calculations as well as actual measurements of electrical and magnetic TV signals
  • Expert testimony before the local (county and city) zoning boards for erection of new TV towers
  • Preparation of FAA Form 7460-1 and -2 and pertinent exhibits for obtaining approval of new or modified TV facilities from the FAA
  • Low Power and TV Translator Stations

  • TV allocation studies regarding availability of spectrum (frequency) for new low power TV (LPTV) and TV translator stations according to the FCC rules and regulations
  • Interference studies to provide FCC required protection to analog and DTV stations according to OET Bulletin 69 using Sun Unix computer system and software methodology used by the FCC
  • Preparation of FCC Form and technical exhibits for filing with the FCC in support of new or modified LPTV and TV translator stations
  • Prediction of coverage area according to the FCC rules and based on alternative methods
  • Evaluation of LPTV and TV translator facilities with respect to exposure to RF energy according to the FCC rules based on theoretical calculations as well as actual measurements of electrical and magnetic TV signals
  • Microwave

  • Design of audio and video links for point-to-point transmission including Studio to Transmitter (STL) and Inter City Relay links
  • Fade margin and link budget calculations
  • Review and analysis of spectrum to determine suitable transmitting frequencies according to the FCC rules
  • Preparation of FCC Form 601 for authorization of microwave links
  • Educational Broadband Service (EBS)

  • Review and analysis of spectrum to determine suitable transmitting frequencies for a new or modified EBS station according to the FCC rules
  • Preparation of FCC Form and associated exhibits in support of an application for a new EBS station or to make modifications in the existing station
  • Evaluation of EBS transmitting facilities with respect to compliance with FCC's RF energy rules
  • In addition, cellular and PCS system review and analysis is conducted to determine the need for new tower locations or sites. The inter-modulation interference studies are also conducted to determine any adverse impact between co-located transmitting facilities.






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