Sure Shot Transmissions, Inc.
Washington, D.C. 20554
April 18, 2013
DA 13-784Ms. Carolyn Blasko
Sure Shot Transmissions, Inc.
P.O. Box 489
10314 Main Street
New Middletown, OH 44442-0489
Call Sign: E940167
File No.: SES-MOD-20130201-00146
Dear Ms. Blasko:
On February 1, 2013, Sure Shot Transmissions, Inc. (Sure Shot) filed the above-
captioned application to modify its current temporary fixed earth station license to (1)
change the technical characteristics of its antenna, and (2) add the use of frequencies in
the 10.95-12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 13.75-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency
bands. For the reasons explained below, we dismiss the application without prejudice to
Section 25.112(a) of the Commission’s rules requires the Commission to return, as
unacceptable for filing, any earth station application that is not substantially complete,
contains internal inconsistencies, or does not substantially comply with the Commission’s
rules.2 For the reasons stated below, Sure Shot’s application is inconsistent, incomplete
or otherwise does not substantially comply with the Commission’s rules.
· Sure Shot’s response in item E21 of the Schedule B to FCC Form 312 states that
the nature of service is “Mobile Satellite,” but states in item E25 that the class of
station is a “temporary fixed earth station.” Sure Shot’s statements in items E21
and E25 are inconsistent, because temporary fixed earth stations operate in the
Fixed-Satellite Service, not the Mobile Satellite service.3
· Sure Shot’s specification of “ALSAT” as a point of communication does not
comply with the Commission’s rules.4 Authorizations to communicate with
If Sure Shot Transmissions, Inc. re-files an application identical to the one dismissed, with the exception
of supplying the corrected information, it need not pay an application fee. See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1111(d).
47 C.F.R. § 25.112(a).
47 C.F.R. §25.277 (a).
See Item E21 of Schedule B, requesting ALSAT as the point of communication.
Federal Communications Commission DA 13-784ALSAT may be granted only in cases where the earth station is eligible for
“routine processing.”5 The routine processing criteria for earth station
communicating in Ku-band frequencies are specified in Section 25.212(c) of the
Commission’s rules.6 Pursuant to Section 25.212(c), routine processing applies
only to stations requesting operations in the 14.0–14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) and
11.7–12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands, with antennas 1.2 meters or
larger in diameter, operating with a maximum input power density of -14
dBw/4kHz. Because Sure Shot’s proposed operations do not qualify for “routine
processing” under Section 25.212(c), Sure Shot must identify specific satellites as
proposed points of communication or demonstrate that the proposed operation of
its earth station meets the off-axis EIRP criteria for routine licensing that is
specified in Section 25.218(e)-(h) of the Commission’s rules.7 The demonstration
must conform to the requirements established in Section 25.115(h) of the
Commission’s rules.8 Also, applications that do not meet the EIRP power density
levels set forth in Section 25.212(c) must comply with the procedures set forth in
Section 25.220(d)(1) for non-conforming transmit/receive earth stations,
including the submission of necessary certifications prior to the Commission
accepting the application for public notice.9
Sure Shot’s statement, in item E18 of the Schedule B, that its application does not
require frequency coordination is incorrect. Section 25.203(c) of the
Commission’s rules requires that all earth station applicants must complete
frequency coordination if they intend to operate in frequency bands shared with
terrestrial services on a co-primary basis.10 The 10.95-12.75 GHz and 13.75-
14.00 GHz frequency bands specified in Sure Shot’s application are shared on a
co-primary basis with terrestrial services.11 Because Sure Shot’s application
contains neither a frequency coordination report nor a statement acknowledging
its coordination responsibilities,12 it is incomplete as filed.
5 See Amendment of the Commission's Regulatory Policies to Allow Non-U.S. Licensed Space Stations to
Provide Domestic and International Services in the United States, IB Docket No. 96-111, First Order on
Reconsideration, 15 FCC Rcd 7207 (1999), at 7213 ¶13 (stating that licenses for “routine” earth stations
providing fixed-satellite service in the conventional C-band or conventional Ku-band may specify
“ALSAT” as authorized points of communication, and noting that a “routine” earth station is one that
operates consistently with the technical requirements of Part 25).
47 C.F.R. § 25.212.
47 C.F.R. § 25.218(e)-(h).
47 C.F.R § 25.115(h).
47 C.F.R. § 25.220(d)(1).
10 47 C.F.R. § 25.203(c).
11 47 C.F.R. § 2.106 (Table of Frequency Allocations).
12 47 C.F.R. § 25.277(f)(2) (stating that when the initial location of a temporary fixed earth station’s
operation is not known at the time the application is filed, the applicant must submit a statement
acknowledging its coordination responsibilities).
Federal Communications Commission DA 13-784·
Sure Shot did not provide information required for items E51-54, E57, and E59 of
Schedule B for the 13.75-14.50 GHz frequency band.
Accordingly, pursuant to Section 25.112(a)(1) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §
25.112(a)(1), and Section 0.261 of the Commission’s rules on delegation of authority, 47
C.F.R. § 0.261, we dismiss Sure Shot’s application, without prejudice to re-filing.
Paul E. Blais
Chief, Systems Analysis Branch
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