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Decision

Ottawa, 27 March 1991
Decision CRTC 91-163
Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Newfoundland and Labrador
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland - 901901900
Pursant to Public Notice CRTC 1991-20 dated 14 February 1991, the Commission approves the application to amend the broadcasting licence for VOAR Mount Pearl as follows:
- by changing the frequency from 1230 kHz to 1210 kHz;
- by increasing the transmitter power from 100 watts to 10,000 watts; and
- by relocating the transmitter site from a temporary location at VOCM Radio Newfoundland Limited's (VOCM) transmitter site to a site 4.7 kilometers westward.
The Commission notes that the new transmitter site is located 4.7 kilometers west of the present location, rather than 3.4 kilometers as indicated in Public Notice CRTC 1991-20.
The Commission notes that the licensee lost the use of its authorized transmitting tower due to storm damage in January 1985. In Decision CRTC 89-319 dated 9 June 1989, the Commission approved a temporary transmitter site for VOAR at VOCM's transmitter site and advised the licensee to establish a permanent installation at this location if it was unable to locate a permanent site within six months of that decision. However, VOCM did not agree to the establishment of a permanent installation on its tower because of interference problems and the licensee was unable to find a suitable alternative within the six-month time-frame.
The Department of Communications has advised that VOAR's present service from the temporary site is unsatisfactory and has confirmed that approval of the present application will enable the licensee to recover service in St. John's, to increase coverage and to improve service in all directions.
The Commission acknowledges the interventions by David C.B. Dawe, Queen's Printer of the Government of Newfoundland, and by Doyle C. Roberts in support of this application.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General