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(1) Enforcement office technical facilities, $75,000
Replacement of worn out and obsolescent field strength and frequency measuring instruments, primarily those which are more than 15 years old. Proposed purchases include four VHF-UHF field strength meters (30 to 400 Mc/s) ($18,000) and ten precision portable frequency meters (300 kc/s to 30 Mc/s) ($20,000), $38,000.
Equipment to meet new and expanding requirements, including four medium power RF wattmeters to be used in measuring the power output of U.S. landmobile transmitters for conformance with the provisions of Canada/ United States agreements on the use of shared frequencies ($1,800), six low power RF wattmeters for measuring power output of Citizens radio and TV translator stations ($1,200), one set of instruments for accomplishing AM broadcast station transmitter performance measurements ($2,200), and one set of instruments for measuring antenna impedance of AM broadcast stations to determine compliance with specified power output limitations ($800), $6,000.
Equipment to modernize five of the forty-one investigative units used in locating unlicensed or clandestine stations and sources of interference to authorized stations. The following equipment will be required for each of the five units: one mobile MF-HF receiver (300 kc/s to 30 Mc/s) ($1,200), one mobile VHF receiver (30 to 300 Mc/s) ($1,800), one mobile UHF frequency extender for VHF receiver (300 to 1,000 Mc/s) ($1,150), one heavy duty power supply (12 volt DC to 115 volt AC) ($250), one VHF-UHF wideband antenna ($500), one mobile HF radiotelegraph transmitter ($500) and one 4-channel communication receiver (8500) to provide communications between the vehicles and the monitoring station communication network, and one portable magnetic tape recorder for recording violation evidence ($300). Five sets of the above equipment, at $6,200, $31,000. (2) Monitoring station technical facilities, $95,000
Equipment for four new mobile units will provide monitoring and engineering measurements coverage in areas remote from fixed monitoring stations. Thus, land-mobile and other stations which cannot be heard at the fixed monitoring sites because of the essentially line-of-sight propagation in the VHF-UHF bands, will come under the surveillance of the mobile units. The following equipment is proposed for purchase for each of the four mobile units: one MF-HF monitoring receiver (500 kc/s to 30 Mc/s) ($1,400), one VHF-UHF monitoring receiver (30 to 1,000 Mc/s) ($3,000), one set of precision frequency measuring devices (500 kc/s to 1,000 Mc/s) $4,400), one spectrum analyzer for measuring bandwidth and spurious radiation levels ($2,200), one heavy duty power inverter (12 volt DC to 115 volt AC) ($250), one AĆ engine-generator set ($250), test and equipment maintenance instruments ($500), and one set of special mobile antennas ($500).
Four sets of the above equipment, at $12,500, $50,000.
Purchase of replacements will permit retirement of certain worn out and obsolescent fixed monitoring facilities. Procurement will include ten MF-HF monitoring receivers (500 kc/s to 30 Mc/s) ($14,000), two spectrum analyzers for bandwidth measurements and for identification and measurement of spurious emissions ($4,000), and two multi-speed teletype machines for use in identifying radioteletype stations ($2,500), $20,500.
Replace 20 year old, worn out fixed communication equipment used on the FEB radioteletype communication network which provides communication with monitoring stations in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico and supplies emergency backup for the FEB leased-wire telety pe circuit. This will include one 2.5 kw HF transmitter for Grand Island, Nebraska Net Control Station and one for Anchorage, Alaska Monitoring Station ($20,000), also two automatic send-receive telety pe machines for stations in the radio net ($4,500), $24,500. Purchase of vehicles, $14,250
Sixteen of the FCC-owned trucks used by the Field Engineering Bureau for engineering measurements, mobile monitoring, investigative operations, and transportation of personnel, supplies, and equipment are eligible for replacement under GSA criteria. For economy reasons it is planned to continue most of these vehicles in service for another year or two, but two high mileage vehicles should be replaced in F. Y. 1967. Additionally, four new vans will be required for the proposed four new mobile monitoring units.
One carryall truck (replacement) for transportation of personnel and equipment at monitoring stations, $2,050.
One small enclosed truck (replacement) for investigations and engineering measurements, $2,200.
Four new forward-control vans (not replacements) for mobile monitoring stations, at $2,500, $10,000.
32 Land and structures 1965 actual.
$53, 321 1966 estimate.
56, 500 1967 estimate.
56, 500 Increase..
Fifteen of the Field Engineering Bureau's fixed monitoring installations are located on FCC-owned property or on land made available to the Commission by other Federal agencies. These properties consist of land (typically 100 to 200 acres), buildings and other structures. Our Land and Structures proposals for the budget year are limited to the more urgently needed facilities which are discussed below: Anchorage, Alaska, $38,000
In implementing conversion of the Anchorage Monitoring Station to Class A status, additional building space will be required. It is proposed to construct a new monitoring building and to use the present building to house the communication transmitters and for storage. New building including site preparation and construction ($38,000). Fort Lauderdale, Fla., $13,500
With the increased staff and technical facilities at the Fort Lauderdale Monitoring Station, more monitoring building space is required. Addition to monitoring building ($13,500). Miscellaneous, $5,000
Construction of equipment enclosures for two new wide-aperture direction finders, at $1,500 ($3,000).
Other small land and structures items, (e.g., road improvements, building modernization and protective fencing) ($2,000).
Senator MAGNUSON. If there are no further questions, the subcommittee will recess until tomorrow, when we will meet at 10 o'clock for the hearings on the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 2 o'clock for the Interstate Commerce Commission, and 4 o'clock for the Office of Science and Technology, and then on Wednesday we take up Selective Service.
(Whereupon, at 4:35 p.m., Monday, May 23, 1966, the hearings were recessed, until 10:05 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, 1966.)
INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATIONS
FOR FISCAL YEAR 1967
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1966
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10:05 a.m., in room S-128, U.S. Capitol, Hon. Gordon Allott presiding.
Present: Senators Magnuson, Ellender, Allott, and Young.
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK BOARD
STATEMENT OF JOHN E. HORNE, CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL HOME
LOAN BANK BOARD; ACCOMPANIED BY HARRY S. SCHWARTZ, ADVISER TO THE BOARD AND DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND HOME FINANCE; SIMON H. TREVAS, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT; KENNETH H. SCOTT, GENERAL COUNSEL; LAWRENCE M. WALTERS, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF EXAMINATIONS AND SUPERVISION; WALTER J. BROWN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF EXAMINATIONS AND SUPERVISION ; LYNDON R. DAY, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OPERATIONS; JERRY D. WORTHY, DIRECTOR, FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN INSURANCE CORPORATION; CLARENCE S. SMITH, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF APPLICATIONS; ROBERT F. QUIGLEY, COMPTROLLER; ELMER B. CALLAHAN, BUDGET OFFICER, AND GRADY PERRY, ASSISTANT SECRETARY
Senator ALLOTT (presiding). The subcommittee will
come to order.
This morning we have before us the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Your administrative expenses, under the limitation last year in the appropriation was $3,960,000. The budget estimates for this year, total $4,410,000 which is the same as recommended by the House bill and it is $450,000 more than the appropriation limitation for 1966.
On the nonadministrative expenses, the appropriation limitation last year was $13,155,000. The budget estimate is $13,465,000, and the House recommended $13,465,000, the full amount of the budget estimate, which is $310,000 more than last year.
Then for the Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, the appropriation limitation last year was $239,000, the budget estimate is $285,000 and the House recommended $285,000, which is $46,000 more than last year.
Insert in the record at this point your justification and statements. (The justification and statements follow:)
Funds applied to operations..
Net budget expenditures.
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