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Re: Globe on John Garabedian

On Sun, 2 Feb 2003 11:40:33 -0500 "elipolo@earthlink.net"
<elipolo@earthlink.net> writes:

> There was another one (pirate) on for a number of months in 1973/1974
> Watertown.

This was WOJX, a friend of mine helped build and run it.  Those involved
DX News, the National Radio Club newsletter.  As I hear, they did not
on 1210 more than once or twice; mostly on 1200.  Transmitter was an LPB
watt carrier current transmitter, the origins of which I do not know. 
was used to drive a 200 watt linear transmitter, feeding a 1 inch wooden 
dowel rod with 1/2 wave of coil wound for 1200 kHz mounted vertically on
side of the owners home in Watertown.  An identical dowel rod with open
wire was buried underground, oriented to produce a figure eight pattern 
running east-west.  At night, WOJX's signal was solid in-car from
to Government Center, and was heard as far away as Revere Beach and 
Framingham.  The antenna did not throw much of a signal north or south. 
theme from "A Clockwork Orange" was used as a sign-on anthem, followed by
eclectic mix of music.

The station disappeared in late 1973 when a fire destroyed the upper 
two floors of the owners' home, taking the transmitter and audio gear
with it.

Rick Kelly

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