WCAP-AM Off The Air Right Now

Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Feb 19 15:49:57 EST 2005

If anyone at WCAP can get hold of the station's chief engineer--presumably a
contract person--switching over to reduced power (1 kW or so) ND
operation--at least during daytime hours--ought to be something that can be
accomplished in a few hours. In fact, I would be surprised if the phasor
wasn't designed to allow such an emergency switch-over. The station may have
to operate daytime only, however, until the repairs are complete.

And I also believe that the 980 station you are picking up must be WOFX.
Unless you are getting some daytime skywave (certainly a possibility at this
time of year), you have a very sensitive radio. I don't think WOFX could
possibly deliver a groundwave of more than 50 microvolts/meter to your

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurence Glavin" <lglavin@lycos.com>
To: "Laurence Glavin" <lglavin@lycos.com>;
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: WCAP-AM Off The Air Right Now

> >From: "Laurence Glavin" <lglavin@lycos.com>
> >To: boston-radio-interest@rolinin.BostonRadio.org
> >Subject: WCAP-AM Off The Air Right Now
> >Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:52:50 -0500
> >
> I received an e-mail not cced to the whole board
> that there's a problem with a phasor.  Hmmm...
> it's a Saturday of a holiday weekend;  will
> the station have to order parts and get a consulting
> engineer?  This could keep 980 in Lowell silent
> for a couple of days.  Or do they have spares
> out there in the woods NW of the city, and service
> can be expected to resume momentarily?
> As they say, stay tuned.
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