WXKS-AM At Low Power; Are They Installing WILD transmitter?

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Sun Jul 31 17:23:15 EDT 2005

>What's probably happening there is your radio is most likely being
>overloaded by WTTT 1150, which transmits from the four-tower array
>(the tallest one being the inactive old 100.7 FM tower) directly off of
>Route 2 at the Lexington/Belmont/Waltham line.
>I know that 1150 is not near 1430 on the dial, but so close to a 5 kW
>transmitter, interference from it could pop up practically anywhere on
>your AM dial.

Especially when that site is also home, as it now is, to WAZN on 1470, and 
when the 50 kW of 1510 is quite nearby, too. What's likely happening is 
that there's a mixing product of those two, 40 kHz apart, that's causing 
interference 40 kHz down from 1470. I have a similar problem here in 
Rochester, where two very strong and nearby locals on 1370 and 1460 wipe 
out a more distant station (250 watts, 25 miles away) on 1550. I suspect 
those two would also wreak havoc on 1280, but there's yet another 5 kW 
local sitting on that channel.

How does WNTN 1550 sound as you drive by the towers?


More information about the Boston-Radio-Interest mailing list