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