WLYN simulcasting WZRC New York

Doug Drown revdoug1@verizon.net
Fri May 12 17:44:24 EDT 2006

Pardon my ignorance (I may well be wrong on this), but wasn't WLYN at one
time a 5 kw daytimer?  If so, why (and when) was the daytime power reduced
to 700 watts?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <markwa1ion@aol.com>
To: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: WLYN simulcasting WZRC New York

> At Brewster, MA on the Cape, V-Soft gives Lynn's little 700 watts a
> 1.58 mV/m versus only 1.14 mV/m for 50 kW WWZN-1510 (day).  WEEI-850,
> also with 50 gallons, only does 2.36 mV, not a whole lot better than
> With the directional antenna (Flag) I use here in Billerica, the WLYN
> 76 watt night signal is usually tops on 1360.  Now that Bathurst, New
> Brunswick (CKBC) is gone, the interference WLYN takes is either from
> whatever WDRC signal leaks through from the back of my cardioid antenna
> system or, quite often, WLYN is dogged by a hefty 1 kHz heterodyne from
> the big Spain station on 1359, basically on the same easterly bearing
> as Lynn.
> Mark Connelly - Billerica, MA
> <<
> WLYN's 700 watt day signal comes in quite well in Boston
> proper. It comes over mostly salt water from the North
> Shore just ten miles from downtown Boston. It's obviously
> not a powerhouse signal, but it's very listenable in the
> city and the immediate Boston metro, and it also hits the
> coast of the South Shore well.
> It weakens as you travel inland, but still can be heard
> to Route 128 and a lot farther in some areas depending
> on conditions.
> ...
> WLYN's 76 watt mono night signal becomes very weak south
> of the Tobin Bridge. It can be heard faintly in Boston,
> but with a lot of background noise from WDRC Hartford and
> other co-channels in the Northeast which may drown it out
> on nights with strong skywave.
> Eli Polonsky
> >>

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