Thu Nov 8 20:45:14 EST 2007
I can say that WNSH's signal has improved greatly on the south shore, just as the radio-locator map indicates. I used to hear WPEP when they were on the air, but now WNSH is stronger than they ever were.
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From: "Don A" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I had the opportunity earlier this week to drive from northern Vermont into
> Boston and used it as a chance to check out the new daytime signal for WNSH.
> (It's always interesting to see how a 'proposed' facility upgrade actually
> turns out!)
> I started to pick up the signal just south on Manchester at Rts 93/293.
> The signal strength increased as I got closer to the Mass/NH border...but
> when I entered Massachusetts, I was surprised at how bad the signal was.
> Judging from this map:
> ...WNSH should have been a reliable signal once I crossed the border.
> ANd while the signal was "there"....I could hear some station in the
> background fighting it out with them. (Whats the next nearest station I
> would pick up on 1570AM during the day? I don't have my database with me.)
> Once I crossed over 128/95 the signal was very usable and very reliable (as
> the map indicates it should be), and stayed that way until I got into
> downtown Boston traffic.
> While it appears the intended directional pattern is going where it out to
> be, I am surprised the signal wasn't as reliable and useful in the areas
> just outside it's primary contours.
> Someone on the list said there is an issue with ground/soil conuctivity?
> I hope there are more conversations with the consulting engineers before
> this is considered a "done deal".
> While this no doubt gives WNSH a stronger signal in their
> hometown/COL....and a stronger signal coverage to the north (Gloucester,
> etc.)...it doesn't appear to have given them the added area that I imagined
> from reading the documentation.
> I think some field test readings should be on the to-do list.
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