Translators (was: WDRC-FM oddity)

Jeff Lehmann
Thu Nov 15 18:32:16 EST 2007

> A recent entry among the FCC applications on the Daily Digest was for a
> translator
> on 96.7 megahertz, W244CF COL Plymouth, MA.  That's one dial position down
> from
> WTKK-FM, Boston.  It will operate with 10 watts with a directional antenna
> just east
> of route 3 on the Plymouth/Sagamore line.  Now the FCC directional data
> indicates
> that only one radial, zero degrees, which is due north, will get the full
> output,
> 1.000, every other point is a fraction of that.  But the contour map shows
> the major
> lobe pointed toward the northeast.  In any event, many people headed to
> the
> Cape tuned
> to WTKK may find themselves listening to a bible-thumping preacher for
> hire!

I was down by that tower in Bourne today, and it looks like there is a
directional beam antenna up there now that wasn't there a few weeks ago. The
database says the CP expires on November 9th though... and they definitely
were not on the air. They'll probably get away with it though, whenever they
decide to turn it on...

Jeff Lehmann
Hanson, MA

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