WKOX on the air from Newton?

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Fri Aug 1 06:01:48 EDT 2008

Another data point: August sunrise (5:45AM) just passed and if there
was a pattern change, it was either undetectable or it was all in my
imagination. So there are two possible explanations for what we are
hearing: WKOX is still operating from Mt Wayte but failed to switch to
night pattern/power last night (and, if so, this was the first time I
ever caught such a lapse on WKOX). OR WKOX IS operating from Newton
but is running its day pattern at reduced power. The reduced power
(usually 25% of the power specified in the CP) is an almost universal
requirement for new or upgraded directional AMs until proofs of
performance are on file. Since WKOX will use the same D and N powers
at the Newton site and neither Newton pattern could yet have
been adjusted and the two patterns are similar except for the
considerably greater radiation to the west by day, I can imagine that
the FCC might permit the use of the day pattern at reduced power at
night at this stage of commissioning of the Newton site.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Garrett Wollman" <wollman@bimajority.org>
To: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
Cc: "Boston Radio Interest"
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:05 PM
Subject: WKOX on the air from Newton?

> <<On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 20:50:33 -0400, "Dan.Strassberg"
> <dan.strassberg@att.net> said:
>> I won't bet the farm on it yet--what I'm hearing COULD be WKOX on
>> day power after sunset from Framingham--but I don't think so.
> I think you are mistaken.  I hear WKOX just fine right now, two
> miles
> from Mount Wayte; it should sound much worse if they were operating
> on
> the new facility -- and more to the point, I'm not hearing any IBOC
> sideband hash either, whereas I know the new WKOX facility is
> engineered to pass IBOC.
> -GAWollman

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