WTTT-1150 improved signal northward (and 1600 is poorer)

kvahey@comcast.net kvahey@comcast.net
Fri Feb 29 11:25:29 EST 2008

I heard them fine in Chelmsford last week for a hockey game as they
still carry BC.

I wonder if they are trying to sneak into Lowell and Lawrence at night?

On 2/29/08, Jim Hall <aerie.ma@comcast.net> wrote:
> I've noticed that too in West Andover. I never could really even hear WTTT
> at night, now I can. I happened to have purchased a cc-radio AM antenna to
> try to improve AM reception on my Sony HD radio about a month ago, and I
> thought that was the reason. But you may be right.
> >Over the past two or three weeks, the night signal of WTTT-1150 has
> become much stronger here at my location in the Pinehurst (southeast)
> section of Billerica, 8 miles due north of their Concord Ave.,
> Lexington antenna site.
> >This seems to have coincided with the format change from conservative
> talk to Spanish.
> >Formerly at night, they'd dominate the channel but there was a fair
> amount of interference from WMRD, CKOC, CHGM, and others.
> Now it's in like a ton of bricks, almost as good as the Boston 50 kW's
> with the exception of WRKO which is only 3 miles away.
> I'm wondering if this is accidental or intentional.  Did the FCC allow
> some loosening of the protection towards Quebec and Ontario co-channels
> ?
> I'd think that listeners up into the Lowell and Lawrence area (about
> 10-12 miles north of here) would be getting at least a passable 1150
> signal at night versus the complete rubbish they used to get.
> Perhaps Dan Strassberg or one of the other facilities experts can
> comment.
> The station does nothing for me now.  I wish they'd bring back the
> 1961-version WCOP that I enjoyed when I was going to the Brackett
> elementary school in Arlington.  Eddy Mitchell was quite the character
> for after-school listening.
> One metro-Boston signal is noticeably poorer at night here: WUNR-1600.
> I used to tune their Irish show (on one of the weeknights)
> occasionally.  The signal was far from perfect, but generally
> listenable.
> Over the last month or two, they are taking major grief here from WWRL
> NYC just about every night.
> If they jack up their power, maybe they'll be a contender again.
> Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Billerica, MA

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