WDCR-AM 1340

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 23:50:31 EDT 2009

Just because "West Lebanon"  doesn't exsist as an independent place to be
served, doesn't mean someone can't try.

Applications for new AM stations in "West Simsbury, CT" and "June Park, FL"
come to mine.

The later being nothing more then a mobile home park of a few hundred people
in West Melbourne, FL (which IS a town!)

1490 WUVR is far enough away frequency wise where a diplex would work. The
reccomended distance is usually at least 180Khz, but I've seen it as close
as 80Khz in one case at the very upper right end of the dial in Orlando,
Florida.. and it was a disaster.

Comparing WUVR's coverage on 1490 with 640W, WDCR with 1KW would cover
Hanover just fine by day, but it would be questionable at night, depending
on a number of factors including incoming interference, efficeny of the new
tower, etc

Paul Walker

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org>wrote:

> <<On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:27:27 -0400, "Dan.Strassberg" <
> dan.strassberg@att.net> said:
> > These days "wouldn't be any problem" usually turns out to be an overly
> > optimistic assessment, even with little ND Class C AMs. They must now
> > serve at least 80% of the CoL population at night, and with the high
> > NIF's on graveyard channels, that often turns out to be either
> > difficult or impossible to accomplish. For example, doing it from a
> > cell tower that is not also used by another Class C AM licensed to the
> > same community can be quite problematic in communities in which the
> > population is not tightly concentrated in a small geographic area.
> But if Vinikoor's 1490 can do it from a cell tower in Lebanon, then a
> 1340 could presumably work there too (assuming there are no issues
> with adjacent channels).  (It turns out, by the way, that I was wrong:
> Lebanon is a city, so West Lebanon doesn't exist as an independent
> place to be served.  The 1490 is licensed to Lebanon and was granted
> as a new station in 2004 from the last AM window in 2000.)
> -GAWollman

Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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