Mon Apr 26 11:49:50 EDT 2010
I can attest to what Aaron is saying - listening to 97.7 in the very small
area, my radio will switch back and forth between WYAJ's analog signal and
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Aaron Read <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Eli Polonsky wrote:
>> The HD signal was so weak that even a few blocks
>> from the tower, I was only getting the HD icon blinking, meaning it was
>> detecting a HD signal,
>> but it was too weak to fully lock on to the HD.
>> It kept trying to load the HD signal, but failed.
>> (snip) I tried it again a few weeks ago, and W242AA seems
>> to be no longer in HD, there was no more blinking HD icon, so I don't know
>> what's up with it.
> @Jeff: if W242AA is relaying the HD2 audio of WGBH, then by definition no
> HD carriers can be "passed through" because WGBH HD signal is being decoded
> to audio and then fed into an audio input of W242AA's transmitter.
> (possibly with an audio processor inbetween)
> @Eli: I would suspect that you were getting digital carriers from either
> adjacent-channel WSRS out of Worcester or co-channel WEII out of Dennis.
> Both have pretty monster signals that would ordinarily come in fairly well
> in Kendall Square if it weren't for W242AA. It's entirely possible for a
> digital signal to start to overlay an analog-only one; I've seen it
> happen...the radio starts on the analog station and then suddenly blends to
> the digital one.
> Or maybe WGBH really did drop a dime on a new HD Exporter for W242AA. But
> if they did, they never notified the FCC about it and, AFAIK, FM translators
> still require digital notification.
> Aaron Read | Finger Lakes Public Radio
> email@example.com | General Manager (WEOS & WHWS-LP)
> Geneva, NY 14456 | www.weos.org / www.whws.fm
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