WBZ & WRKO signal in Springfield

Jeff Lehmann jjlehmann@comcast.net
Tue Jan 26 15:43:59 EST 2010

> WBZ's signal in Springfield is fair to poor daytime, and even though
> the
> signal strength is better at night, it's mostly unlistenable due to
> fading,
> cancellation and now KDKA's sidebands. In a car with a vertical antenna
> it's
> a little better at night. As long as AM digital has made a real mess of
> the
> AM band, I figured why not see if I could pull out WBZ's digital signal
> near
> Springfield, but no way. Now, I'm going to try the digital in Eastern
> North
> Carolina, where WBZ's night signal is already very good.
> WBZA, Springfield--please return!
> WRKO's signal is very poor daytime and usually almost non-existent at
> night.

It depends on what you're using for a receiver. I've actually been out in
the Springfield area a couple times in the past few weeks. On the radio in
my work truck (2010 Toyota Tacoma) WBZ (the strongest obviously), WRKO, and
even WEEI come in quite well out in Springfield, and going north from there.
This is a very good radio on AM, that has little or no problem with internal
engine noise. Obviously if you're driving through downtown, or under power
lines, it's not going to work.

Jeff Lehmann
Hanson, MA

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