BSO on the radio - not for me anymore
Mon Oct 11 17:13:23 EDT 2010
WCRB is also on WGBH-HD2 if that helps?
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On Oct 11, 2010, at 4:14 PM, Sid Schweiger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> "In Swampscott with an indoor antenna [rabbit ears], I could not get a clean [eg, worth listening to] signal off WCRB. I'm stunned. First, that WGBH relegates this flagship program to a station with a modest signal, despite their current talk programming. Second, that being NE of Boston [~25 miles from the tower], not way south of Boston or such, I could not get a clean WCRB signal. There was a squirrelly squaking noise about 30db down - even when the receiver was otherwise reasonably noise free [eg, the signal was not weak]. I don't live near any strong local FM signals. I tried a 2nd much older receiver, and it couldn't get _any_ signal from WCRB, while every Boston [and many many more] stations came rolling in just fine. Good Greif..."
> Without knowing your exact street address, a report run against Swampscott MA (presumably the center of town) on the FM Fool web site shows a pretty bad path to WCRB's site...a distance of only 19.8 miles, but an expected signal strength of -44.0 dBm along a single-edge-diffraction path (i.e., not line-of-sight), assuming a receive-antenna height of 25ft AGL. The report also says you'd need an antenna height AGL of 118.9ft to achieve a line-of-sight path. Not a good signal path at all.
> Sid Schweiger
> IT Manager, Entercom New England
> 20 Guest St / 3d Floor
> Brighton MA 02135-2040
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