Sat Jul 23 16:07:08 EDT 2011
1610 to 1700 is the ill-fated so-called eX-band (for eXpanded band).
AFAIK, the closest eX-bander to new England is WWRU (not to be
confused with WWRV or WWRL). WWRU was, for a while, licensed to
Elizabeth NJ, but is now, I think, licensed to Jersey City. It is one
of the few eX-banders that is directional at night and that runs more
than 1 kW at night. It runs 10 kW-U DA-2 from towers on the site of
(but not used by) co-owned WKDM 1380. There was only one
eX-bander allocated to New England--1700 in Rochester NH.
It was never built. Outside of the unbuilt Rochester NH station,
I believe the closest eX-band allocation to New England was in
Troy NY. (I don't know the frequency.) It also was never built.
Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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That makes me curious . . . are there any AM stations in New England
whose frequencies lie in the upper end of the AM band (1610 to 1700
kHz)? I've checked several resources, and can't find any. Where
are the nearest ones located? -Doug
On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 16:34:37 +0000, Kevin Vahey wrote:
Fred Cusick in his memoir detailed life at WCOP when he worked there
after WW2 before leaving for a better offer at the new WVOM. He
out that most radios built before the war could not tune in 1600.
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