Re 1600-1700 Kh

Thomas Heathwood
Sun Jul 24 00:59:22 EDT 2011

Dan is no doubt right that  1600-1700 kh (then called kc) was not on many AM
receivers prior to 1946, but it was on some.  I have a PHILCO Model 1938-4 which definitely has a freq, range well beyond 1600 kh.  As as child I used to listen to the police calls from New York City and later in Massachusetts in these parameters.
Tom Heathwood
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dan.Strassberg<> 
  To: Doug Drown<> ; Donna Halper<> ;<> ; Kevin Vahey<> 
  Cc: Boston Radio Interest<> ; Thomas Heathwood<> 
  Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 4:07 PM
  Subject: Re: WCOP

  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 (<>)
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Doug Drown" <<>>
  To: "Donna Halper" <<>>;
  "Dan.Strassberg" <<>>; "Kevin Vahey"
  Cc: "Boston Radio Interest"
  <<>>; "Thomas Heathwood"
  Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 12:48 PM
  Subject: Re: WCOP

  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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