How much longer will WBZ stay at 1170 SFR?

Mon Jun 13 16:44:33 EDT 2011

In this case 10 kW is worth even less than 45% of 50 kW because the 
half-wave towers in Hull are a lot more efficient than the short aux 
tower in Allston.

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Waters" <>
To: "Scott Fybush" <>
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Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: How much longer will WBZ stay at 1170 SFR?

> WBZ (AM) loses a lot when they have to run 10 kW for extended 
> periods (during weekdays) every time the salt air peels the paint 
> off the ancient towers in Hull. Ten kW gives you only (very rough 
> quick-and-dirty math here, based on non-directional antennas) about 
> 45 percent of the signal you get from 50 kW. And that doesn't take 
> into account that their directional pattern from Hull pushes out 
> something in the neighborhood of 90 kW or 100 kW equivalent at its 
> maximum point(which is just about due west).

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