WNSH-AM 1570 To Boost Power To 50K?

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Thu Sep 27 16:30:25 EDT 2012

On 9/27/2012 3:56 PM, Laurence Glavin wrote:
> The FCC Applications list for today includes a "minor change"
> application for WNSH-AM 1570 in Beverly.   MINOR CHANGE?

Yes, "minor change."

"Minor" and "major" have different meanings to the FCC than to most of us.

To the FCC, a "minor" change is one that can be filed at any time; a 
"major" change needs to wait for a filing window. An AM station's change 
is "minor" if it changes frequency by no more than +/- 30 kHz and if 
it's mutually exclusive to the station's current facility. The WNSH app 
doesn't change the frequency at all, and it doesn't move the transmitter 

> I wouldn't be surprised if many of the locals
> experienced problems when the power was
> boosted;  a 50K operation would presumably make it worse.

Not by much; it's not even a 3 dB increase from the present 30 kW day power.


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