WNSH-AM 1570 To Boost Power To 50K?

Dave Doherty dave@skywaves.net
Thu Sep 27 17:57:59 EDT 2012

I hope the signal improves enough to pay off the increase in their power bill!


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From: boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org [mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf Of Scott Fybush
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:30 PM
To: Laurence Glavin
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Subject: Re: WNSH-AM 1570 To Boost Power To 50K?

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 site.

> 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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