WBUR Cape Cod now broadcasting on 89.1 FM, WBUH Brewster

Rob Landry 011010001@interpring.com
Thu May 29 16:39:49 EDT 2014

On Wed, 28 May 2014, Jeff Lehmann wrote:

> A friend of mine was thinking that it possibly has to do with the amount 
> of hazardous signal (or whatever the proper term is) reaching the ground 
> around the tower due to the low height. The theory was that a horizontal 
> only signal wouldn't send as much signal to the ground below the 
> extremely low antenna as a circular pattern would.

Theoretically, that's wrong, but it's the measurements that count, and 
given the effect of the metal tower elements on the radiation pattern, 
it's possible they found horizontal polarization would pass muster where 
circular didn't.

But my gut feeling is they were racing the clock, and had they found the 
NIR over the limit they would have just dropped the power.


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