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Mark Laurence marklaurence@mac.com
Mon Nov 7 18:42:41 EST 2016

Well, having had TVs in Rutland, 12 miles northwest of Worcester, for decades, I can tell you that in the analog days we got clear reception on 2, 4, 5, 7, and 27, plus shaky reception of 3 and 19 from western Mass.  Now, even with a rooftop antenna, we get absolutely nothing but 27. 

(Sorry, in my earlier post when I said we get nothing, I forgot about 27. I don't speak Spanish. Which makes me wonder why the owners of 27 don't put an English service on a secondary channel to serve OTA viewers in central MA who can't get anything else.)

> On Nov 7, 2016, at 2:43 PM, Trip Ericson <webmaster@rabbitears.info> wrote:

> Here's a good example.  WGBX's analog was at 1100 kW.  Its digital is now
> 500 kW.  That's slightly more than 3 dB of difference.  They're basically
> equivalent when you account for the difference between peak and average
> power.  An outdoor antenna should receive WGBX, notwithstanding
> interference from other stations, out to at least Webster, Charlton,
> Rutland, and Ashburnham, notwithstanding a few really serious
> terrain-caused holes, and see increasing terrain blockages west of that.
> - Trip
> www.rabbitears.info

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