NBC Boston info

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Mon Nov 7 21:14:26 EST 2016

<<On Mon, 7 Nov 2016 14:43:14 -0500, Trip Ericson <webmaster@rabbitears.info> said:

> 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.

Of course, nobody *has* outdoor antennas any more, and plenty of
people in MDUs don't even have the option (the OTARD rule doesn't help
unless they have a balcony).

Which, again, is a good reason for Comcast not to invest too much into
WBTS-LD's OTA signal.  They'd be better off working on direct feeds to
the few outlying cable systems they don't already own.  (Satellite may
be another story, but I assume the satellite receive sites are
reasonably close to Needham anyway.


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