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Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 22:01:48 EST 2016

Garrett don't forget that WGBH still operates CamCom from Needham. I
understand paperwork has been done to drop WHDH and add WBTS on Canadian

On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 9:14 PM, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org>

> <<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.
> -GAWollman

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