Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Fri Jan 19 00:06:16 EST 2018

The rules are, you have to protect everything that got there before you

So an application in 2018 for a minor mod to 1510 in Boston has to protect
WRNJ as it now exists, as well as WLAC and WWSM in Pennsylvania and the
phantom CJRS that hasn't existed in Sherbrooke for 20+ years but is still
notified internationally to the US.

The one advantage Ed has now that didn't exist even a year ago is that the
"ratchet rule" has been repealed. That rule, when it was in effect,
required an AM minor mod to show a reduction in total interference, which
in practice meant it was very hard to move an older AM without being forced
to take a power/coverage loss.

Does that help answer the question?

On Jan 18, 2018 8:24 PM, "Jim Hall" <aerie.ma@comcast.net> wrote:

> If 1510 returns to the air from a new transmitter site, will that affect
> WRNJ in New Jersey? Since WLAC and WMEX protected each other, with a null
> in
> each other's direction, WRNJ was able to sneak into the void between them,
> albeit with not very much night power. Similarly a station near Denver
> squeezed into the nulls between WLAC and KGA. Since KGA downgraded itself,
> there's not a lot of power on 1510 at night except WLAC.

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