Changes at WHMP

A Joseph Ross
Mon Sep 24 21:59:32 EDT 2018

Interesting.  I did notice on the trip home that the Pure Oldies 69.9 
from Northampton was quite listenable on the Turnpike quite a bit past 

On 9/24/2018 8:56 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:09:06 -0400 (EDT), Rob Landry <> said:
>> A translator can relay an HD2 or HD3 channel; in fact, many stations use
>> these channels as STLs to feed what are essentially new FM stations that,
>> moreover, don't count toward local ownership caps. The only drawback is
>> that translators are limited to nomore than 250 watts.
> But are not derated for height: if you can give adequate contour
> protection to the existing stations, you can put your 250-watt
> translator on a tall tower or mountain and get better-than-class-A
> coverage.  This is most likely to work if you squeeze your translator
> in between two full-power stations on a channel where there is an
> out-of-market station far enough away that it doesn't need much
> protection, but close enough to prevent a new full-power allotment in
> your home market.
> -GAWollman

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