TV Reception

Eli Polonsky
Thu Aug 8 02:36:56 EDT 2019

Though WWDP is technically "in the Boston market" I don't consider it to be
a station serving Boston proper. It can't be viewed on-air in Boston proper
or the immediate metro suburbs unless perhaps with an excellent roof
antenna and/or from a high elevation with an open vista to the south. It
won't come in for the average indoor antenna viewer until well south of
Boston, south of Route 128/93/1.

I have only very rarely seen it here in Somerville only in certain
"ducting" conditions, and I get RI's WJAR (virtual 10), farther south, as a
regular, and other RI stations weather-dependent before WWDP comes in.


On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 10:05 PM Garrett Wollman <>

> <<On Wed, 7 Aug 2019 15:14:17 -0400, Eli Polonsky <>
> said:
> > Except for a very brief period when WHDH Ch. 7 (RF Ch. 42) tried
> > broadcasting their digital signal on RF Ch. 7 when TV went all-digital in
> > 2009 (with poor results), I don't believe there have been any other TV
> > stations in Boston proper broadcasting their RF signal on a VHF frequency
> > until WGBH and WGBX as of last week.
> WWDP (channel 46), very low power on RF channel 10, which nobody
> watches even on cable.
> -GAWollman

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