WCAP On The Move, WLLH Lowell Going Dark?

Jim Hall aerie.ma@comcast.net
Wed Jun 19 11:09:46 EDT 2019

I remember watching WXPO-TV in my apartment in Back Bay, just using rabbit
ears. The picture was a bit fuzzy, but didn't have the multipath problem the
Boston stations had in Back Bay. I used to watch Channel 11 from Durham for
PBS programs because I'd see two or 3 versions of everything on Channel 2
with reflections from the Hancock and Prudential towers.

On Tue, 18 Jun 2019, Kevin Vahey wrote:

> The core issue was Channel 50 was allocated to Manchester and thus the 
> main studio was the transmitter in Windham. Had the WXPO transmitter 
> been another 50 to 100 feet higher the station may have gained 
> traction. The signal for some reason boomed into the Back Bay and 
> Allston but not in Cambridge or Somerville.

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