repack phase six

Eli Polonsky
Mon Oct 21 13:58:18 EDT 2019

Earlier this year, Ch. 68's transmitter was moved from one of the towers
near Route 128 in the Newton/Needham area, I think it was on the "FM-128"
tower in Newton Upper Falls, out to the Ch. 66 tower in Hudson. I still
receive it (and its shared Ch. 58) over the air here in Somerville, but
with a somewhat weaker signal than before, and occasional pixellation or
momentary dropouts, similar to my reception of Ch. 66 (and its shared Ch.

I haven't noticed 68 being off the air, though. Have you been receiving it
since its transmitter move to Hudson? If not, it may require a different
positioning of your antenna (toward west of Stoneham) than for the channels
from the 128 Newton/Needham towers (toward south of Stoneham).


> Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:23:56 -0400
> From: "" <>
> To: Boston Radio Interest Board
>         <>
> Subject: Re: repack phase six
> Channels 7, 38, and 56 have moved to their new channels. So far the change
> seems to be a plus for reception in Stoneham. Meanwhile 68 was unavailable
> when I checked this morning.-
> Does anyone know when they will be off-air and back?
> --RC

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