Boston-Radio-Interest Digest, Vol 24, Issue 22

Larry Sochrin
Fri Feb 28 15:37:37 EST 2020

Per George’s question, copied below, WGBH’s RF5 HD signal shows 32% signal strength, whatever that mean,s in Brookline,MA on both 2-1 and 44-1, but with no audio or video whatsoever. I still don’t have rabbit ears, only MOHU.  Boston UHF stations come in at around 50% or 60. Pictures on those are watchable, although some are horrible at times when playing back on my TiVo although I still don’t know where the problem is coming from.  

> On Feb 28, 2020, at 12:00 PM, wrote:
> From: George Allen < <>>
> Subject: WGBH/WGBX/ RF ch 5 is much better
> Date: February 28, 2020 at 10:49:05 AM EST
> To: <>
> About a week ago I noticed that WGBH's RF5 HD signal was much improved.  Last we heard, they had delayed the power increase to mid-March [their outreach email], but maybe things went much fast than expected.
> The signal here in Swampscott [line of site to the towers] is not great  -- "33%" signal strength on my TV, whatever that means, but Boston UHF stations come in around 80% here.  The picture is watchable, even without extending the indoor Terk rabbit ears.  That's a huge difference from a month or 2 ago where maybe I could kinda sorta maybe get a picture with the rabbit ears fully extended, positioned just right, etc etc.
> Anyone have info if they have indeed made the change to 34kW?
>   George

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