WSRO (650) MA-3 digital signal

Kevin Vahey
Sun Dec 5 04:29:39 EST 2021

I am very surprised that I can get 650 at night in Cambridge and it
sounds fine. Took about 5 seconds for the signal to lock-in.

On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 12:52 AM Garrett Wollman <> wrote:
> On Friday I had to drive out to our remote data center in Holyoke, and
> did spend some time checking out the 650 HD signal.  Of course, since
> I was driving west from Framingham I was on the back side of the
> directional pattern the whole time.
> Daytime, the 650 signal was reasonably copyable all the way to Route
> 146 in Worcester, albeit with the usual "overpass fade" that we all
> remember from traditional AM mediumwave.  Coming back after sunset,
> my car radio could detect the HD carrier starting at about Millbury
> (Route 122) but did not lock until just about the Hopkinton line,
> about a mile west of I-495.
> Still a pretty decent signal; MetroWest has about half a million
> people, most of whom live in towns with no meaningful transit service,
> so the in-car listening potential is significant if Langer can figure
> out how to sell that audience to advertisers.
> -GAWollman

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