650 AM All Digital
Tue Dec 7 18:43:20 EST 2021
Yes, and I've been impressed that at night I still get an almost constant
HD indicator, and a listenable signal out in these parts cutting in & out
about 50% of the time, as I drive around. This time (last night) was
different, a complete shut down of their transmitter as far as I could
tell, and at 6:47pm which is 2+ hours after sunset. Maybe they went back to
non-HD for some reason? That'd be a different change, too. Curious!
I thought someone here might know what their bigger game plan for their
format is shaping up to be...
But they're back on today, and for the first time I've heard some air
checks along the lines of, "AM 650, Boston's True Jazz station, WSRO" and
the like. Seems to be programming that's a little different than what Rob
L. had mentioned that he'd arranged, I think?
On Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 8:42 AM Scott Fybush <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> WSRO drops to 100 watts after sunset to protect the I-A clear channel
> station on 650, WSM from Nashville, which is what you were hearing after
> On 12/6/2021 6:57 PM, Tim Gordon wrote:
> > ...And I was just enjoying a jaunty free-form jazz tune when the
> > transmitter unceremoniously turned off at 6:47pm.
> > ???
> > They must have finished whatever testing they were performing.
> > I've never tried to DX on AM 650, but in the car in wide-open flat areas
> > Carlisle & Westford I now mostly get a very twangy country music station
> > after dark. I wonder where that is coming from.
> > On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 5:18 PM Rob Landry <email@example.com>
> >> On Sat, 4 Dec 2021, Tim Gordon wrote:
> >>> Questionable programming enjoyment so far, though.
> >> The format is supposed to be changing shortly. The current one I cobbled
> >> together on a Sunday afternoon as a temporary stopgap several years ago
> >> for WZBR 1410. I'm surprised how many times it's come back from the
> >> and particularly that it's been on 650 for more than a year now.
> >>> Kind of neat to hear the data stream noise for a fraction of a second
> >>> before the radio figures out it's data. Takes me back to the days of
> >>> picking up the receiver when someone was using a 1200 baud modem on the
> >>> line 40 odd years ago. :)
> >> Interesting. My radio doesn't do that, but I have a Boston Acoustics
> >> Recepter HD, a very old model.
> >> Rob
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