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    Re: WDIS/1170

    If it did go silent , would Umass Radio in Orleans be able to improve its signal on the Lower Cape?

  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgpt6
    If it did go silent , would Umass Radio in Orleans be able to improve its signal on the Lower Cape?
    Probably not. There is 1180 in Rhode Island and 1170 in Vernon, CT. WFPB/1170 is a daytimer only and even if they got a few watts at night, they would be crushed by WWVA in Wheeling, West Virginia at night. WWVA has a killer signal at night here. No doubt WHAM/1180 would splatter 1170 as well. It is what it is.

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    Re: WDIS/1170

    For what it's worth WCTF 1170 in Vernon, CT was also rumored to be up for sale by Family Radio.

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    Re: WDIS/1170

    WDIS-1170, since it has to move SOMEwhere, it could change to 1160 and move to the Providence area. And maybe become another 990.

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    I thought it was the only service licensed to Norfolk. Could it move very far & still provide an adequate signal over Norfolk?

  6. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBGUY
    WDIS-1170, since it has to move SOMEwhere, it could change to 1160 and move to the Providence area. And maybe become another 990.
    A move to 1160 might be problematic. No overlap would be permitted between WDIS's 0.25 mV/m and WWDJ's 0.025 mV/m or WDIS's 0.025 mV/m and WWDJ's 0.25 mV/m. OTOH, Alex Langer got a CP (never built, now cancelled) for an 1140 station having lots of daytime power in Greenville RI (same CoL as 990). An 1140 would also have been first adjacent to WWDJ. Conceivably, Langer's station could have diplexed with 990. IIRC, both (990 and 1140) used nine-tower arrays, but Langer never proposed a diplex. Presumably, Langer picked 1140 rather than 1160 because he knew that WDIS would be a problem with an 1160 but would be OK with an 1140.

  7. #27

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    Dan,

    Langer's 1140 CP used 6 towers, the same number as 990.
    -- <br />Dave Gardiner

  8. #28

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    Isn't 990 deleted already? They haven't been on the air in years. When you think about it though, WDIS could possibly be moved to the 990 site and modified to 990 and could go with considerable power. Then again, WDIS is the only aural service for Norfolk, MA. Who knows?

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    According the FCC site, the WALE is still "licensed" to apparently the "Debtor in possession".. Even though, WALE's last application for a request to stay silent in Dec 2007 was "dismissed" in Jan 2008. No filings show up since then. So apparently the Commission thinks it's on the air. - Reason WALE gave for wanting slient authority was it was using a dispropotionally-high aomunt of electricity when it was on. - The best way to re-activate WALE is to get it licensed to Providence and put a 1000 watt short stick next to an auto-salvage yard in town. --Or sell WALE and its present site to one of these new sports networks, who can afford to re-activate the site-from-hell in Greenville. - As to WDIS-1170, why couldn't they have 1000 watts (on 1160 or 1140) beaming south from the 550 site?

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    Could WALE run non-DA with 1000 watts, at least days? A few hundred at night? The site from hell, as Bob put it, is probably worth much more than the station.

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