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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioDoogie View Post
    I have always found WUPA to be one of the best signals on DTV here in Atlanta. WXIA has been the most difficult. Doesn't seem to go out as far as the other full power stations in Atlanta.
    WXIA is one of two stations still on VHF (the other is WGTV). WSB and WAGA moved to UHF RF channels with the DTV conversion. WXIA is on RF channel 10, and WGTV is still on RF channel 8.

    VHF doesn't work well with DTV, and most DTV antennas are tuned to the UHF frequencies. This has resulted in the wholesale abandonment of the low VHF band (RF channels 2-6), which is especially bad for DTV. This is one reason why the Channel 6 87.7 Franken-FMs have proliferated.

    WXIA and WGTV are the worst DTV stations for me as well.
    "When broadcasting over the radio, there are certain words we must omit.
    Like 'BEEP' and 'BUZZ' and 'GOBBLE-GOBBLE', by gosh we can't even say shhhhhaving cream!"

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    At one time, Star 94 had THREE transmitter sites. They assured them redundancy. The transmitter configuration with two amplifier chains is called parallel redundancy and has been around since the late 60's.
    They are fed from a common exciter and the outputs are combined before going into a common antenna.
    And most stations had a backup exciter that would automatically switch in. Often it was mono and engineers could tell in the field if they were on the backup exciter.
    Last edited by kf4rca; 07-11-2017 at 10:39 AM. Reason: info

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    Hey, for all you engineering types, Entercom in not-to-far-away Greenville SC is hiring.

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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by jabba17 View Post
    Of the three candelabras in the Shepherds Lane area, are the radio stations all on the American Tower tower there (next to the Channel 36 tower)? Is anyone on the Channel 5 tower or the Channel 36 tower?
    Just got this from the CE at iHeart. The original tower at the Richland site contains the backup antennas for 101.5, 106.7 and Channel 46. It also carries the antenna for the 92.3 translator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoddyFreeman View Post
    Just got this from the CE at iHeart. The original tower at the Richland site contains the backup antennas for 101.5, 106.7 and Channel 46. It also carries the antenna for the 92.3 translator.
    I wonder if that Channel 46 backup was at one time their original transmitter when 46 was located there and that candelabra was the only one there.
    "When broadcasting over the radio, there are certain words we must omit.
    Like 'BEEP' and 'BUZZ' and 'GOBBLE-GOBBLE', by gosh we can't even say shhhhhaving cream!"

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by jabba17 View Post
    I wonder if that Channel 46 backup was at one time their original transmitter when 46 was located there and that candelabra was the only one there.
    Yes. The original tower contained 94.9, 96.1, 99.7, 101.5, Channel 36 and Channel 46.

  7. #17
    Correction: 99.7 moved directly to the new tower from the former Channel 17 tower on West Peachtree.

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