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WCAR, Dark ?

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Re: WCAR, Dark ?

Post by ftballfan » Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:20 pm

I find it odd that both WSDS and WGVU/WSLI have licenses to increase power at night. Are there daytimers by choice on 1480?

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Re: WCAR, Dark ?

Post by k8jd » Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:51 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:36 pm
AM 1090's audio levels and signal strength are both super faint. The station is barely discernible.

Wouldn't surprise me if they are using a long wire setup to remain on the air.
My thinking ; if they had a fire , maybe the transmitter is a borrowed one at low power ?
Where I worked back in the early 60's, we had a backup for AM but not FM, I had to get the backup Raytheon on the air one late night shift when the Gates Went off like the 4th of july !
Don't broadcasters have backup equipment any more ??

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