I was passing a AM station...
It was 990 Khz in Southington, CT
Anyways why I'm asking is the Stations call letters on the building is listed as WNTY but yet when searching I'm seeing WXCT..
Also at the time I was listening it was talk but in English..
Also about when I got on I-84 West the signal started to fade which I thought it would of lasted a lot move given the power output during the daytime vs night.
It's NOT Ni-kon It's NE-KON!
LG is NOT Lifes Good It's Lucky Goldstar!
Since the studio is at 806 W Queen St, Southington, CT 06489 (5.1 miles away), I'm not surprised that the transmitter site's callsign isn't current. Replacing the letters is up to station management, and I don't mean the chief engineer. Sure, it's been nine years since the change...
In the FCC database:
There's a link to their DA (directional Antenna) pattern, it's your textbook cardioid aimed at the southeast, with nulls to the west and north.
And that's the night time pattern. The day time pattern is just the opposite, aimed northwest with nulls to the south and east. Two patterns, since they're DA2.
|reply to n4bkn |
wow the search I did this morning showed me nothing like that maybe I was under the wrong search (station lookup)
SmokChsrWho let the magic smoke out?Premium
Saint Augustine, FL
|reply to Subaru |
Interesting patterns, 80W to the South East at night, and 2,500W to the North West during the day. Thus depending on when you past it and which direction you were from it, yes that one can fade really fast.
As for the call sign advertisement at the transmitter, it's not uncommon for those to be out of date by one or more set's of call letters. In today's world of radio often times management doesn't even know where the transmitter is, it's just some magical place somewhere that the engineer goes to not be seen.
|reply to Subaru |
Interesting blast from the recent past.. I worked for them about 1998 as a contract engineer. Place was in poor repair at that time, as was the case with many marginally profitable regional AMs, before the trend of leasing tower space to cell sites became in vogue.
John GaltForward, MarchPremium
|reply to SmokChsr |
said by SmokChsr:I have spent a LOT of time on many a mountain top...
In today's world of radio often times management doesn't even know where the transmitter is, it's just some magical place somewhere that the engineer goes to not be seen.