Happy Independence Day from NECRAT!
Is there a better way to celebrate (besides good beer) than a whole bunch of new pictures? We don’t think so!
This is a update that consists of several months of travel. Instead of doing a bunch of small updates, I felt it was better to save and do everything in one big update. So here it is.
This update trip started out in March, with some local “shots”.
Starting with the new WBUR-FM antenna on the Cedar St tower in Needham.
(If you subscribe to Fybush’s North East Radio Watch, and why don’t you already?, you would’ve seen this shot before this update). We also stopped at the new site for 98.9, a translator relaying 1110 out of Salem, NH, the WGFP AM site in Webster, and the new Franklin LPFM on 102.9
The next month was my annual trip to Allentown, PA for the fire-matic show. I had planned on doing a bunch of brewery tours and decided to hit up a few towers “along the way”. The weather was cold, cloudy, and in some instances, rainy. So the pictures aren’t ideal, but they came out good. I did a loop that took me from Pottsville to Reading via the Ephrata site of 105.1.
Way up on the perch above Reading is the big tower of 102.5 flanked with a couple of smaller translators as well.
Before leaving Allentown for another year, I stopped up to the WAEB-FM to see the new antenna install up there. And finally drove up to the antenna. What a view!
A few weeks earlier, I had gone to Hartford for other reasons, and updated several of the new AM on FM translators, and updated the 97.1 translator, which hasn’t been updated in 2003. I also got two of the newer Hartford LPFMs as well, one up on Box Mountain, and the other in the middle of a neighborhood!
This past weekend allowed for me to complete another important update, to visit the New London area in Connecticut. I got the updated tower of WBMW, along with three other translators owned by Fuller (one of which is technically in Hopkinton RI). I also got the ellusive WWBW-LP, which I had searched for in the past, but with the relicensing to 97.1, and relocation, I was able to find it.
And finally, I ended in the Worcester-Boston “Metrowest” area to get pictures of the new 106.1 translator for WORC, another 102.9 LPFM in Southboro, and the new 94.9 translator for 890, that allowed for a beautiful picture of the 890 array!