Welcome to the NEW NECRAT

Welcome to the new style of NECRAT. I call it NECRAT version 5.0!

This brings NECRAT into the 21st century with a fresh look, more detailed updates, and an exciting way to keep this site on the top of your frequently visited list! The new format will allow me to go into greater detail the changes I made here, and the updates. It will also allow me to start some new features that will make you want to come back to the site often. While there was a lot on the original site, this will just add to it. Don’t worry, the very hefty indexes of pictures and descriptions remains free to view (in fact the whole site is free, still!!). Just go to The NECRAT Wiki to see all the content you known and love here on NECRAT. I hope you enjoy these changes i’ve made, as I have put a lot of hard work and effort into this upgrade for you my fans!!

Mike Fitzpatrick
NECRAT founder and owner.

P.S.! feel free to sign up for an account to add your comments to the site. If you sign up but don’t receive the email activation , just email me and I will square it away! – Mike

Update from the week of August 4th 2014

A nice week away from a very busy work schedule allowed to meet up with some old friends and add some really nice stations to the site… I started out by stopping at the tree- er- cell tower (it’s easy to see how I could get those confused, eh?) of WYQQ Charlton, and in Westfield to see WSKB’s new antenna/tower.

WYQQ
WYQQ Charlton Aug 2014

Then it was off to South West Vermont to get some updated pictures of the new 93.5 translator in Brattleboro and to Mt. Equinox to see the work done up there as well.

WEQX Manchester, Mt Equinox
WEQX Manchester Aug 2014

Before I was off to see and update my main goal for the week, Hartford, I had to stop by and not only see but help my friend Pete Partenio work on the WSBS transmitter.

Peter Partenio - WSBS
Pete Partenio working on a PA board from WSBS’s Harris SX2.5A

Then it was off to Connecticut, with a stop by a couple of non comm stations and WPOP, before heading to WIHS 104.9, and a chance to see their new transmitter with Willie Barnett and G.J. Girard.

WIHS Transmitter
WIHS’s new Harris FAX 3.5K transmitter – Aug 2014
WIHS with Willie Barnett
WIHS’s engineer Willie Barnett – Aug 2014

And then up to West Peak with my friend Gene Faltus to see the transmitter of WZMX! (And update my 7 year old West Peak pictures!)

WZMX Transmitters
WZMX’s primary and aux transmitters – Aug 2014

The tour then allowed me to update my pictures of WLAT 910 minus the one tower, and to add MarcB’s most favorite radio station, WNTY!! er.. WXCT!! ¬†Along with the towers of WTIC-TV and WVIT!

WLAT New Britain
WLAT 910 minus 1 tower – Aug 2014
WXCT Southington
WXCT Southington

And of course , no Western Mass vacation would be complete without the addition of a couple Stewart’s Shops. Including this beautiful one in Manchester, VT!

Stewart's Shops - Manchester
Stewart’s unique shop in Manchester

Come check it all out now at NECRAT.US!

The oldest profiled radio station on NECRAT

Ever wonder what the oldest radio profile and picture set is on NECRAT?

Wonder no more…

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wfly-4
These images of WFLY date back to May of 2000. They are the oldest images I have not removed. I even took two pictures inside

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According to WFLY Engineer Paul Thurst, these transmitters are still functioning as the main and backup at WFLY! That was former engineer Roger Brace who gave me the impromptu tour back in 2000!

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