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Blue Hills Update

So go figure the changes close to home are the longest to update. Anyways, two of the closest radio stations to my house made some big changes over the last two months.  I finally used this gorgeous day to show both of them off.

WGBH with new antenna and mast on Great Blue Hill in Milton, MA.
WGBH with new antenna and mast on Great Blue Hill in Milton, MA.

The first update, you got to see a taste of with the post “Da Crane” below.  WGBH‘s new FM Antenna and mast on top of Great Blue Hill in Milton. The grandfathered 100,000 watter replaced the antenna/mast this past September. We hope to get inside pictures of the new transmitters too. I also used this update to get better pictures of the tower, and it’s other FM tenant, WKAF.

A late New England Autumn Snowfall leftover on the radomes.
A late New England Autumn Snowfall leftover on the radomes.

Before I leave Blue Hill, though, I have to show this picture. We got a late Autumn snow fall here in New England, and up here on the hill, they got some accumulated snows, which mostly melted off today, but you can see a little on the radomes of the WGBH aux antenna.

The other update, was the newest signal on the air in the Boston market.  Just off of the Quincy Quarries, on Ricciuti, sits the very well known 800′ Industrial Communications and Electronics tower.
It is on the eastern edge of the Blue Hills range, and in clear shot to the core Boston area. Because of this, this tower has become home to a lot of two way users, and most recently to FM. We saw WUMB-FM move to this tower in 2013, and now W271CG calls this tower home. The 102.1 translator for Horizon Christian Fellowship signed on a couple of weeks ago using this single bay ERI antenna.

W271CG near the top, on this single bay ERI.
W271CG near the top, on this single bay ERI.

All these updates are now online here at NECRAT.

Da Crane, Da Crane!

WGBH-FM (89.7 Boston) on Blue Hill in Milton is undergoing an antenna replacement. As part of the replacement, the top mast  is also being replaced with a new mast. This morning I caught this on the way into work, the crane is up working on the replacement.

(Sorry for the fuzzy picture. Smart phone picture!)

WGBH-FM crane setup to replace antenna and pole.
WGBH-FM crane setup to replace antenna and pole.