So this is a long long time coming update from me here at NECRAT. What better way to welcome in 2017, then with a whole plethora of new pictures? How many new? 81 to be exact!
This is a accumulation of 4 months of getting pictures here and there, along with a trip over the weekend to update some long needed pictures.
It all started in September, with the construction of the WTMU-LP translator in Needham, which would become the primary signal for NBC Boston as WBTS-LD.
As well as a visit to a tower in Webster to see a LPTV that launched as a Providence market signal rimshot
September also got us a shot of the new WLAS-LP, the third station in the Boston 102.9 LPFM “tri-plex”
October got us up to the Hancock tower for some work, and gave us the shot of the transmitters on the 61st floor there. It also got us into the old WBZ-WCVB analog combiner room, where the new WBTS-LD transmitter now sits.
As well as the funky new antenna at Webster’s WGFP 940.
November brought some contract work for NECRAT (You do know we do contract work, right? More information is coming)
We installed one of many new AM on FM translators, this one for WVNE.
Plus thanks to our good friend Vic Michaels, we got into WGAO 88.3 at Dean College.
In the first week of January, I went to Springfield to pick up a couple of Springfield Fire Alarm boxes that were being sold off, and did a quick round trip to see the new translators for 104.5 //1490 WSPR
and 100.1 //1250 WACM.
Then comes this past weekend, where I took a leisurely 8 hour drive to visit all the new FM translators and LPFMs I could do in one day.
Starting with the two new LPFMs in Essex County, WHAV-LP and WGUA-LP
Plus those got us a couple of good new views of the new WXRV Aux/IBOC antennas.
And some new AM on FM translators like 95.1 in Lowell.
102.1 in Framingham
And 101.3 in Milford, complete with sunset tour from our friend Doug!
And the round trip was an excuse to finally photograph a number of the WXRV boosters. We got antenna pictures of 3 of the 5 boosters.
And we finish off the trip with a couple of donated pictures from our friend Steve Conti of WTBR-FM in our home neck of the woods, Pittsfield, MA.
As always, the complete list of updates can be found at the top of this page!