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Late August update

So let’s say you were driving down a country road in Herkimer County, NY, and you come across a giant TV antenna on a telephone pole, next to the road, in a field. Strange right? Well it’s not some conspiracy theorists’ dream. It’s an actual analog TV translator.

The W04AE translator near Herkimer NY.
The W04AE translator near Herkimer NY.

W04AE serves Herkimer as a relay of WTEN out of Albany.

This late summer trip was a good excuse for us to update a rather neat little corner of New York. Not quite Albany, not quite Utica, the stations of the Mohawk Valley serve the “tri-city” area of Johnstown, Gloversville, and Amsterdam. A total of six AMs serve
the area.
Three in Johnstown/Gloversville

WIZR with 102.9 on top
WIZR with 102.9 on top
WENT with 105.1 on top
WENT with 105.1 on top

and WFNY 1440.

WFNY
WFNY

WFNY’s translator is not located here, but rather up on a hill north of Gloversville, along with an LPTV (Co-Owned with WFNY), and WNGG 90.9

The West Bush tower with WFNY-CD, W231CF, and WNGG all side mounted.
The West Bush tower with WFNY-CD, W231CF, and WNGG all side mounted.

Amsterdam has two AMs

WVTL with 104.7
WVTL with 104.7

and WCSS
WCSS

WCSS

Amsterdam also has one large TV tower with FM side mounted to it.

WYPX's tower, serving Albany and this area. WEXT 97.7 is side mounted near the top
WYPX’s tower, serving Albany and this area. WEXT 97.7 is side mounted near the top

Plus one of New York’s newer AM’s, that had a little controversial startup with the FCC rejecting the original license application.

WKAJ 1120 St. Johnsville's little AM.
WKAJ 1120 St. Johnsville’s little AM.

This update also includes the Herkimer County Community College station WVHC…

WVHC studio and tower.
WVHC studio and tower.

And of course, a complete update to the Stewart’s Shops page from a summer of Western New York travel!

Cooperstown Stewarts!
Cooperstown Stewarts!

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!