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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 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…

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

wfly-tx1 wfly-tx2
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!