sabato 4 agosto 2018

Caribbean Beacon 1610 AM e WMEX 1510 AM di nuovo on air

Dal sito Kurzewelle

Caribbean Beacon 1610 AM e WMEX 1510 AM sono di nuovo on air. Ma solo la prima pare a piena potenza. La seconda risulta operare non più con 50 kW ma con 10 kW

1610 Caribbean Beacon is now back on air with religion. Heard with good signal at 0300 4 August.
(John Hemel, Medium Wave Circle)

1510 WMEX Boston. They are back on air! Heard at 0300 U this morning with ID "50,000 watts..15-10 WMEX Boston" (John Williams Hemel Medium Wave Circle)

di giorno e solo 100 W di notte!

Nota bene:

Before they ceased broadcasting on 1510 kHz  from Boston on 30th June 2017, the nighttime authorisation was directional with the primary lobe to the east. After losing this transmitter site, WBEX is now forced to diplex with WBIX 1260 in Quincy MA. When resuming broadcasting to maintain its licence in June, WMEX applied for 1kW daytime only non-directional. It then applied for a second STA permitting a night-time power of just 100W, non-directional, compared to their previously-authorised 50 kW when at Boston. The STA was granted on 19th July and allows a daytime power of 2kW. It expires on 3rd December 2018.

In the longer term WMEX has an application for full service, remaining 100W at night and just 10kW daytime.

I suppose they are still in fact licensed for 50kW from Boston, so their on-air claim is factual, even though the facility is no longer available. (Andrew Brade, Medium Wave Circle)