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Re: Television Repack Thread

#26 Post by W1KNE » 23 Aug 2019 22:10

ScanBoston wrote:
22 Aug 2019 10:16
Mike maybe you can explain more about what this failure caused. I know they are climbing again today did this mean folks had to switch back to their old assignments to go back to Cedar St so they could take apart Cabot Street??
It's quite convoluted, and I've been away for a week, so I am not sure what the status is, as of tonight.

However, one of the two main transmission lines at Cabot had an internal failure that caused a two line sections to overheat and fail.
Approx 300 feet up. Residual damage (smoke) was found as high as 600 feet. Because the two lines drive 1/2 wave elements on the antenna, the antenna is only giving
half of the gain, and no circularity in power.

To reduce the amount of RF in the system overall, WFXT moved to their Cedar Backup. WCVB did too, but may have switched back. I know the signal from Cedar St was giving us major problems.
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Re: Television Repack Thread

#27 Post by gillham » 23 Aug 2019 23:06

For what it's worth, I still don't get WBZ here up in Billerica. Before the shift, it came in crystal clear. I've got a Yagi up in the attic.

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Re: Television Repack Thread

#28 Post by ScanBoston » 27 Aug 2019 12:00

I think everyone is back on Cabot St. at full power?

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Re: Television Repack Thread

#29 Post by W1KNE » 27 Aug 2019 17:53

ScanBoston wrote:
27 Aug 2019 12:00
I think everyone is back on Cabot St. at full power?
Yes, we are.
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