Thursday, July 22, 2010

AM station power reduction requested

St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador: 930KHz:
CJYQ requests technical changes.
Due to weather damage at the existing site, CJYQ proposes to move to a new site and switch to non-directional operation at night with 3.5kw.
Daytime operation will remain non-directional with 25kw.

2 comments:

Laurence Glavin said...

Wouldn't such an operation absolutely obliterate the nighttime service of WGIN-AM 930 in Rochester, NH? It's already subject to strong interference from Buffalo, NY station WBEN.

Doug Smith said...

I think you may underestimate just how large Newfoundland is!

By my calculations, the new CJYQ non-directional site is nearly 1,500km (over 900 miles) from the WGIR transmitter.

There is another Canadian station (CFBC) in Saint John, New Brunswick, also on 930. This station is over 1,000km from CJYQ.