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The legacy, there never was a visit from the FCC and no NOUO. I ordered the station shut down as soon as I seen Ray F. Burn’s Bullsh*t accusations and Bill’s stupid post at radioinsight.com.
The transmitters were Decade MS100 units programmed to 87.9MHz using tuned horizontally polarized V telescopic antennas commonly used as VHF set top antennas for VHF television reception. It created a horizontal dipole. The vertical antenna was not used, because we wanted to be horizontal, not vertical.
Hobby Broadcaster claimed we used a vertical Dominator FM antenna because that antenna was positioned on the roof of our studio. That antenna as any bafoon would know was a Radio Shack Archer brand VHF scanner antenna sold back in the late 70’s before VHF high and UHF were popular for commercial communications. The Dominator used by FM broadcasting is not sold as a 3 section stick, it only has 2 sections for the stick. This antenna is designed to tune down to 30MHz, the FM Dominator is designed to tune to 87.3Mhz I believe, not 30Mhz!!
Once I learned through back stabbing techniques that we were being accused of operating a high powered pirate radio station, I contacted those that I knew were retransmitting my studio and told them what was happening.
Now according to Ray F. Burns, our Facebook page had an image of the same antenna mess as the house he and Tom Terrell were photographing. Our image on our Facebook page clearly called that photo “Our Communications Antennas” It DID NOT say “OUR BROADCAST ANTENNAS”!!! Reception of signals can also be called Communications and a reception of signals is not broadcasting. Duh!
Now back to the transmitters.
I originally thought that a transmitter that was malfunctioning was transmitting over the limit. This transmitter suffered from a brown-out caused by an electrical surge from the local power company. It was later discovered that although that transmitter suffered circuit damage, it did not cause it to transmit above part 15 rules. The RF was not affected, the power supply was, it had a loud AC hum in the carrier, but since it was FCC certified it could not operate above an RF power output that would cover 4 1/2 miles like Bill claims!
That is why I keep saying, the facts that were falsely reported is that WXTZ covered a distance of 4 1/4 Miles up route 395 in Connecticut. That’s impossible! Those Decade MS100’s can’t cover that distance!!! http://www.decadetransmitters.com/en/transmitters/ms-series
PLEASE for the sake of my sanity read this topic created by Bill and the response he got from Jayday, that is what Bill used as his proof that WXTZ transmitted 4 1/2 miles and WXTZ was ROCK music NOT jazz.
FM Pirate in Norwich on 87.9