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Thursday, February 14, 2013


Logged one new AM radio station this evening:

WAEB transmitting 1500 375 watts on 740 780 kc from Allentown, PA, 150 miles WSW (2013 Feb 14, 2333Z)

My receiving equipment: C.Crane CCRadio-SW and CC twin coil ferrite antenna.

UPDATE from Mike Schaffer, KA3JAW:

News Talk AM 790 WAEB is licensed for operation on 790 kHz (not 740 kc) with
3.6 kilowatts daytime and 1.5 kilowatts nighttime, employing different directional
antenna patterns daytime and nighttime in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

On September 4, 2009 the western most tower of the stations' five-tower directional
antenna array in Whitehall Township was toppled when a vandals cut the
tower's guy

March 5, 2010, on behalf of Capstar TX LLC requested an extension of the initial
special temporary authority (STA) that was granted on May 16, 2008.

Extensions to operate the station with emergency antenna facilities to replace the
The authority expired November 11, 2010 with further extensions being made
till September 28, 2013

During the dated of your reception the WAEB AM operated with an emergency non-
directional antenna at reduced power not to exceed 0.9 kilowatts daytime and
0.375 kilowatts nighttime, only as necessary to facilitate the repair work.

With that in mind, you can make a log modification that you received the station
at 375 watts of power vice 1.5 kW

WAEB antenna farm

1 comment:

  1. Why kc rather than kHz? Even kc/s would be better.