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Offline Boriken

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Husdon Co (NJ) TIS gets 100W STA
« on: March 20, 2020, 1641 UTC »
Hudson County NJ
WQFG639 on 1710 kHz
100W STA for 90 days

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-309A1.pdf
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Re: Husdon Co (NJ) TIS gets 100W STA
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 1641 UTC »
Ugh. How much you want to bet this becomes permanent?

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Re: Husdon Co (NJ) TIS gets 100W STA
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 1347 UTC »
Makes sense, you're talking about the most populated region in the country. When it gets dark a lot of AM broadcasters cut power and switch antenna patterns.

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Re: Husdon Co (NJ) TIS gets 100W STA
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 1556 UTC »
Now they can reach even more people with their "technical difficulties" loop
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Re: Husdon Co (NJ) TIS gets 100W STA
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 2013 UTC »
Can these things be hacked remotely?












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Re: Husdon Co (NJ) TIS gets 100W STA
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 2208 UTC »
More power for a station that is down like 75 percent of the time. Go to 1670 region for TIS stations not 1710.
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Re: Husdon Co (NJ) TIS gets 100W STA
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2020, 1128 UTC »
We should see what happens on June 20th. This is when this provision is meant to expire. If they do not lower power, they do mention in a couple clauses compliance with WRCR in NY. After that date, I think we should email WRCR and tell them it is in their best interest that the TIS be lowered back to 10W cause they are continuing to broadcast at high power. I think a message from WRCR would be enough to get them to comply given that they were mentioned in there.
There's also several other TISs using that frequency and I suspect that WQFG could also be interfering with them given that you can hear their signal across the whole east coast. Maybe notes to the other TISs would also be good.

Not many pirates on 1710 anymore, except corsair. I'd love to hear more on there again someday, but it's not going to happen with WQFG drowning out everything. Their coverage seems as good as a 1kW broadcast station, maybe they're cheating? In addition, the new pirate act doesn't include 1710, but does include the rest of the MW band.
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Re: Husdon Co (NJ) TIS gets 100W STA
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2020, 1318 UTC »
I think the WRCW route is a good idea, they could apply the necessary pressure to get the power back down to 10 watts. Actually, I wonder if they could persuade the FCC to force the TIS to vacate 1710 completely?
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Re: Husdon Co (NJ) TIS gets 100W STA
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2020, 1953 UTC »
That NJ TIS can be heard here in Michigan most mornings.
Thought the announcement said something about cars having to use every other parking space...
apparently cars also have to "social distance" in NJ ???
Guess with all the automobile onboard electronics nowadays you wouldn't want your car to catch a "virus".  ;)
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 1957 UTC by pinto vortando »
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