Re: 1540 WADK Newport RI...CONFIRMED on the AIR at time of my Reception!!!

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>

Rob - Daytime stations in the US often have lower power authorizations for the sunset and sunrise hours. Typically at sunset these authorizations run to a maximum of 2 hours past local sunset, however they vary by month according to tables stipulated by the FCC.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
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--- On Wed, 9/17/08, Robert Ross wrote:
From: Robert Ross
Subject: [ultralightdx] 1540 WADK Newport RI...CONFIRMED on the AIR at time of my Reception!!!
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 3:51 PM

Hello Guys:

Well....I just got an Email back from Bobb Angel the Operations Mgr for
WADK 1540 Newport, Rhode Island....and he says that at 1956EDT when I heard
their station..... they were Indeed on the air!! This in spite of the fact
that they are a Daytime Only Station!! It's possible they were still on
1000 watts Full Power....or if they switched to Low Power, as they should
have..they would have been on only 150 Watts. The Happy part of this is
that the WERE on the air......and I was not hearing a GHOST!!! So with this
Confirmation. ....WADK 1540 is going in the Logbook...especiall y since I DID
hear the ID Liner as WADK-NEWPORT! ! @ 1956 EDT.

Rhose Island is a NEW STATE for me on ULTRALIGHT Radio.....and is STATE #
34 Heard!

Below is a copy of the Email received from the Operations Mgr of the station.

Very happy with this one.........


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From: Bobb Angel <bangel@wadk. com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: Possible Reception of WADK 1540 in London, Ontario CANADA!!

> Robert...
> I would say you did indeed hear WADK... although I don't know how unless
> someone messed up. Here's the deal. We are a daytime station. Through
> most of the year, we can stay on past sunset times by lowering our power.
> ON Sept 16th, we were on the air. Our sign-off is at 8:30. However, we
> lower our power from 1000 watts to 150 watts at 7 p.m.. At that power,
> signal doesn't reach much beyond a 20-mile radius. So I'm guessing that
> the company we employ to actually perform the "lower power" process in the
> evening did not do it Tuesday. If my guess is right, then we were on
> power" which might explain your ability to hear us. Another factor is
> a station in Albany at 1540 often drowns us out in the evening hours. The
> fact that you could hear us despite them is rather interesting. We
> have an actual DJ talking at that time, but we do run recorded liners that
> identify us.
> We have applied for nighttime... but that is a work in progress.
> I hope this helps... and thanks for the communication.
> Bobb Angel
> Operations Mgr.
> WADK AM1540
> Newport, R.I.
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Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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