Engineer's Corner
6:10 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

WCVY 91.5 update Apr.22

BW Broadcast FM Transmitter
BW Broadcast TX300 v2 transmitter
Credit BW Broadcast

UPDATE 3:30PM​  Taking advantage of the downtime, we swapped in the new BW Broadcast TX300v2 transmitter to replace the aging BE FX50 & QEI/LPB FM150SS combo.   The 91.5FM signal should be a little better than usual now.

If you're curious: we only need 100 watts of transmitter power to, when coupled with a 4-bay antenna with 2.0 gain, actually broadcast 200 watts Effective Radiated Power (ERP).  So why a 300 watts transmitter?  Simply, the next size smaller transmitter that BW makes is only 50 watts; not big enough.  Plus it never hurts to run transmitters at somewhat less than their maximum power.  It stresses the equipment less and makes things last longer.

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Due to major HVAC work being performed at Coventry High School, beginning around 9am on Tuesday Apr.22, the 91.5FM WCVY signal will be off-and-on as power for the whole building will be switched off and on.  We apologize for the inconvenience.