WHVR Hanover PA 1280

October 27/28 Real Country 1280 WHVR did some tuning of their antenna system. Their engineer Roger Lide writes : WHVR operates with two directional antenna patterns ( DA-2 ) at a power of 5 kW daytime and 500 W nighttime. At the time of your reception report we had just installed a new ATU (antenna tuning unit) at one of the towers. We were switching between day and night antenna patterns to adjust the coils for proper operation.We were testing both power levels, so at some point we were running 5kW but even so the daytime antenna pattern only sends about 1kW in your direction. We have a null toward New York City both day and night. I think the space weather must have been just right!!!

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