September 09, 2005

WHHS Getting Ready on 99.9FM

Posted at September 9, 2005 10:07 AM in News .

posted by Rhian Block
rhian@vazoom.com

On September 2nd, I ran across Mark Humphrey who was headed over to Haverford Senior High School in order to work on the installation of a new tower and bays for WHHS. After being displaced off the 107.9fm frequency by Radio One's station WRNB, WHHS' future lay in jeapardy.

Fortunately, a new frequency was allocated and approved by the FCC in August 2005. Some of the new details:

View the Construction Permit (PDF Format) Here>

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New Frequency 99.9 MHz
Effective Radiated Power 9.5 Watts
Height above Avg. Terrain 49 meters (161 feet)
Height above Ground Level 23 meters (76 feet)
Height above Sea Level 113 meters (371 feet)
Antenna Pattern Non-Directional
Transmitter Location 39° 58' 59" N, 75° 18' 10" W
Construction Permit Granted August 10 2005
Construction Permit Expires August 10 2008
Last FCC Update August 10 2005

The station is currently on the air and running a loop of test audio. The new antenna and tower section can be seen in the picture.
newwhhstower1.jpg
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* As a side note about the tower section... it came from the old WPLY (Y100) radio building in Media, PA. It was actually dismantled by Nickolas Berg who as many know was captured and killed in Iraq during May 2004. I had the pleasure of meeting Nickolas and can only hope he is in a better place.

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