We just wanted to let you know that later this week, WVPR 89.5 in Windsor and WNCH 88.1 in Norwich will be operating at low power to install a new antenna on Mount Ascutney for those stations.
This concludes months of work to upgrade
these signals. As part of a granted-funded project, the entire transmission systems have been replaced. The final piece of this work involves installing a new antenna.The improvements will allow us to quadruple
the size of the HD signal for WVPR and WNCH, and provide VPR Classical
coverage for an additional 10,000 people in the Upper Valley.
In order to ensure the safety of the tower crew and accommodate for the extensive work, WVPR and WNCH will be broadcasting at low power from an auxiliary antenna during that time - which will result in a noisy or reduced signal for some listeners.
is expected to begin Tuesday, July 17 and finish up next Monday, July 23. The work is weather-dependent, so that is just our best estimate - we will keep you updated as we learn more.
If you are able, I hope you will listen to online at VPR.net or by using the VPR iPhone app or our mobile site at m.vpr.net. And as always, thank you for your patience - we are working to get the work done as soon as possible.
7/27/12 Update: Engineers had to stay off the mountain on Thursday and Friday due to the weather. 88.1 will operate at full power today and over the weekend, 89.5 has to remain at low power until the work is completed, which is expected on Monday.