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The Winchester Local Area



click here for enlarged map Chairman: Arch McKay
115 Morgan Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Voice: (540) 667-1243

Vice Chairman: Wes Lawson
WINC
520 N. Pleasant Hill Road
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Voice: (540) 667-2224 x225
Fax: (540) 772-3295


Local Area changes

As you may already know, Archie McKay has retired from WINC. At least on an interim basis, Archie has agreed to continue to serve as L.E.C.C. chairman. Wes Lawson, the new chief engineer at WINC will serve as your contact at the LP station.

Frostburg Weather Radio On-Line

Stations in Northwestern Virginia may have a new link to NOAA Weather Radio - Station WXM43 , Frostburg, MD is now on-line. The installation of this new transmitter was a cooperative effort between Frostburg State University (Radio Station WFWM), the National Weather Service, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, and Verizon. The transmitter is located on Dan's Mountain, and operates at 162.425 mHz with a power of 300 Watts (Moorefield, in comparison, is 1000 Watts, but has quiet-zone modifications).

Keep in mind that the station is designed to serve Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties in Maryland, as well as several counties in Pennsylvania along with Morgan, Hampshire, Mineral, Grant and Hardy counties in West Virginia, so it will not serve as a replacement as an NWR monitoring assisgnment for Western Virginia. The biggest change will be the elimination of Garrett County (which accounted for a good 30% of "ticker-tape volume") on the Moorefield system. It has been estimated this environmentally-sensitive change will reduce clear-cutting needs by at least 20 acres-a-year!

You can compare the coverage of Frostburg with Moorefield.


STATE PLAN

WINC AUX TOWER PN STATIONS MONITOR:
LP-1 WINC-FM 92.5 mHz
LP-2 WFTR-FM 95.3 mHz

WINC-FM 92.5 mHz is STATE RELAY
LP-1/LP-2 ALSO MONITOR WFLS-FM 93.3mHz (SR) and NOAA WX

The Winchester Local Area is:
51187 Warren Co.
51840 Winchester City
51043 Clarke Co.
51069 Frederick Co.
51157 Rappahannock Co.




Coordinated Monthly Test Times PDF

Stations are reminded that these coordinated tests (RMT) must run within 60 minutes of reception (or 15 minutes after programming begins if the station was off-the-air at test time). This requirement is per FCC rules. Stations are not required to run a local test on weeks that a coordinated test is conducted.


 
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