WPAX is 1000 watts, the maximum power for that frequency.
Graveyard. Would they even be allowed to drop power below 1000 watts on that frequency or is it only X-Band 1610-1700 that have minimum power requirements?
^ Minimum? KVNS 1700 runs slightly less than 10k day/1k night, which is what almost all the X-banders run....
Is there such a requirement?
BTW I think the 1660 in NJ runs 9.8k night, but out into the Atlantic. If it covers as much real estate as the ND 1k would, seems like a waste of electricity.
I didn't mean to say minimum, I meant to say there are firm power requirements of 10kw NDd/1kw NDn) for all X-banders.
Yeah, there are a couple X-band exceptions, one around NYC and a couple along the Mexican border I believe. I'm pretty sure there are less than 5 exceptions in the lower 48. The whole basis of the x-band was that all stations would be 10k days, 1k nights and all stations would broadcast in stereo. I think the stereo requirement is still on the FCC books and the NYC and Mexican border stations obviously got some type of waiver for power due to their local circumstances... but all the stations in "regular America" run 10k days and 1k nights non-directional. I know of none that comply with the stereo requirement. I would be interested to know if an expert is aware of the stereo requirement being dropped or of any x-band running stereo (especially if it's a talk based format!). Was it 1700 or 1710 that only had one allotment in the USA, Atlanta, Texas (or somewhere else in north Texas) I believe. Strange that I never picked it up, I think it's been dark for over a decade and likely had the license revoked or turned it.