Signal Problems – 90% What we’ve done, and 10% still need to do.
Thank you to all of our listeners for hanging in there during this process. We have received so much help in the forms of donations of money, labor, & advice from so many other community individuals. Some of the major supporters have included New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The City of Portsmouth, The Scavo Family, The Timberland Company, Ricci Lumber, Portsmouth Quality Flooring, The Cohen Family, The Tobey Family, The Griffin Family, Peter & Kathy Somssich, and so many, many more. We could not have done it without you all.
Whats already been done
We have done an exhaustive investigation into the signal landscape and made sure we optimally configured ourselves in the technical sense. We moved our antenna from our downtown rooftop location on the Music Hall to the highest spot on the coast outside of MT Agamenticus. We built a new tower to get our signal over 200ft above sea level. This has made a tremendous difference in the quality of our signal. We should easily have a clean signal for all towns adjacent to Portsmouth. (If you’re still having difficulty hearing us, please see below. YOU CAN HELP)
WSCA has invested substantially over the past two years to improve our broadcast signal. If you live in Portsmouth, or an adjacent town to Portsmouth and are finding interference with our signal than it is due to another station stepping on our licensed signal area.
We have tried to get the attention of the FCC Media bureau and are mounting a legal action to get the FCC to enforce the communications laws. The problem is that the FCC is reluctant to do its duty when Citizen or Community Radio stations are pitted against Commercial stations. The National Association of Broadcasters is a powerful lobby and they are constantly fighting against community radio stations like ours. We are you and 75 of your neighbors working every day to support the good works of our community. We are 106.1FM WSCA-LP Seacoast Arts and Cultural Alliance aka/Portsmouth Community Radio.
Given that, they still respect consumer comments and your input helps. Please direct your comments to this link on the FCC website.
On the form enter your EMAIL ADDRESS, SUBJECT: FM Interference DESCRIPTION: (describe your issue) RADIO ISSUES: Interference ATTACHMENTS: Attach any supporting materials you may have including a hand written letter. Although not required.