WLNE-TV
Virtual 6.1
Post Repack 24
(Pre repack 49)
New Bedford, MA

 
The WJAR towers in Rehoboth, MA on a cool winter day.


Another nice shot looking up the towers.


The Dielectric Dual Channel model "24-25" antenna for WJAR and WLNE.


A closeup of the antenna.


The Dielectric "WB" style standby antenna.


Looking up at the top antennas. The Panel antenna is for PBS WSBE on VHF Ch. 02.


The dual channel UHF combiner.


WLNE's old Harris Sigma transmitter.


And the new Gates Air ULXTE-30 transmitter.

Pre repack pictures below...


A 2018 shot of the WJAR/WLNE tower in Rehoboth, with the WJAR "50" antenna.


 Another shot. WLNE is on the side mount.


A view of the WJAR towers from Pine St. in Rehoboth.


The WJAR primary antenna on top, and the WLNE Primary/WJAR Aux. antenna on the side.


Looking up at the top half of the main tower. WJAR is the top, WLNE/WJAR (Aux) is upper side, WSBE is below that, and WRIW-CA is the small 4 element panel.


A looking at the towers from a small field near the towers. This was the field WJAR was going to put in
wind turbines when they were owned by GE.


Looking at the master antenna that serves WLNE and WJAR (Aux)


Looking up the 923 foot Blaw Knox tower.


A view looking up inside the tower.


Looking at the RF combiner system. This is WJAR's constant impedence filter, used to trap out WLNE-DT and match the transmitter to the combiner.


This is the upper half of the combiner , on the left is the antenna switch which switches WJAR into the combiner or into their main top mount antenna.
The blue cans with the caution tape under them is the constant impedence filter for WLNE, to keep WJAR out of WLNE and to match their transmitter
to the combiner. The WLNE ones were made by Andrew vs. the WJAR ones made by Dielectric. The top black row is the actual combiner.
WJAR comes in this side, WLNE comes in the far side.


Looking at the side view of WJAR's input to the Magic TEE, the actual Magic TEE and monitoring.


The WLNE input to the Magic TEE , the Magic TEE and the reject filters.


The WLNE reject filter, and if you look to the right, you see two yellow "A" stickers, this is the actual combiner. The center copper coax line is the feed out to the side mount.


Another view of the combiner and the WJAR antenna switch.


The WLNE-TV Transmitter


Looking at the transmitter control screen.
 

-- Old Pictures Below --

WLNE-TV used to broadcast from the tallest tower in Rhode Island, located in Tiverton, RI.
WLNE-TV still uses the site to receive ABC network and satellite feeds.
The site is also used by 100.3 FM



WLNE's old analog tramsmitter building


WLNE's analog tower.


A closer view of the top half of the tower.


A closeup view of the old analog transmitting antenna.


Another antenna view.


Looking up the analog WLNE tower.
 


WLNE Transmitter building sign pic.

The old WLNE-LP48 on the WPRO/WSBE tower
(No longer exists)


Looking at the WJAR tower in Rehoboth where the WLNE-DT (49) antenna is combined with
WJAR-DT 51. (Top antenna)


A closeup of the antenna.


The WJAR towers. WLNE-DT is on the top left one.


The WLNE studios on Orms St. (Off of I95)


WLNE-DT transmitter.


The UHF combiner that combines WLNE-DT and WJAR-DT


The top half of the WJAR tower where WJAR/WLNE share an antenna. The new red
antenna at the bottom is mediaflo.


The whole tower.


Here is a shot of the old WLNE 6 sign with the old CBS logo at the Tiverton transmitter taken in 1999.

Below are pictures of WLNE's tower in 2018, with the new Rhode Island Public Radio install...


The 1000' tower in Tiverton, Rhode Island's tallest. WLNE's former analog, with "6" on top, 89.3 below it, and 100.3 further down


The channel 6 analog antenna, with WNPN below it.


The tower slightly closer.


Channel 6's old antenna.


Looking up at the antenna.


Looking up the top half of the tower.


The transmitter building is now grey in color!


One last shot, looking up the tower.