WJAR
Virtual 10.1
Post Repack 25
(Pre repack 50*)
Providence, RI
(*- WJAR digital was originally on 51, but moved prior to the repack to 50)

 
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.


WJAR's new Rohde Schwarz THU9 EVO UHF liquid cooled transmitter. The two cabinet R&S to the right is the standby transmitter.

Pre repack, channel 50 pictures below...


A 2018 shot of the WJAR/WLNE tower in Rehoboth, with the WJAR "50" antenna. WJAR
replaced the channel 51 antenna (below) with a new channel 50 antenna above.


 Another shot. WLNE is on the side mount along with WJAR's aux.


The newer channel 50 install.

Older pictures of the channel 51 install.


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 WJAR UHF 51 antenna.


The WJAR antenna top, and WJAR/WLNE antenna on the left.


Another view of the top mount antenna.


The WJAR primary transmitter, a two tube Thales Paragon


The control cabinets.

-- Older Pictures Below --
 


WJAR's tower on the right,
WSNE antenna on the left.


Looking up at the 848' WJAR tower & backup tower. (With the older 93.3 on it)
 


A closeup of the primary 10 antenna.


WJAR's digital antenna (shared with WLNE-DT).


Here is the mast with the old WJAR standby on it.


Here it is with the new WSNE antenna on it.


WJAR's tower top. Top is old analog 10, top right is WJAR-DT/WLNE-DT
below is WSBE-DT and below (red) is MediaFlo.


Looking up the WJAR tower.


Looking up the old tower.


The old analog 10 transmitter.


WJAR-DT Thales Paragon transmitter.


The WJAR-DT transmitter control.


The WJAR-DT/WLNE-DT combiner.


Thanks to these guys for the tour!

Left to Right;

Clark Smith; Bill Parks; Mark McMillen

WJAR's studios in Cranston.
 
 
 

Older pictures below.


Looking at the new digital antennas, the upper one is WJAR-DT 51 and WLNE-DT 49.
The lower DT antenna is WSBE DT 21. This was taken before the left tower was repainted
and the WSNE antenna was replaced.


WJAR DT & WLNE DT antenna closeup.
 


WJAR's analog channel 10 antenna on top. The digital
antenna side mounted (see above for identification).


Look closely on the left tower to see the old backup antenna for WJAR.