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Old 04-06-2018, 5:35 PM
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WBCQ The Planet Announces New Showcase Radio Facility – WBCQ The Planet

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2018

WBCQ The Planet Announces New Showcase Radio Facility

Plymouth Meeting, PA: WBCQ The Planet announced today that it is building one of the most powerful and versatile radio stations in the world. WBCQ’s new shortwave radio station, now under construction in Monticello, Maine, features a new 500-kilowatt transmitter from Continental Electronics and a state-of-the-art antenna system from Ampegon Antenna of Switzerland.

The new station, funded by private investors, will be able to direct a powerful shortwave signal to any country on Earth. Our new facility is planned to be a showcase for the radio world and is dedicated to our free speech mission.

The new station is planned to commence operations in fall 2018.

About WBCQ The Planet: WBCQ is an international shortwave broadcast station located in Monticello, Maine, USA. We broadcast on 7.490 MHz, 9.330 MHz, 5.130 MHz, and 3.265 MHz. We’ve been bringing access to the airwaves for people like you since 1998.
Anyone know anything about this? I know they have been having transmitter problems lately. Hopefully their private investor isn't Brother Stair or if it was they already cashed that check

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Old 04-09-2018, 4:02 PM
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It appears Ampegon is a new German marketing conglomeration which includes what used to be Thomson Broadcast. Did Thales spin off Thomson or did they name it back or what? Anyhow, this appears to be what was previously their ALLISS antenna and transmitter, pretty amazing stuff. Thales group got clobbered in corruption suits several years ago, something like a billion USD fine. Or is Ampegon more simply a dealer for these products? I see they also list CPI and numerous others as partners including Thales. I'm confused. I am curious what may happen with programming.
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