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Now we're getting close to home. As you come up I-89 through Waterbury, it's impossible to miss one of the prettiest AM directional arrays in the country, Ken Squier's WDEV (550 Waterbury), up here on Blush Hill. I didn't need to take the Ben & Jerry's factory tour, but this was my exit anyway, on the way up to our former family home in Bolton Valley, since controversy has prevented the realization of long-standing plans to build an exit in Bolton. (To this day, the gap between the Richmond and Waterbury exits is the longest on any Interstate in Vermont, and has been a sore point for Bolton residents and real-estate developers for years.)
Notice how the towers are of two different styles of construction? We surmise that towers were added at some point to allow WDEV to increase its day power to 5 kW. It's still limited to 1 kW at night, with a different directional pattern.
Copyright 2002, Garrett A. Wollman. All rights reserved. Photograph taken 2002-09-28.