Highest Quality Sound to Emanate from New WHAV FM [with VS300LP]
WHAV.net, August 20, 2016
Listeners to the new WHAV FM will enjoy the finest sound when the new station signs on at 97.9 in September.
WHAV has selected the industry’s best transmitter for the station’s power class with up-to-the-minute digital sound processing. It will soon be installed at WHAV’s Silver Hill transmission site.
“Nautel is happy to have WHAV join the ranks of thousands of FM stations across the USA in its decision to install Nautel as its new transmitter. The Nautel VS300LP includes built in state of the art audio processing by Orban, widely used by many of the nation’s top stations. Nautel stands behind its products with 24/7 support to assure reliable service to the WHAV listening community,” said Nautel’s Gary E Liebisch, certified professional broadcast engineer, the highest level of accreditation offered by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
WHAV’s signature sound will be refined by an integrated Orban stereo audio processor incorporating many features of Orban’s Optimod 5500 Series digital, five-band processor. WHAV’s air chain will remain entirely digital from the Ward Hill studios to the Silver Hill transmitter.
Nautel one of the world’s largest manufacturers of radio broadcasting equipment, operates from Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia, and Bangor, Maine.
The transmitter is not the only key piece of equipment coming from New England. WHAV has also ordered its new antenna from Shively Labs, Bridgton, Maine. The antenna is scheduled to soon be installed at 350 feet above ground on the taller of two existing Silver Hill towers. Construction of WHAV’s transmitter operations is under the supervision of Engineer David J. Doherty of Skywaves Consulting, Millbury.
Installation is being made possible, in part, by charter broadcasters Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and Haverhill Bank. In addition, this program is supported in part by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.