Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 3:00pm
Work on the tower was suspended Tuesday afternoon because of inclement weather. A shutdown for testing that was planned for tonight will be rescheduled for the overnight hours tomorrow, pending additional analysis during the daytime hours on Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 12:45pm
The crew anticipates needing to shut down all stations that occupy the Needham tower tonight (Tuesday into Wednesday) for transmission line testing and analysis that will begin at about 1:30am and possibly extend to 4:00am.
This is progressive step that is not necessarily expected to result in stations moving back to the upper antenna tonight.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 9:30am
Last night’s transition of WGBX and the network stations back to the upper antenna was postponed. Following additional analysis on the transmission lines, engineers found new evidence for the source of the faults that developed when the transmitters were raised to full power.
Weather permitting, the crew will back on the tower today for more repair work. Then, after the repairs are tested, another attempt will be made to move the stations back to the main antenna and increase the power.