Broadcast Server 1:

MP3 monaural stream, 64kbps constant bit rate, Shoutcast type, public to internet. Address: http://tess.fast-serv.com:8570 (port 8570.) Use this connection as primary- compatible with all players. Server locations: San Diego, Ca and Ashburn, Va.

Broadcast Server 2:

MP3 stereo stream, 48 kbps constant bit rate, Icecast type, public to internet. Address: http://the1920sradionetwork.mediaplayer.whro.org/48 (Icecast mount point 48.) Use this connection with mobile devices and other connections with limited bandwidth. Server location: Norfolk, Va.

Broadcast Server 3:

MP3 stereo stream, 128 kbps, constant bit rate, Icecast type, public to internet. Address: http://the1920sradionetwork.mediaplayer.whro.org/128 (Icecast mount point 128.) Use this connection with higher bandwidth mobile devices. Server Location: Norfolk, Va.

Broadcast Server 4:

AAC stereo stream, 48kbps, constant bit rate, Shoutcast type, public to internet. Address: http://kara.fast-serv.com:8398 (port 8398.) This stream is compatible with AAC media players and serves as the 1920s Radio Network backup source. Music differs (except for syndicated programs) from Servers 1,2 and 3. This stream is a limited listener slot service which contains sub audible 25/35 Hz tones. Broadcast facilities requiring these tones should use this service. Server locations: San Diego, Ca and Ashburn, Va.

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Broadcast Server 5: (24/7 OLD TIME RADIO SERVICE) (See program grid 2)

AAC stereo stream, 48kbps, constant bit rate, Shoutcast type, public to internet. Address: http://kara.fast-serv.com:8358 (port 8358.) This is a limited listener slot service compatible with all AAC media players. Server locations: San Diego, Ca and Ashburn, Va.

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Please note- recently at least one directory listing service accidentally cross listed our servers 4 and 5. It is easy to do since the server name is the same for both (Kara) and the broadcast ports are almost identical. As such, we received several complaints that 'the music was gone' since this service listed our Old Time Radio 24-7 feed instead of the correct one. They have since rectified the problem.

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IceCast Norfolk Server Stats page: (view only)

IP address- 64.5.130.43

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Technical Information for our Virginia Beach FM service:

Call sign: W257BV

Frequency: 99.3 megahertz

Mode: Monaural (38 Khz subcarrier disabled)

Transmitter power output: 280 watts (low power service)

Tower height: 220 feet

Antenna: Two bay circular polarization, unity gain

Antenna height: 190 feet AGL

Effective Radiated Power: 250 watts non directional

Transmitter location: 36°48'57.89" N 76°12'06.43" W (Google Earth friendly format)

Approx 60dbu contour: 8 mile radius (city grade) mainly N,E and W of tower

Approx 40dbu contour: 15 mile radius (grade B) mainly N and E of tower

* Coverage to the South is not as good due to the interaction with the 50 KW 99.3 station in the Outer Banks, and we usually get hammered by them pretty good near Great Bridge. Coverage to the North and West is a bit better and we can be heard as far as Williamsburg at times.

 

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WHRO HD2 on 90.3 Mhz:

The 1920s Radio Network broadcasts on the 90.3 digital subchannel HD2. Because of the large amount of digital processing/buffering in the HD radio process, our program is delayed up to 90 seconds from what you hear over our 99.3 signal. You cannot hear our 1920s Network over 90.3 without an HD digital receiver.

Technical information on 90.3 Mhz HD2:

Antenna: ERI panel type antenna, shared with 89.5 Mhz signal.

Antenna height: 1,140 feet AGL

Effective Radiated Power of 90.3 carrier: 8,800 watts

Transmitter location: Driver Va. 36°48'31.77" N 76°30'11.28" W (Google Earth friendly format)

Approx digital lock-in range of 90.3 HD2: 30-50 miles.