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NOUS43 KILX 170413

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1013 PM CST Thu Nov 16 2017


The NOAA Weather Radio station serving Champaign, WXJ-76 on a
frequency of 162.550 MHz, has been operating in a severely
degraded state for the last couple weeks. Due to failed equipment
on the antenna, the signal is only extending a few miles from
the transmitter site, which is located on the WDWS radio tower.

Replacement parts have been obtained, and arrangements have been
made for technicians to climb the antenna tower to repair the
problem. This repair is scheduled for Monday, November 20th,
weather permitting.

In the meantime, the following neighboring stations cover the
more distant parts of the WXJ-76 service area. While other
counties may receive these stations, only the listed counties
would receive warning broadcasts.

KXI-46 in Shelbyville (162.500 MHz):
  Warning service: Moultrie.
  General coverage: Moultrie.

KXI-47 in Paris (162.525 MHz):
  Warning service: Coles, Douglas and Edgar.
  General coverage: Coles, Douglas, Edgar, southern Vermilion.

KXI-86 in Crescent City (162.500 MHz):
  Warning service: Ford and Vermilion.
  General coverage: Ford, northeast Champaign, northern Vermilion.

KZZ-27 in Newport, IN (162.425 MHz):
  Warning service: None in Illinois
  General coverage: Edgar, central and southern Vermilion.

KZZ-65 in Bloomington (162.525 MHz):
  Warning service: De Witt (Emergency addition to normal area).
  General coverage: Northwest Champaign, De Witt, Piatt.

WXJ-75 in Springfield (162.400 MHz):
  Warning service: De Witt.
  General coverage: Western De Witt.

WXK-24 in Odell (162.450 MHz):
  Warning service: Ford.
  General coverage: Ford.


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