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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1055 AM CDT Thu Nov 2 2017

...SEVERELY DEGRADED SIGNAL ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION WXJ-76
IN CHAMPAIGN...

The NOAA Weather Radio station serving Champaign, WXJ-76 on a
frequency of 162.550 MHz, has a failed power divider on the
antenna. This is resulting in the signal only extending a few
miles at best from the transmitter site. Technicians are arranging
for someone to climb the antenna tower to repair the problem, but
the outage is likely to continue through the weekend.

There is a threat of severe weather on Sunday, and it is important
to have multiple ways of receiving watches and warnings. While
any warning alarm codes would be sent for the normal coverage
area, it is likely that only people in the immediate
Champaign/Urbana area would receive them.

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.

$$

Geelhart



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