WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message
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Message Date:  Jul 30 2016 14:15:08

THE FORT HOOD KGRK RADAR IS BASICALLY OPERABLE **IF** SIGNIFICANT WEATHER DICTAT
ES. HOWEVER...THE RADAR`S ENCODER IS IN NEED OF REPLACEMENT AND THIS INTRODUCES
THE RISK THAT THE RADAR WILL CRASH UNEXPECTEDLY. THIS PART IS ON ORDER AND SHOUL
D ARRIVE MONDAY. DOD TECHS HAVE REQUESTED THAT KGRK REMAIN IN STANDBY UNTIL THIS
 PART CAN BE INSTALLED. KGRK WILL BE RETURNED TO OPERABLE STATUS IF REQUIRED.



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