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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
849 AM CDT Tue Sep 1 2020

...UPDATE ON THE CHAMPAIGN NOAA WEATHER RADIO OUTAGE...

NOAA Weather Radio station WXJ-76 in Champaign, which operates on
a frequency of 162.550 MHz, has been off the air most of the year.
It currently appears that a return to service in 2020 is not
likely.

We have identified a new tower location. NOAA headquarters is
working on finalizing lease arrangements, but the process has been
very slow. Once the lease is completed, we can proceed with
installing the transmitter and completing field strength
measurements.

Several nearby transmitters cover portions of the WXJ-76 listening
area, but none adequately reach Champaign County. Information on
coverage of nearby stations is available on our web page at the
following address:

https://www.weather.gov/ilx/cmi-outage

Severe weather watches and warnings for Champaign and Piatt
Counties are being relayed on the Springfield station (WXJ-75,
162.400 MHz), in order to facilitate relay onto the Emergency
Alert System.

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Geelhart


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