Ceremony Held for New NOAA Weather Radio Site near Tomah, WI

On Monday, November 21st, a ceremony (press conference) was held in Tomah, WI for a new All-Hazards NOAA Weather Radio transmitter - KE2XKP (Tomah/Ridgeville).

Speakers at the ceremony included:

  • Todd Shea (Warning Coordination Meteorologist - NWS La Crosse)
  • Larry Dokken (Deputy Director of WI Educational Communications Board)
  • Terry Baun (Dir. of Engineering and Operations / WI Educ. Comm. Board)
  • Peter Kingslien (Former WI Educ. Comm. Board Manager of Field Projects)
  • Brian M. Satula (Administrator - Wisconsin Emergency Management)

At the ceremony, a brief overview of the weather radio expansion project was described, along with an overview of the new transmitter itself, that includes:

  • New 300 watt transmitter (at Ridgeville)
  • Frequency: 162.525 MHz
  • Projected covered Wisconsin counties include: Monroe, Adams, Juneau, Wood, Jackson, Vernon, and La Crosse
  • Station ID: KE2XKP
  • Sponsor: WI Educational Communications Board

This expansion project was a partnership between the WI Educational Communications Board, National Weather Service, and Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation (WI State Patrol).  Thanks also goes out to the Tomah Police Department and Monroe County Emergency Management for arranging and hosting the location of the ceremony.

 

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 Todd Shea (NWS La Crosse) provided an overview of the project.  Larry Dokken (WI ECB) discussed their involvement in NOAA Weather Radio around the state of Wisconsin.
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 Terry Baun (WI ECB) covered the engineering part of the project.  Brian Satula (WEM) talked about NOAA Weather Radio in the prepare and respond phase of safety.



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