...WEATHER RADIO WXM27 BACK TO FULL POWER...


NOAA WEATHER RADIO WXM27 BROADCASTING ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.550MHZ
IS BACK TO FULL POWER...FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF LOW POWER
TRANSMISSION DUE TO A COLLAPSED TOWER HOSTING THE BROADCAST
ANTENNA.  WXM27 PROVIDES TONE ALERT WARNING SERVICES TO EIGHT
COUNTIES IN EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA INCLUDING
HYDE...HAND...SPINK...BEADLE...KINGSBURY...SANBORN...JERAULD AND
BUFFALO.

THE NEW TOWER HOSTING THE WXM27 ANTENNA IS LOCATED IN CLOSE
PROXIMITY TO THE OLD FAILED TOWER...SO THE BROADCAST SIGNAL
FOOTPRINT SHOULD BE NEARLY IDENTICAL TO THE BROADCAST RANGE PRIOR
TO THE TOWER FAILURE.  THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD OF NEW TOWER
CONSTRUCTION WXM27 WAS OPERATIONAL BUT AT A REDUCED OUTPUT OF 500
WATTS...LIMITING THE BROADCAST RANGE.  FULL POWER BROADCAST IS AT
1000 WATTS.  THE NEW LOCATION IS EQUIPPED WITH BACKUP POWER IN THE
EVENT OF A COMMERCIAL POWER OUTAGE.



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