NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Station WXL-75 near Holdrege Continues with Degraded Signal
The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Station WXL-75 located about six miles southwest of Holdrege, NE near Atlanta, has gone several months now with a degraded broadcast signal. Repairs were scheduled to take place in September, but the new cable that was delivered to the site was deemed defective. At this time, a replacement cable is on back-order, and unfortunately, there is no "firm" date of when this work will be completed. The NWS apologizes for this long-standing inconvenience.
After initial repairs were completed in April 2013, it was determined the entire coaxial cable from the transmitter to the antenna must be replaced. Government procurement regulations require at least three bids from contractors. In addition to the procedures of the contract process, the 800 feet of cable to be replaced will likely take 30 days from the date it is ordered to be delivered to the job site. After the cable is delivered, a tower climbing crew will complete the necessary repairs, weather permitting.
While this degraded signal does impact warning and forecast information being directly received in the WXL-75 listening area, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is not the only source of weather information. People within the typical range of WXL-75 should be extra diligent in monitoring warning and forecast information by following the weather via several different sources, such as: the NWS internet page, local broadcast and print media, social media web sites, private meteorological services, smartphone Apps, etc. There is no shortage of methods to receive warning and forecast information from the NWS.
NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter WXL-75 broadcasts on a frequency of 162.475 MHz serves Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney and Phelps Counties of South Central Nebraska.
More information about this transmitter can be found by clicking HERE.