Update Regarding Degraded Signal on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Station WXL-75 near Holdrege/Atlanta, NE
For the past nine months, the NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards Station WXL-75 located about 6 miles southwest of Holdrege, NE near Atlanta, has had issues with signal quality and strength. It was determined, a replacement of the cable on the tower was needed.
On Friday, January 10, the cable was replaced from the transmitter to the antenna on the tower. The signal from WXL-75 has improved significantly, though is not completely 100%. It is believed there are further issues with the antenna itself and the National Weather Service is actively pursuing a replacement of that antenna. The time table for the antenna replacement is unknown at this time.
In the meantime, listeners should experience a much improved, louder and clearer broadcast signal. The signal is likely strong enough to trigger weather radio alerts for most of the coverage area, depending upon the location and type of receiver and the atmospheric conditions.
Remember, 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 and primarily 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.