Marion NOAA Weather Radio to be Replaced by Muncie Broadcast
The National Weather Service plans to begin the process to change transmitters that provide NOAA Weather Radio coverage for parts of seven counties in Indiana including three counties covered by the Northern Indiana forecast office.
WHAT:Following a five-month test period, National Weather Service officials will change the source of NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts from a transmitter in Marion, Ind., to a newer 1,000-watt transmitter in Muncie.The Muncie transmitter has been broadcasting since April on a frequency of 162.425MHz. Emergency Management and public feed-back has shown broadcasts to be highly improved in quality and spatial coverage.
WHEN:The change is scheduled to take place at Noon, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.
WHY: The Muncie NOAA Weather Radio transmitter will provide a clearer and more reliable signal for seven counties:Grant, Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Jay, Madison and Randolph.
ACTION:Users who live in one of the seven counties involved should reprogram NOAA Weather Radio receivers to 162.425 MHz. Programming assistance is available by calling the National Weather Service at 574-834-1104 or Grant County Emergency Management at 765-651-2410.