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Birmingham NOAA weather radio transmitter is down

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham said the NOAA Weather Radio transmitter, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.550 MHz, is off the air until further notice. (abc3340.com) The National Weather Service in Birmingham said the NOAA Weather Radio transmitter, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.550 MHz, is off the air until further notice. (abc3340.com)

If you got a NOAA weather radio for Christmas, but can't hear anything - no, it's not broken.  The NOAA weather radio transmitter is down and could be off-air until Sunday.

Below is a note we received from the National Weather Service in Birmingham:

"The Birmingham NOAA Weather Radio transmitter, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.550 MHz, is off the air until further notice."

"We are working with technicians to get it back up and running as soon as possible.  It is possible that the transmitter could be off the air through the weekend. In the meantime, please tune to local media and commercial radio for the latest weather information."

Backup NOAA Weather Radio transmitters are:

Tuscaloosa - broadcasting on a frequency of 162.400 MHz
Oneonta - broadcasting on a frequency of 162.425 MHz
Anniston - broadcasting on a frequency of 162.475 MHz.

Keep in mind that not all backup transmitters will tone for your specific county, so please stay weather aware during the outage. If you have any questions about which transmitter you should be listening to, visit out NOAA Weather Radio website.

 

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