Fw: Public Information Statement - GRR RADAR DOWN
- The Grand Rapids Weather Radar is down for the week due to upgrades.
This message shows the alternative radars that are available.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 9:06
Subject: Public Information Statement
> NOUS43 KGRR 081305
> PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
> NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
> 900 AM EDT MON MAY 8 2006
> ...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPGRADES DOPPLER RADAR...
> DATA FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR IN GRAND RAPIDS
> MICHIGAN WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FROM MAY 8TH THROUGH MAY 12TH
> DUE TO SCHEDULED SYSTEM UPGRADES. A TEAM OF RADAR TECHNICIANS FROM
> NORMAN OKLAHOMA WILL INSTALL NEW EQUIPMENT STARTING AT 900 AM EDT
> MONDAY MAY 8TH. THE RADAR IS EXPECTED TO BE BACK IN FULL SERVICE
> BY 600 PM EDT FRIDAY MAY 12TH.
> THE RADAR IMPROVEMENTS BEING MADE IN GRAND RAPIDS ARE PART OF A
> NATIONAL EFFORT TO MODERNIZE THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NETWORK
> OF DOPPLER RADARS. DURING THE SCHEDULED OUTAGE...RADAR EXPERTS WILL
> INSTALL NEW HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE AT THE TRANSMITTER...WHICH WILL
> ULTIMATELY IMPROVE RADAR PERFORMANCE.
> ALTHOUGH DOPPLER RADAR SOFTWARE HAS BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED AND
> DISPLAY CAPABILITIES HAVE STEADILY IMPROVED DURING THE PAST
> DECADE...THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT MAJOR CHANGES ARE BEING MADE AT
> THE TRANSMITTER. THE NEW RADAR COMPONENTS ARE PART OF A MODULAR
> DESIGN WHICH WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO IMPLEMENT FUTURE SYSTEM
> UPGRADES. THIS WILL ALSO PAVE THE WAY FOR THE NEXT ADVANCEMENTS IN
> RADAR TECHNOLOGY.
> DURING THE RADAR OUTAGE...USERS CAN VIEW DOPPLER RADAR DATA FROM
> SURROUNDING NETWORK RADARS LOCATED AT PONTIAC MICHIGAN (KDTX)...
> GAYLORD MICHIGAN (KAPX)... NORTH WEBSTER INDIANA (KIWX)... MILWAUKEE
> WISCONSIN (KMKX)...AND GREEN BAY WISCONSIN (KGRB).
> IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT DAN COBB... METEOROLOGIST
> IN CHARGE...OR MICHAEL HEATHFIELD...WARNING COORDINATION
> METEOROLOGIST...AT 616-949-5150.
> SINCE THE NWS DID NOT SPECIFY THE SPECIFIC COUNTIES FOR WHICH THIS
> BULLETIN WAS INTENDED, WE HAVE RESTRICTED IT TO ALL COUNTIES FOR
> WHICH THE ISSUING WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IS RESPONSIBLE. INCLUDING:
> IN MICHIGAN: ALLEGAN, BARRY, BERRIEN, CALHOUN, CLARE, CLINTON, EATON,
GRATIOT, INGHAM, IONIA, ISABELLA, JACKSON, KALAMAZOO, KENT, LAKE, MANISTEE,
MASON, MECOSTA, MONTCALM, MUSKEGON, NEWAYGO, OCEANA, OSCEOLA, OTTAWA, VAN
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I have news of a supplier for aluminum rod for your next Moxon antenna
The guy with the rod can get same for around $2 per foot. He will also
construct an antenna and bring same to the next club meeting.
His name is Bruce, WD8KPQ and he is the guy who ran the fox hunting antenna
seminar. Wonderful guy with lots of talent and ability.
Need help? Drop me or him a line.
Saturday we are having another work bee at the clubhouse. You are
encouraged to bring along a rake or chain saw or bow saw or just yourself
and your favorite bucket and sponge. We want to clean up around the
clubhouse in preparation for the busy summer months.
Please find time to slip in and lend a hand. We'll start around 9:00 in the
morning and we plan on running out of gas around two or three.