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Replacement NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio Transmitter Now Operational

Back in March 2008, the transmitting antenna for our KIG-60 NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio signal from atop Mount Mansfield was severely damaged by an ice storm. (Click for more details) Unfortunately, the replacement antenna that was installed during April 2008 could not be placed as high up on the tower, nor could it transmit with the same amount of power. As a result, the range of the broadcast signal was less than was the case before the ice storm, and we have heard from many of our listeners who no longer could receive a signal.

Since then, we have been working to obtain new transmitter equipment and a re-locate to a better spot to broadcast from on Mount Mansfield. That process has finally been accomplished, and we have begun broadcasting from our new home on one of WCAX-TV's broadcast towers.

We are optimistic that the new location and increased signal strength will result in the broadcasts of KIG-60 on a frequency of 162.400 MHz to again be clearly heard across most areas of Northern/Central Vermont and Northeast New York State. Given mountainous terrain across the North Country, some localized areas, especially in deeper valley, may still not be able to receive strong signals.

The areas shown in red on the map below depict locations that are expected to be able to receive adequate to strong signals of the KIG-60 broadcast. However, we would still like to hear from you regarding your ability to receive our broadcasts. Is the signal better/same/worse than it has been since April 2008? How about the signal now compared to that prior to March 2008? Please email or contact Andy Nash, Meteorologist in Charge, at 802-862-8711x222 with any of your comments.

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