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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
151 PM CDT Mon Sep 18 2023


The Tuscaloosa NOAA Weather Radio transmitter will be moved to a new
location by Wednesday of this week.

NWS personnel and climbing crews will be on site through Wednesday
to complete the installation of a new transmitter location for the
Tuscaloosa NWR listening area, with installation expected to be
finished either late Tuesday or early Wednesday. After a brief
testing period, the technicians will make the cut over from the old
transmitter to the new transmitter.

The transition to the new transmitter location should be seamless
and barely discernible to most NWR listeners in the Tuscaloosa
listening area. The transmitter ID and frequency (KIH-60 at 162.400
MHz) will remain the same, so most users will not need to make any
changes to the programming of their weather radios.

There may be minor changes to reception, particularly on the distant
fringes of the listening area the farther you are away from
Tuscaloosa. If your reception does change, try moving your weather
radio to a window on the side of the house that points towards

On the small chance that anyone should actually lose reception,
information for the surrounding NOAA Weather Radio transmitters at
Winfield, Birmingham, and Demopolis can be found on our website at

We will test the broadcast and reception of the NOAA Weather Radio
alert system at the next regularly scheduled weekly test times of
Wednesday and Saturday at 11 AM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Warning Coordination
Meteorologist John De Block by email at, or phone
at 205-664-3010, ext 223, or Meteorologist in Charge Chris Darden at, or by phone at 205-664-3010 ext 222.

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