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1000 Transmitters!

The National Weather Service (NWS) has reached a historic milestone with the addition of a transmitter in Nenana, Alaska.  The Nenana transmitter is the 1,000th station in the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards network.  It broadcasts on a frequency of 162.400 MHz with the call sign KPS504.  The broadcast originates at the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Fairbanks.

On September 6, 2008, the NWS Alaska Region and the city of Nenana completed the installation of a Crown 300 Watt NOAA Weather Radio transmitter and associated communications in Nenana.  The transmitter was funded under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The USDA grant purchased the transmitter and antenna; the city of Nenana provided building and tower space along with electrical power for a 15-years.

Nenana is an Athabascan Native village about 55 miles southwest of Fairbanks and 75 miles north of Denali National Park, at the confluence of the Nenana and Tanana Rivers.  Nenana has a population of about 460, with an additional 600 residents in the nearby area.  The transmitter is expected to reach more than 6,000 people in Central Alaska. 

This transmitter is the 98th funded by the USDA.  There are an additional seven USDA-funded sites across the United States which are in the process of being installed.

Our Streaming Audio page has been updated to add many new streaming audio sites. The page now also includes National Weather Service offices which offer downloadable mp3 files of routine NOAA Weather Radio content.

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Last Updated: September 11, 2008

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