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Offline spc fresno

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Detailed history of NWR
« on: July 07, 2018, 02:35:03 AM »
It's pretty cool. I'm just posting it here (instead of my comment on another post) so that more people can read it, because it is hard to find. I found it a year ago but nearly forgot about it (and it was hard to find via Google):

http://cliffedits.com/thesis/ch3_genesis_evolution.pdf
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Re: Detailed history of NWR
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 08:33:06 AM »
Interesting history of the Weather Radio. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Detailed history of NWR
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 10:11:39 PM »
spc fresno - 

What an awesome article!!  Thank you very much for posting that link.

For whatever it's worth, I was a contract radio technician for several NWS Transmitter sites in North Carolina from mid-1995 to 1996, and then 1997 to 1999.  At that time, the transmitters (in my care) were 1KW+ capable, tube-final behomoths, 2 cabinets side-by-side & 5 feet tall.  Huge, power-hungry, RF flame-throwing beasts!! 

While I was doing it, one forecaster I talked to said that the whole NWR program has always been run on a shoestring.  It's amazing what can be accomplished on a small but dedicated shoestring!!

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Re: Detailed history of NWR
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 01:50:27 AM »
(I am bumping this topic for people that may not have noticed it. There are some people asking about the history of NWR, and I'd like to move this to where people can find it easier.)
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