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Offline MchWxEnthusiast

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What does WZ mean for NWR Call Signs
« on: October 25, 2019, 08:03:13 AM »
I Wanted to ask this because Almost all Stations have normal set call sign letters and only a sum of ones have WZ and 4 numbers.I Wanna know what WZ means and why only a small sum have WZ in their call signs.
Weather Radio Freq: 162.475 MHz
Weather Radio Loc:  Plainwell, MI
Transmitter Call Sign: WWF34
Streaming Status: NN

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Re: What does WZ mean for NWR Call Signs
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2019, 12:46:57 PM »
Give us an example station.
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Re: What does WZ mean for NWR Call Signs
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 08:19:58 AM »
WZ2515 in Grand Marais MI, WZ2514 in Munising MI, WZ2531 in Hialeah FL, WZ5213 in Copper Harbor MI
Weather Radio Freq: 162.475 MHz
Weather Radio Loc:  Plainwell, MI
Transmitter Call Sign: WWF34
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Re: What does WZ mean for NWR Call Signs
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 09:32:10 AM »
I Wanted to ask this because Almost all Stations have normal set call sign letters and only a sum of ones have WZ and 4 numbers.I Wanna know what WZ means and why only a small sum have WZ in their call signs.

It doesn't really mean anything except in the FCC's assignment scheme.

Even "WX" doesn't have a particular meaning in callsigns. 

A ham radio operator with the right qualifications can request a callsign with a WX or WZ prefix.

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Re: What does WZ mean for NWR Call Signs
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2019, 10:03:33 AM »
I believe those are related to water areas that are not associated to specific counties/cities..(i.e. rivers, lakes, bays,.etc...)
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Re: What does WZ mean for NWR Call Signs
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2019, 02:11:40 PM »
Oh, I Thought that was some Special Prefix for marine which is what i'm guess it really is.
Weather Radio Freq: 162.475 MHz
Weather Radio Loc:  Plainwell, MI
Transmitter Call Sign: WWF34
Streaming Status: NN

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Re: What does WZ mean for NWR Call Signs
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2019, 10:45:15 PM »
also idk why the NWS changed KIG63 in Cannonsburg, MI to WZ2560 but on the broadcast it's still says KIG 63?
Weather Radio Freq: 162.475 MHz
Weather Radio Loc:  Plainwell, MI
Transmitter Call Sign: WWF34
Streaming Status: NN

 

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