Author Topic: Why is no one talking about Weather Radio Canada Services being Shutdown  (Read 477 times)

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Offline MchWxEnthusiast

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Why can't I Find anyone talking about Environment Canada shutting down their weather radio services. This is a REALLY Important topic right now! They are going to shutdown 48 transmitters!! They want people to rely on their app and not everyone has a phone or the app so people have no other way to get alerts about potential severe weather or tornados. They said that they will be shutting down their services 6 months from now! I Don't live in Canada but this is still a big issue.
Weather Radio Freq: 162.475 MHz
Weather Radio Loc:  Plainwell, MI
Transmitter Call Sign: WWF34
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Where did you see that news?

Looking at https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/weatheradio.html doesn't show that announcement...
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Yes where did you see this information?

Davis Vantage Pro2, Serial Data Logger,
WD 10.37S-(b60), VWS V15.00p03, Weatherlink 6.0.3,  Fling 2.35, 7 Pro 64Bit
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Ahh, so they're talking about discontinuing up to 48 of the 240 EC transmitters, and not the whole network (at this time).  Looks like they're open to comments before the EC decides, so Canadians (esp Nova Scotians) should let the EC know they want it to remain.
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Re: Why is no one talking about Weather Radio Canada Services being Shutdown
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 07:53:52 AM »
This information on shutting down services is being broadcast along with the normal broadcast via a female voice.  I'm not sure what transmitters are possibly going, but the one I rebroadcast - XMJ225 based in Toronto Canada is one of them.

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Nick.



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Re: Why is no one talking about Weather Radio Canada Services being Shutdown
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2020, 09:53:53 AM »
I've sent my voice to EC,
but I have my own... [size=78%]http://www.komokaweather.com/weather/meteo_audio.html[/size] as a standby \:D/


Enjoy,
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Re: Why is no one talking about Weather Radio Canada Services being Shutdown
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2020, 11:46:07 AM »
I've sent my voice to EC,
but I have my own... [size=78%]http://www.komokaweather.com/weather/meteo_audio.html[/size] as a standby \:D/

That does not work for me Paul. Getting an error: "403 This action is unauthorized" on code.responsivevoive.com/getVoice.php

Followed by an error on another URL of "invalid API key"
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Re: Why is no one talking about Weather Radio Canada Services being Shutdown
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2020, 02:35:40 PM »
 #-o
It speaks for me on my computers :?  including by clicking on the URL in this thread.  Maybe I should add the British voice back in!


Does it work for you from here  http://komokaweather.com/cumulusutils/index.html  and selecting Audio from the UserMenu?  again it does for me.
Not sure about the API key issue as not aware anything like that is involved in the script.


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« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 03:00:44 PM by saratogaWX »

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Re: Why is no one talking about Weather Radio Canada Services being Shutdown
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2020, 03:00:54 PM »
Does it work for you from here  http://komokaweather.com/cumulusutils/index.html  and selecting Audio from the UserMenu?  again it does for me.
Nope - after I'd translated the Dutch to English! Same error...
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But this is a bit off topic
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