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(Slate)   The national radio system that provides advanced warnings to Americans to keep them safe from severe weather is under threat from severe weather   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Scary, National Weather Service, NOAA Weather Radio, extreme weather messages, Radio, NWS offices, NOAA Weather Radio alerts, weather radio expert, auxiliary satellite system  
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1686 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Aug 2022 at 8:15 PM (13 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-05 8:17:29 PM  
Weatherception.
 
2022-08-05 8:20:08 PM  
But Trump said it would be in good hands with the CEO of AccuWeather!
 
2022-08-05 8:27:37 PM  
Needs more magic marker to steer the storms.
 
2022-08-05 8:28:06 PM  
Weather Channel kept going on about mobile alerts not working tonight, at least in that tiny area of New Jersey getting Noah's Ark amount of rain.
 
2022-08-05 8:29:50 PM  
In case of nuclear attack, this radio will be a pile of melted goo.
 
2022-08-05 8:31:27 PM  
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2022-08-05 8:33:28 PM  
That seems fair.
 
2022-08-05 8:37:47 PM  
So apparently drunk and high is the right way to go through life.

Farkers, we've been doing it right all along.
 
2022-08-05 8:38:39 PM  
Reject Modernity, Embrace tradition.

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2022-08-05 8:39:32 PM  

MadHatter500: So apparently drunk and high is the right way to go through life.

Farkers, we've been doing it right all along.


Which apparently I am... since I somehow farking missed the thread that belonged in...
 
2022-08-05 8:39:43 PM  
Shift a billion from the Pentagon.
 
2022-08-05 8:40:05 PM  
Thanks to a broken fiber optic cable at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Weather Service offices, wireless emergency transmissions were switched to an auxiliary satellite system, which all NWS offices use.

So a f*ckup with Texas not being able to handle their infrastructure or anything related to it causes problems elsewhere in the country and exacerbates a disaster in another state. Thanks again, Texas and Texans. Anytime you want to secede from the union, you have my blessing.
 
2022-08-05 8:44:22 PM  
Do people think every dickwad TV station, radio station, and Web site has their own high powered weather radars and army of highly trained meteorologists?  Where do all those daily reports and predictions come from?  It's Internet magic, I guess!

Fund and fix the NWS infrastructure, FFS.
 
2022-08-05 8:47:01 PM  
the NOAA Weather Radio system is the only radio service operated by the federal government

WWV begs to differ.  VOA also still has shortwave transmitters in operation.
 
2022-08-05 8:53:40 PM  

MadHatter500: MadHatter500: So apparently drunk and high is the right way to go through life.

Farkers, we've been doing it right all along.

Which apparently I am... since I somehow farking missed the thread that belonged in...


You could probably have posted that in any thread and it would not seem out of place.
 
2022-08-05 9:14:08 PM  
I'm sure the phone carriers deciding they just don't want to maintain their copper wires anymore and instead move everyone to fiber optic lines, where they can charge customers more for the upgraded service, is in no way contributing to this issue.

On a related note, faxing works like crap over fiber optic lines.  Know who uses faxing to an insane degree?  Healthcare providers, thanks to HIPAA, which considers it point-to-point transmission, and more secure than email.  So to encourage providers like the hospital network I work for to move off copper phone lines, they raise the rates by around 1000% per line, but then give you a bundle deal on moving over to fiber optic services, where you can experience a massive uptick in dropped faxes, which wouldn't be a big deal if those faxes didn't get used for everything from insurance approvals to transfer of medical records to sending prescriptions to pharmacies.

Good times.
 
2022-08-05 9:53:33 PM  

StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: I'm sure the phone carriers deciding they just don't want to maintain their copper wires anymore and instead move everyone to fiber optic lines, where they can charge customers more for the upgraded service, is in no way contributing to this issue.

On a related note, faxing works like crap over fiber optic lines.  Know who uses faxing to an insane degree?  Healthcare providers, thanks to HIPAA, which considers it point-to-point transmission, and more secure than email.  So to encourage providers like the hospital network I work for to move off copper phone lines, they raise the rates by around 1000% per line, but then give you a bundle deal on moving over to fiber optic services, where you can experience a massive uptick in dropped faxes, which wouldn't be a big deal if those faxes didn't get used for everything from insurance approvals to transfer of medical records to sending prescriptions to pharmacies.

Good times.


Works nice if you're talking VOIP with T.38 protocol enabled on your ATA.  If you don't have that, then good farkin' luck.
 
2022-08-05 10:12:38 PM  
Eh weather was getting too predictible anyways.  Booooorrrrringggggg.
You want excitement?  How about not knowing about a tornado until it's all up in your business?
 
2022-08-05 10:33:54 PM  

TheSubjunctive: the NOAA Weather Radio system is the only radio service operated by the federal government

WWV begs to differ.  VOA also still has shortwave transmitters in operation.


Also aeronautical HF/VHF for ATC and broadcasts of aviation related information from the FAA, marine VHF from the coast guard, including weather broadcasts. If we're including non-voice broadcasts, there's marine NAVTEX; for aviation, NDBs, VOR, DME; GPS for everybody, HRPT from weather satellites, and probably other things I'm forgetting
 
2022-08-05 11:01:18 PM  
GEOSTORM!!!!
 
2022-08-05 11:32:02 PM  

null: StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: I'm sure the phone carriers deciding they just don't want to maintain their copper wires anymore and instead move everyone to fiber optic lines, where they can charge customers more for the upgraded service, is in no way contributing to this issue.

On a related note, faxing works like crap over fiber optic lines.  Know who uses faxing to an insane degree?  Healthcare providers, thanks to HIPAA, which considers it point-to-point transmission, and more secure than email.  So to encourage providers like the hospital network I work for to move off copper phone lines, they raise the rates by around 1000% per line, but then give you a bundle deal on moving over to fiber optic services, where you can experience a massive uptick in dropped faxes, which wouldn't be a big deal if those faxes didn't get used for everything from insurance approvals to transfer of medical records to sending prescriptions to pharmacies.

Good times.

Works nice if you're talking VOIP with T.38 protocol enabled on your ATA.  If you don't have that, then good farkin' luck.


Isn't it all VOIP anymore on the phone company side, no matter what you have running to the pole?
 
2022-08-06 5:18:26 AM  
We have a weather radio and that thing can eat my ass.

Stop screaming at me about a storm fifty miles north of us, asshole.
 
2022-08-06 10:14:44 AM  
During severe weather, I am glued to a local TV broadcast with Doppler radar showing me the EXACT STREETS where people need to take immediate cover. Then the NWS overrides the broadcast to tell me that there is a tornado warning for 15 counties.
This needs to be fixed.
 
2022-08-06 11:28:29 AM  
When NWS "Paul" talks about the effects of an oncoming storm, he mentions potential damage to "entries", only he means "and trees".
 
2022-08-06 11:37:13 AM  

TheSubjunctive: the NOAA Weather Radio system is the only radio service operated by the federal government

WWV begs to differ.  VOA also still has shortwave transmitters in operation.


Also Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Marti, and MEBM. NIST has WWV as you mentioned, but also WWVH (same thing but for the Pacific and West Coast) and WWVB (for radio clocks.)

We'll also assume that Slate meant "for public consumption" because lord when we get to military, diplomatic and intelligence services there are a whole bunch of stations.
 
2022-08-06 2:17:44 PM  
If they upgrade the system can they program a slightly more enjoyable voice?

Maybe Fran Drescher or Gilbert Gottfried - really anything that would be easier to listen to.
 
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