Weather radio problems continue

Photo of tower climber on tower

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Today I received a bit more information from the northern Indiana National Weather Service office regarding problems with the NOAA Weather Radio transmitter in Fort Wayne. One of the meteorologists explained that the problem is in one or more of the connectors in the multiple-bay antenna high up on a tower. The replacement parts are available, but the repair requires a professional tower climber and safe climbing weather (four hours without threat of thunderstorms). Unfortunately, every time the climber has been available, the weather has not cooperated. As soon as they can get the climber and the right weather at the same time, they’ll repair the connections. Until then, the signal from the Fort Wayne NOAA weather radio transmitter will be weaker than normal.