Thursday, September 18, 2014

New NOAA weather radio transmitter in Joplin

If you live within Jasper County and do not receive a good solid signal from the NOAA weather radio transmitters in Avilla or Neosho then there is now a fix for that.

The city of Joplin has placed a 300 watt transmitter on city hall and it is now operational.

The NOAA weather radio in Joplin operates on 162.550 which is channel 7 on NOAA weather radios.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jasper County Scanner Feed May Go Silent By Years End

Due to the implementation of the new Nexedge digital radio system in the works, the Jasper County scanner feed may go silent by years end.  This move will benefit the public safety community in the area and provide interoperable communications among all agencies in the county.

A lot of the feed listeners log on strictly for weather related purposes. I will look at some options on what can be monitored and would most benefit the listeners concerning severe weather coverage and go from there.  I will update as soon as the change is made.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Scanning Military Air over Missouri

Ive been hooked on listening to military air lately while driving I44 for work. My mag mount on top of the car seems to do a decent job. The radio traffic consists of B2's doing refueling training out of Whiteman AFB. On a clear day you can see them above here in SW Missouri. These frequencies are in the 200-350mhz range.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Joplin NOAA weather radio transmitter

I heard on the radio this morning that Joplin will be getting a new NOAA weather radio transmitter. It will be located on top of the Joplin City Hall and transmit at 300 watts. This will cover all of Jasper county and make for a much clearer signal than we are used to getting here in the Joplin area.  Currently most Jasper County residents receive NOAA weather radio from either Newton County or Avilla. The estimated time of installation will be May or June.
This means that you will need to reprogram your receiver if you plan on monitoring the new transmitter. 

Watch for a PSA push some time in the next few months.
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