National Weather Service testing weather radio signals

NWS testing signals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — NOAA weather radios will be operating on a limited basis for now in the Birmingham area.

We told you a few days ago that a transmitter on top of Red Mountain went down. That left many people in the area with no reception on their radios.

The agency has been working on the problem and, after some testing, they were able to get a signal going. This is a temporary fix, so you should be able to get a signal.

Here’s what you need to do now, the National Weather Service will test the signals three times.

Two of them will be Friday at 11am and 6 pm. A third will take place Saturday morning at 11. Make sure you are near your radio to confirm your radio is working properly.

Now, if you are not able to pick up the test signal from the Birmingham transmitter, you may need to reprogram your radio to a backup transmitter.

You can find information on how to program your radio here.

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