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Re: (1994) NEXRAD Weather Radar Info

From: Bob Soetebier <bikebob@mo.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 22:30:09 -0600 (CST)
Fwd Date: Sat, 02 Jan 1999 11:10:33 -0500
Subject: Re: (1994) NEXRAD Weather Radar Info

(My apologies for cross-posting this. But, it would seem the
best way not to lose anything in the "translation". --Bob S.)

>Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 22:20:06 -0800
>From: Michael Theroux
>Subject: Re: IUFO: (1994) NEXRAD Weather Radar info

>-> IUFO Mailing List

>At 10:14 PM 12/31/1998 -0600, you wrote:

-> IUFO Mailing List

>>Considering the current [Hoagland] weather radar "anomalies"
>>controversy, I thought you all might (or, might not) find the
>>following (appended below) information about NEXRAD weather
>>radar of interest. The first part is information that I
>>personally typed up and had subsequently publicly posted on "The
>>Weather Room" subject public message area of a St. Louis
>>[Missouri] metro area "WWIV"-based electronic BBS back in 1994.
>>The second and third parts are public responses from the
>>"moderator" ("Badger #106"...who also happened to be an employee
>>of the National Weather Service facility in nearby St. Charles
>>County, Missouri) of "The Weather Room" sub to the NEXRAD
>>controversy information I had posted.

>>Bob Soetebier

>>St. Louis County, Missouri


>Bike Bob,

>I don't understand why anyone bothers to post such things
>without doing any research. This article continually refer to
>the NEXRAD (not NEXTRAD) Radars as "ELF/Microwave" radars when
>the frequency range is 2700Mhz to 3000Mhz. Where does the ELF
>come from? It has nothing to do with its low PRF. While you got
>the pronunciation of Ojai right, but you misspelled it
>throughout. Please see the following URLs:
>http://www.osf.noaa.gov/nnow.htm (this one will give some
>insight into the problems associated with NEXRAD)

>Michael Theroux
>Borderland Sciences Research Foundation - Since 1945
>Ph. 707.825.7733 FAX: 707.825.7779

Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 22:21:44 -0600 (CST)
From: bikebob <bikebob@mo.net>
To: I-UFO <iufo@world.std.com>
Subject: Re: IUFO: (1994) NEXRAD Weather Radar info

I stand corrected. It seems that, at least in this case, Mr.
Theroux appears to be quite right on all counts.

It was my fault for not taking the extra time to add a note of
the fact that I was passing the posting/s along in the
"original" state: Both my previously posted information
(including my original misspellings of NEXRAD as "NEXTRAD";
etc.) along with the two *clarifying* public responses by
"Badger #106" (the National Weather Service employee). (In
retrospect, had I noted that fact, it might have saved both Mr.
Theroux, and myself, some time.)

I do, though, want to thank Mr. Theroux for taking the time to
make his comments. I also wish to thank him for his passing
along the URLs (quoted/noted below).

BTW...when I just happended to catch that TV show (to which I
was only partially listening, while I worked upon the computer
at the same time -- as was noted in my original information from
1994) discussing "NEXRAD", that was, more or less, my first
introduction to the issues surrounding the technology. (I'm
*still* not all that familiar with it. However, if/when I get
the chance/time to check out the URLs Mr. Theroux has
referenced, maybe that will not remain the case.)

Bob Soetebier

 Tailwinds to you...  See you ON the road!

 /// BICYCLE BOB ///  bikebob@mo.net


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