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NBC's Storm Rangers and Weather Expanisions

Discussion in 'The Weather Lab' started by rkolsen, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    They replied “Indeed” to my comment. I can’t find the license for new Rangers unless the company is referring to their Ford trucks with the marine radars.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    Surprisingly they put it really close to danger yesterday. It was set up only directly a few miles to the east of the Thomas Fire.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    NBC Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN got their own Storm Ranger!

     
  4. CaptainNews

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    Not surprised. It’s a VERY big market. Extremely dangerous weather at some points in time.
     
  5. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    I could see at some point NBC selling data to adjacent affiliates to offset the costs of these trucks.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    WNJU got their own branded storm chasing vehicle called Busca Tormentas. I think this maybe the first Telemundo Owned station to have their own storm chasing truck not shared with NBC.

     
  7. Eat News

    Eat News Station Group CEO

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    Oh for crying out loud!
    Don't you know this trick RKO?

    I bet the cheap bastards have the "Storm Ranger" in English on the passenger side of the buggy.
    "Always the skeptic" they tell me.

    That's what they did with KFMB's "Chopper-8"...on the other side it's painted "760am" for the radio side of the operation. KFMB shot 2 versions of the latest commercial...one for TV...one for radio.

    Feliz Navidad RKO.
    Eat some crabcake...then eat some holiday news.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    KNBC is now promoting four state of the art radars. Time to check those files again...

     
  9. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    I couldn’t find any thing else yet besides their licenses for the two existing x-band radars, the storm buggy,. So I assume the other two are the NWS ones.

    Also, a while back KXAS had an OTT promo for all their weather fleet. Well they updated the promo:



    Texas Thunder Truck now has a sister Lightning:

     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    Looks like they made two with the same design. Raphael Miranda had an insta story of the WNBC one with a large peacock on the hood.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    Well there are now on Storm Ranger 2.0. As far as I know it has a better lift, disco led lights under the dome, more data capacity and satellite return video (based on the WBTS version).

     
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    great song choice there...

    though i hear the original idea was a song called "storm ranger lovin'"... but it didn't work out with the test groups....

     
  13. rkolsen

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    @Eat News looks like NBC is finally getting around to installing the San Diego Doppler site. The control point is still at KNBC but data from the various station radars and Storm Rangers are shared between stations.

    it’s location is on San Miguel Mountain in Spring Valley - San Diego County. Specifically located at It’s located at 32°41'51.0"N 116°56'03.1"W

    3EF7C31D-2E66-4EA7-A7EE-7F254F94FD03.jpeg

    It’s license was approved April 30th. It’s a EEC Ranger X5 Radar which is the same series used in the buggies and the other radars KNBC has launched.

    This is in addition to the two previously launched one in Silverado, Orange County and the other in Mount Lukens.

    Took a few years but it seems their advertised network is complete.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    Here's a map of the three radar sites.

    KNBC Radars.jpg
     
  15. Eat News

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    Well Dayum!

    That's the KNSD transmitter site...so it's pretty obvious they have been waiting for the permits all this time.

    That's a great location for a radar.
    Now I hope I can toggle between the NWS -Radar and the EnnBeeCee radar.

    Thanks for the info...
    Happy 4th

    (btw...Ross was with NBC at the time...)
     
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    Your welcome. Same to you.


    (and I figured it when you said Nightly).
     
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    Nothing yet on their app for radar toggling like KXAS or WNBC. I imagine they may have had to coordinate with the Mexican authorities as it’s so close to the border. I’m not sure what the exact range is but I think these x-band radars they’re using have a range of 75-100 miles and has a output power of 500 watts.
     
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    That’s literally inaccurate on many levels... that “Orange County” radar on that map indicates it’s in San Bernardino, 43 minutes from Silverado (which is essentially North Tustin). That map makes me chuckle.


    Orange County site: (33.7964801,-117.6232371) >Based on KNBC app and registered FCC document. Including my own eyes...

    LA, Mt. Luke site: (34.2686601,-118.2374127)
    >Based off of FCC and KNBC, KNSD, KVEA App.


    Future San Diego site: (32.6975000,-116.9341944) >Needs Verification
     
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    Orange County http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/licenseLocSum.jsp?licKey=3820321

    Mount Lukens http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/licenseLocSum.jsp?licKey=3820322


    San Diego http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/App...nnWrJzX!132828460!-1859538082?applID=10753597
     
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    Orange County was way off. I entered the coordinates into Google Earth as they appeared in the FCC information.


    Radar 2.jpg
     

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