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Type of Course: Residence - 3 days (and 24 hours self-study prerequisite)

Overview:The NWR class employs multiple instruction delivery mechanisms for cost efficient and effective learning.

This training consists of two principal venues:

  1. Student Self-Study (on-site). This is CBT (Computer-Based Instruction) from multi-media CD-ROM and also hard copy materials.
  2. NWSTC classroom and lab. At the conclusion of the self-study portion, students will travel to NWSTC for hands-on training and skills verification.

Objectives: To provide the electronic technician with the skills required to install, align and maintain the NOAA Weather Radio warning transmitter at established National Weather Service standards.

Content: The course consists of the theory of operation, circuit analysis and practical application of diagnostic techniques of an operational NOAA Weather Radio warning transmitter.

Theory and laboratory exercises are conducted on the following equipment.

SRS TX B222 (SR416D and SR416ST)

  • SR402RA Remote Control Unit.
  • SR402A VHF-FM Exciter.
  • SR410A VHF Power Amplifier.
  • SR415 Maintenance Panel.
  • AR-409 VHF Cavity.
  • Single Unit Interface Assembly.

Prerequisites: Self-study materials (sent to student 40 days prior to resident course - click for Self-Study Course Overview)

Materials: All materials are provided.


  • Russ Munson

Class dates:

    US Dept of Commerce
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    National Weather Service Training Center
    7220 N.W. 101st Terr.
    Kansas City, M0 64153
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