Marine Radiofax Service Announcement

Marine Radiofax Service Announcement

Post by USCG TELECOM » Tue, 13 Jun 1995 04:00:00

              MARINE RADIOFAX SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

    THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 1996
INCLUDES REDUCTIONS IN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) FUNDING
WHICH WILL RESULT IN ELIMINATING THE TRANSMISSION OF WEATHER
CHARTS TO MARINE RADIOFAX BROADCAST STATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 30,
1995.  IF CONGRESS ACCEPTS THESE PROPOSALS, THE WEATHER CHARTS
PRODUCED BY THE NWS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO MARITIME USERS ONLY
THROUGH PRIVATE WEATHER INFORMATION SERVICES.

    THE COAST GUARD IS DETERMINING WHETHER THIS PROPOSAL WILL
PERMIT PRIVATE WEATHER INFORMATION SERVICES TO BROADCAST WEATHER
CHARTS BY RADIOFAX FROM STATIONS NMF-MARSHFIELD, MA; NMC-PT.
REYES, CA; AND NOJ-KODIAK, AK AFTER OCTOBER 1, 1995.  A SIMILAR
DETERMINATION WILL BE MADE BY THE FAA FOR STATION KVM70-HONOLULU,
HI.  PRIVATE MARINE RADIO STATIONS WLO-MOBILE, AL; WLC-ROGERS
CITY, MI; AND ANY OTHER PRIVATE MARINE RADIO STATIONS MAY
CONTINUE OR BEGIN RADIOFAX BROADCASTS AFTER SEPTEMBER 30, 1995 BY
OBTAINING CHARTS FROM THE NWS AT NO COST TO THE GOVERNMENT.
FURTHER NOTICES WILL BE ISSUED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES    
AVAILABLE.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE NWS
OFFICE OF METEOROLOGY (W/OM), 1325 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY, SILVER
SPRING, MD 20910.

          -- Official announcement of the U.S. National Weather
Service, for release on June 12, 1995.
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