• September 2014
    • NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS) Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) State Partner Users,
      Within the past year, the National Weather Service (NWS) upgraded each of your State's
      NWWS Satellite downlink terminals with the capability to receive data from the new
      Enterprise NWWS system, which will eventually replace the legacy NWWS system operated
      by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), under a contract to NWS. The upgrade involved
      installation of a new Novra satellite receiver and a new Low Noise Block Amplifier (LNB)
      on your NWWS satellite dish. The Enterprise NWWS upgrades were installed to operate in
      parallel with your legacy Calypso receiver, which receives the CSC NWWS broadcast data.

      The purpose of this e-mail is to inform you that as of 8 pm EDT, Tuesday September 30. 2014,
      your new Enterprise NWWS Novra satellite receivers will stop working and will no longer
      be receiving NWS data products. The CSC NWWS satellite data broadcast will continue to
      operate normally and after 8 pm EDT September 30, 2014, it will be your only available/approved
      SBN source for NWWS products. Please make sure that your are using the CSC NWWS data
      (from the Calypso receiver) for distributing NWS products over your State networks after
      September 30.

      The Enterprise NWWS is transitioning to a new wider bandwidth transponder on the satellite,
      but NWS has experienced some technical difficulties receiving the broadcast from this new
      transponder on satellite ground terminals configured like those at each of your State sites.
      NWS is working the issue and will advise you when we are ready to transition the Enterprise
      NWWS ground terminals at each of your sites to the operate from the new wider bandwidth transponder.

      If you have any questions regarding this notification, please feel free to contact me
      via e-mail or telephone at 301-713-9478, x173.

  • April 2014
    • NWWS contract with CSC extended to September 2014.