NOUS41 KWBC 051655



Service Change Notice 12-42

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1155 AM EST Mon Nov 5, 2012


To:       NWS Offices

          Family of Services Subscribers

          Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Offices

          Other NWS Aviation Customers and Partners


From:     Cynthia Abelman

          Chief, Aviation Services Branch


Subject:  Change of name and identifier for the Vero Beach

          Florida VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Aviation

          Radio Navigation Site Effective November 15, 2012


Note:     The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather

          Wire Service subscribers.


Effective Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 1500 Coordinated

Universal Time (UTC), 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, the NWS

will cease using the 3-letter identifier VRB and begin using the

3-letter identifier of TRV.


On September 20, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

changed the name of the Vero Beach VOR from Vero Beach to

Treasure. With this name change, the 3-letter identifier changed

from VRB to TRV. The location of the VOR has not changed.


VORs are used by pilots for navigation and also used in aviation

weather forecasts and SIGMETs as reference points in defining the

area of weather hazards. Since NWS uses VOR locations to define

areal coverage of weather hazards in addition to their use as

navigation aids, the NWS will make this name and identifier

change to maintain consistent terminology.


If you have questions regarding this product, contact:


Michael Pat Murphy

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

Aviation Weather Center

7220 NW 101st Terrace, Room 101

Kansas City MO 64153



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