Klystron 9-Bay News 9 - Pinellas Park, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 27° 50.610 W 082° 43.696
17R E 329812 N 3081065
Quick Description: The most advanced, most powerful, highest resolution broadcast weather radar in the world.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2008 12:18:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM56E5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member johmer79
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Long Description:
This doppler is behind the Bright House Sports Network headquarters which use to house Bay News 9 and then Catch 47. Bay News 9 has moved into a bigger place at Carillon in St. Petersburg and Catch 47 has been renamed Bright House Sports Network.

1.13.09 - Name & Information has been updated....
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"This is the most powerful radar that we've ever produced," said Robert Baron Sr., the president and CEO of Baron Services, which developed and built Klystron 9. "It's 1.25 million watts of power and it is the cleanest signal that we've ever produced."

Klystron 9 combines, for the first time in history, a dual Polarimetric radar, Klystron tube, Pulse Compression technology, and a 1.25 million watt transmitter.

That combination of technology enables Klystron 9 to see storms other radars can't see and see deeper into those storms. The Klystron 9's dual-pol technology even tells meteorologists the sizes and shape of raindrops and makes the distinction between rain and ice.

"It's one of the most powerful radars in the world," said Bill Walker, the vice president of the radar division at Baron Services. "It is absolutely the most powerful television radar that has ever been built and quite possibly the most powerful weather radar in the entire world."

Original information....
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Bay News 9, the Bright House Networks-owned cable news station in Tampa Bay, FL, recently delivered viewers their first look at dual-polarimetric radar technology from Baron Services.

The dual-polarimetric radar allows the station to offer its viewers increased weather detail, higher resolution imaging and enhanced accuracy. By combining the station’s FasTrac and VIPIR displays with dual-polarization technology, Bay News 9 is presenting a new level of detail.

Unlike conventional radar systems, which transmit solely a horizontal scan, dual-polarimetric radar transmits in horizontal and vertical orientations simultaneously, enabling meteorologists to see twice the data. Because dual-polarimetric radar uses hydrometeor classification to identify the location and type of precipitation that is falling, it provides more accurate information about the size, shape, orientation and state of hydrological data, allowing more precise forecasting.

Bay News 9 is the sixth station in the country to deploy this technology.
Is the radar operational?: Yes

Radar Operator: Bay News 9

Radar Type: a dual Polarimetric radar, Klystron tube, Pulse Compression technology, and a 1.25 million watt transmitter.

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