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FOS NOTICE NO. 860          03-07-96

FOR YOUR INFORMATION


NWWS UPS PM - DOWNTIME


CALIFORNIA MICROWAVE INC. /CMI/ WHICH PROVIDES MAINTENANCE
AND OPERATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
/NWWS/ MASTER EARTH STATIONS LOCATED AT MOUNTAIN VIEW
CALIFORNIA HAS ADVISED US  THROUGH OUR PRIME CONTRACTOR
GTE  THAT THEY PLAN TO SWITCH FROM THEIR PRIMARY
UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY /UPS/ SYSTEM TO THEIR BACKUP
SYSTEM ON SATURDAY  MARCH 9  1996.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS EXCHANGE IS TO FREE-UP THE PRIMARY UPS
SYSTEM SO THAT A BAD BEARING MAY BE REPLACED IN THE PRIMARY
UNIT.  GTE ADVISES THAT THE NWWS WILL EXPERIENCE SOME
DOWNTIME DURING THE SWAP.  THEY ESTIMATE THAT STARTING AT
7 00 A.M. PACIFIC STANDARD TIME /1500 HRS UNIVERSAL TIME
COORDINATED/  DOWNTIME OF TEN MINUTES TO ONE HOUR WILL OCCUR.
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