NOAA Weather Radio Channel Guide

February 27th, 2016

Consult this easy-to-use NOAA Weather Radio Channel Guide to get fast information about this important network of radio broadcasts that’s used to relay weather bulletins and emergency information.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – A scientific agency that reports on various types of hazards, such as natural (earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches), environmental (chemical releases, oil spills) and public safety issues (terrorist attacks, AMBER alerts).

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards NWR – The nationwide network of radio stations that reports weather information and emergencies. They have an official website with valuable information about this service including how to check for coverage in your area.

Emergency Alert System (EAS) – The nationwide public warning system that requires radio broadcasters, wireless cable systems, satellite digital radio service, cable television systems and digital broadcast satellite providers to provide information direct from the President in the event of a national emergency. The EAS is a coordinated effort of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS), using NWR as a primary means of activating the emergency alert system.

Devices required to receive NOAA weather radio broadcasts – CB radio, AM/FM radio, scanner, car radio, shortwave receiver or a two-way radio with this capability.

NOAA Station Broadcast Frequencies – There are 7 frequencies, in MHz: 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525 and 162.550. Each two-way radio model will assign each frequency to a particular channel (1-7).

NOAA Coverage by State (Map) – To see the NOAA transmitters in your region, click on your state. It also indicates areas that are not covered.

NOAA Coverage by State (Listing) – View a listing of states and click on your state for a list of stations, giving the transmitter name, frequency and other information.

NOAA Coverage by County (Listing) – Select your location from the state listing. This will give you a listing of NOAA transmitters by county for that state.

Search NOAA Transmitters by Location – Type in your location. This easy NOAA Station Search shows on a map the locations of all NOAA transmitters.

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