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WEATHER PREPAREDNESS

NOAA Frequencies and Weather Radio Station Near Me (Maps & List)

Got a weather radio? Looking for weather radio channels or NOAA station listing frequencies in your area? I have some answers and links for you…

A NOAA weather radio will have 7 channels assigned to them. Each channel represents one of seven frequencies between 162.400 MHz to 162.550 MHz.

Weather Radio Station NOAA Frequencies & Channels

There are two different channel numbering systems used by various weather radio manufacturers regarding the seven allocated frequencies. A chronological sequence and a frequency sequence.

(specific station listings further below (state / county and coverage maps)

Chronological Sequence of NOAA Frequencies

The first is the chronological sequence – the sequence to which the radio frequencies were allocated over time to the service. This ordered sequence is used by (some) weather radio manufacturers.

1=162.550 Mhz
2=162.400 Mhz
3=162.475 Mhz
4=162.425 Mhz
5=162.450 Mhz
6=162.500 Mhz
7=162.525 Mhz

NOAA Frequency Sequence

This method is popular. Simply an increasing radio frequency sequence. Your weather radio channel sequence may follow this method – check your radio’s documentation.

1=162.400 Mhz
2=162.425 Mhz
3=162.450 Mhz
4=162.475 Mhz
5=162.500 Mhz
6=162.525 Mhz
7=162.550 Mhz

Weather radios that follow this method include THE most popular model:

Midland – WR120B / WR120EZ
(view on amzn)

Additionally the popular Sangean CL-100 and Midland WR400

Weather Radio Station Listing | S.A.M.E. County Codes List

Here are some interactive NOAA links from the National Weather Service in varying formats. They will help you find if there is a weather radio station near you. And to identify exactly where the transmitting stations are located, their call signs, broadcast frequencies, coverage maps, SAME # county codes and more.

NOAA Weather Radio Station Listing by State / County

This interactive list will show you each station in your state, sorted by county. It will indicate each station’s SAME #, location of transmitter (town), call sign, and frequency.

County Coverage Listings by State

NOAA Weather Radio Station Listing for each State

This list also sorts by state. It will provide a list of all NOAA stations in a given state, including call sign, site name, frequency, and WFO (weather forecast office) name & link.

Station List within each State

Search For NOAA Weather Radio Station Transmitter Locations

This one is an interactive map. Click on the Search icon to enter an address. It will reveal nearby transmitter locations. You can then click on the trdansmitter location icons for more details AND propagation maps (pretty cool!).

NWR Locations Map

NOAA Weather Radio Coverage Maps

The following interactive map will open up a statewide / regional view which shows individual stations and coverage.

NWR Coverage Maps

A weather radio should be something that every preparedness-minded person should have. It should always be ‘on’ and in alert mode – just in case. It’s potentially a form of life insurance!

If you want to be alerted to weather Warnings and Watches day or night, a standalone receiver may be the best option. There are many choices from a number of manufacturers with typical prices ranging from around $20 to $70 (as of this writing), depending on the brand and the number of features included.

[ Read: Best NOAA Weather Alert Radio ]

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11 Comments

  1. Interesting Info, IMHO there should be NOBODY that does not have a weather radio fired up all the time.
    Thanks
    Ken

    Side note, have you thought of getting a couple of Ham articles submitted by some of the commenters or yourself?
    Think they could be interesting and helpful to say the least.

    1. NRP,
      I’m working on one for NVIS communications. Just need a week or two, work permitting.

  2. Love the NOAA marine weather channels on the VHF radios. Wasn’t very fond of the forecast we got while sailing down the Californian coast on our way to Mexico. A fast approaching low is approaching Piedras Blancos (Hearst castle) with winds to 50 knots and seas to 30 feet. We were about 10 miles from Piedras Blancos at the time with no where to go except out into it to keep from being blown ashore. In a 27 foot sailboat. Second most scariest night of my life.

  3. I live in the part if Marion county and northern Lake and Sumter county in Florida what channel should I set my weather radio ?

    1. You can look through the links in the article above to figure it out, or you can simply turn on your weather alert radio, and go through each of the 7 channels until you hear something. Then you’ll know…

    2. You should set your Channel to either Channel 5 (KPS-505 in Sumterville) or Channel 4 (WXJ-60 in Gainesville)

  4. Does anyone have the Eton FRX2 or FRX3, and thoughts on this radio. It is also solar powered.
    Thanks!

    1. CC
      Sorry do not recognize this style of emergency radio. Since we were off line for a little while thought would let you. This appears to be an item no one has here, but I could be wrong. fyi

  5. AC:

    I thought the reference was for a C. Crane radio, but I wasn’t sure; they make good gear.

    1. tmcgyver
      We like the C. Crane products also. Dh has 3 pocket radios so that where ever we go he has one to listen to when we are out an about. That way he does not run the battery down on the car.. rowl . Don’t ask..

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