NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards – including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).
Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 1025 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):
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[+]WNG569 (Afton, WY) frequency change to 162.475 on July 15, 2015 (5/28/15)
The Afton, Wyoming, NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) transmitter and the nearby Sedgwick Peak, Idaho, transmitter currently broadcast on a frequency of 162.425 megahertz (MHz). NWR listeners have reported interference between the two broadcasting stations.
To improve service delivery, effective on July 15, 2015, at 1 pm MDT, NWR station WNG569 will terminate broadcasts at a frequency of 162.425 MHz and begin broadcasts at 162.475 MHz.
If you have programmed your NWR receiver to WNG569 (Afton, WY), please reprogram your receiver to the new frequency of 162.475 MHz on July 15, 2015. If you need assistance in programming your receiver with the new frequency please contact the receiver manufacturer. Contact information for most manufacturers can be found on our NWR Receiver Consumer Information web page.
For additional information please view Service Change Notice (SCN) 15-32 by clicking here.
[+]Shannon County, SD renamed to Oglala Lakota County, SD (5/28/15)
The name of Shannon County, SD, was changed to Oglala Lakota County, SD, effective May 1, 2015. Because of the extensive coordination and planning required by the weather enterprise and the emergency management community to successfully complete this change, the official date of change for NWS products and services for the county name change and the FIPS code change will be October 1, 2015.
The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) code, is derived from the FIPS code. Therefore, on October 1, 2015, the NWS will discontinue using the current FIPS code for Shannon County (46113) and begin using the new FIPS code (46102) for Oglala Lakota County. The correct county code is critical for receiving tornado, severe thunderstorm, and flash flood watch, warning, and follow-up products.
If you have programmed your NWR receiver to receive SAME alerts for Shannon County (046113), please reprogram your receiver to receive SAME alerts for Oglala Lakota County (046102) by October 1, 2015. Most NWR receivers are capable of handling multiple SAME codes so you may be able to program both codes into your NWR receiver now. If you need assistance in programming your receiver with the new SAME code please contact the receiver manufacturer. Contact information for most manufacturers can be found on our NWR Receiver Consumer Information web page.
For additional information please view Service Change Notice (SCN) 15-31 by clicking here.
[+]"Beeping" on certain Midland receivers and the weekly test
NOTE: If your Midland receiver is beeping,the following explanation is the most common, but it is not the ONLY explanation for a beeping receiver.
The Midland WR-120 desktop NOAA weather radio knows it is supposed to receive aweekly test from the National Weather Service every seven days. If the radio goes for ten days without receiving a test, it gives out one beep every ten minutes.
The radio will re-set itself at the next weekly test, or the next watch/warning issuance.
If you do not want to wait, you can cancel the beeping by unplugging the radio from the wall, turning the radio over, and removing one battery. Wait approximately 10-15 seconds, then replace the battery and plug the radio back in. The settings on the radio will NOT be affected by this, as the SAME county code, and all other information is stored on a flash memory chip.
But you WILL need to re-set the clock. To do so:
1) Push MENU. "SET TIME" appears.
2) Push SELECT
3) Use the up/down arrows to adjust the hour up or down. To get from AM to PM, just continue past the hour 12.
4) Use the right button to move to the minutes setting
5) Use the up/down arrows to adjust the minutes up or down. Right arrow to access both of the minute digits.
6) When you have set the clock to the proper time, hit MENU twice. The radio will display "SAVING". You are done setting the clock.
We apologize for the inconvenience. The ten-day missed test alarm is a way to assure viewers that their weather radio is performing properly.
NOTE: The previous version of this radio, the Midland WR-100 does not make an audible beep. However, it will display the words "CHECK RECEPTION" until it is re-set using the same steps as outlined above. Like the WR-120, the radio will automatically re-set itself at the next weekly test, or the next watch/warning issuance
[+]KWO35 New York City, NY transmitter status update (5/9/14)
Tests and public responses to the relocation of the NOAA Weather Radio transmitter that serves the New York City metropolitan area (KWO35 on the frequency 162.550) have generally been positive even though we are running at a lower power on a temporary antenna. We are currently negotiating with the tower owner to lease a location on the tower. Once that is done we will be able to install a better permanent antenna and increase the output power of the transmitter to its previous power levels.
If you have any problems with reception, please fill out and submit the outage report form shown below. It would be very helpful for you to provide information about your location in the comments section to assist us in localizing reception issues to a specific area.
Thanks for your patience and for listening to NOAA Weather Radio.
[+]WNG732 La Follette, TN transmitter scheduled relocation (Update 7/24/15)
Update 7/24/15 - The new location is expected to be operational in late August, 2015.
Update 4/28/15 - The new location is expected to be operational in early June, 2015.
NOAA Weather Radio transmitter WNG 732 located near La Follette TN on the frequency 162.450, will be off the air starting Wednesday, October 30th while efforts to secure a new location are being negotiated.
During this outage, we encourage people to try other surrounding weather radio broadcasts, including from the Knoxville (WXK46) transmitter at 162.475 MHz.
[+]WWF48 Mt. Greylock, MA transmitter scheduled relocation (Update 1/8/15)
Update 1/8/15 - Negotiations with the tower owner are progressing however the actual installation cannot occur before Spring 2015 due to the winter weather.
6/6/14 - NOAA Weather Radio transmitter WWF48 located near Mt. Greylock, MA on the frequency 162.525, was placed Out of Service on Friday, May 30th while efforts to secure a new location are being negotiated. It is expected that a new location will be available by early October, 2014.
During this outage, we encourage people to try other surrounding weather radio broadcasts, including the Albany, NY (WXL34) transmitter at 162.550 MHz for the western portion of Berkshire County. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
[+]WNG693 Culebra, PR (Frequency 162.450) transmitter relocation (5/11/15)
NOAA Weather Radio transmitter WNG693 located near Culebra, PR on the frequency 162.450, was placed Out of Service on Monday, 5/11/15 due to lease issues at the current location. We are negotiating with other tower owners for a new location and at this time do not have an estimated date for the relocation.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
|NWR Stations that have either degraded
performance or are currently offline.
This information was current on: 08/02/2015 20:00:27. UTC
|DEGRADED - Indicates that a transmitter is operational but experiencing a temporary reduction in the quality of service such as coverage area, audio quality, etc.|
|OUT OF SERVICE - Indicates transmitter is temporarily non operational due to problems such as a power outage, antenna damage, etc.|
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