NOAA Weather Radio (NWR)


Links to NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio (NWR) frequencies, SAME codes, Public Information Statements and list of common radios:

Nashville OHX:
— scroll down that page for a complete list of stations and SAME codes

Map-based NWR Transmitter Search:
— click on the magnifying glass icon to search by address, ZIP or airport code

NWR outages map:

Public Information Statements:

Nationwide NOAA Weather Radio station listing:

NWR tramsitter locations poster (PDF):

General Information about NWR:

“All Hazards”:

Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Your NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio:

  • Make sure you have your weather radio receiver on the correct channel for your area corresponding to the correct frequency. (i.e., 162.400=channel 1, 162.425= channel 2, etc.)
  • Place your weather radio near an exterior window facing the direction of the nearest weather radio transmitter.
  • Pull your weather radio antenna all the way out to get the best reception. If you are close to 40 miles from the transmitter, you might have to purchase a small external antenna to ensure that your signal is strong enough to alert your radio.
  • Change out your batteries at least twice a year–just like you would do with a smoke detector–to ensure your radio will work if you lose electrical power.
  • Double-check that appropriate county FIPS codes have been entered correctly into your weather radio to ensure proper warnings are received. It is recommended that you program in at least a one county buffer zone especially to the west, southwest and south of your county. This could provide extra lead time if a warning is issued for an adjacent county.
  • Check your weather radio receiver each Wednesday between 11 AM and 12 PM for the routine weekly test to ensure that your receiver is in good working order. (Note: In cases of inclement weather, the weekly test may be postponed to the next good weather day.)