Weather Radio continues expansion in Michigan

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It's been a busy year for NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio in and around Michigan with three new transmiiters signing on, one changing location, and another changing frequency.

The first new transmitter signed on last fall in the Petoskey area. WNG 572 operates at 162.475 mHz with 300 watts and fills in a sizable coverage gap at the tip of the lower peninsula in Emmet, Cheboygan, and Charlevoix counties. The station is served by the Gaylord National Weather Service office.

A new transmitter signed on earlier this year in Keweenaw county at Copper Harbor serving the northern portion of the Keweenaw peninsula the nearby waters of Lake Superior. WZ 2513 operates at 16.500 mHz with 300 watts and is served by the Marquette National Weather Service office.

Another new Upper Peninsula transmitter served from Marquette, KJY76, was added this year in Iron county between Crystal Falls and Iron River. Operating at 162.475 mHz with 1000 watts, this new weather station is providing new coverage to Iron county as well as better coverage of Dickinson county and the very eastern portion of Gogebic county in addition to some areas in northern Wisconsin.

WXL 51 Toledo changed frequency from 162.550 to 162.500 mHz to minimize the amount of interference from the Detroit/Southfield transmitter, which also operates at 162.550. The Toledo station also increased power to 300 from 100 watts.

Kalamzoo area weather station WWF34 moved from Oshtemo northwest to Plainwell earlier this fall. It remains at 162.475 mHz and is part of the Grand Rapids NWS office network of stations.

And finally, yet another new UP weather station is expected soon to fill in coverage of Gogebic county. WNG 683 broadcasting at 162.550 MHz from a transmitter located near Marenisco is under construction.

Check out Michgiuide.com's NOAA Weather Radio Information page for a complete listing of weather service radio across Michigan.

 

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