San Francisco Bay Area Weather Channels





Many Ham radios come pre-programmed with all the U.S. National Weather Service VHF weather broadcast stations. If they are not in your radio, you should definitely put them in (receive-only, of course).

As given on their web site, "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."

The stations also broadcast FCC Emergency Alert System messages.

Below is a table of the stations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Below that is an area coverage map for station WNG655, located on Mt. Diablo. Similar maps for all stations are available on the web site.

For more information, see the following sites.


Call Sign

Frequency

Site Name

Transmitter Name

Power

KHB49 165.400 MHz San Francisco Mt. Pise 500
WWF67 165.400 MHz Grass Valley Wolf Mountain. 100
WNG655 162.425 MHz Contra Costa County
Mt. Diablo 100
WWF64 162.450 MHz Monterey Marine Mt. Umunhum 100
WZ2504 162.475 MHz Sonoma County Sonoma County 300
KDX54 162.500 MHz N. San Francisco Bay Big Rock Ridge 100
KEC49 162.550 MHz
Monterey
Mt. Umunhum 330
KEC57
162.550 MHz
Sacramento Fairplay 330
WXL88 162.550 MHz Redding South Fork Mtn. 100






161.650 MHz Marine VHF Ch 21B
(Not used for weather in U.S.)
 This frequency is often programmed into the weather band of many ham radios by the manufacturer.
 
   161.775 MHz  Marine VHF Ch 83B
(Not used for weather in U.S.)
 This frequency is often programmed into the weather band of many ham radios by the manufacturer.  
   162.525 MHz  Not used in SF Bay Area  This frequency is often programmed into the weather band of many ham radios by the manufacturer.  
   163.275 MHz  No longer in active use for weather in U.S.  This frequency is often programmed into the weather band of many ham radios by the manufacturer.  

From: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/coverage/stations.php?State=CA