Cullman NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter Degraded
 (Updated Aug 19, 2013)
 

The Cullman NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.450 MHz, may still experience  degraded audio quality at times (mainly during periods of heavy rainfall). This will be due to an ongoing antenna issue caused by water leaking into the antenna. The antenna for the Cullman transmitter is scheduled to be replaced. Until then, expect the audio quality to remain degraded at times, especially during perods of heavy rain.

If you have any questions regarding the Cullman transmitter, please contact the National Weather Service in Huntsville, AL, at (256) 890-8503.

 

There are two counties in Central Alabama that are partially covered by the Cullman transmitter...Winston and Walker Counties.  During any periods of audio degredation, those living in Winston/Walker Counties can tune to the nearest transmitter in order to receive important weather information.  Here are the available transmitters for each county:

Winston County:
Winfield Transmitter - 162.525 MHz

Residents of eastern Winston Co may have difficulty picking up the signal from the Winfield Transmitter.

Walker County:
Birmingham Transmitter - 162.550 MHz
Winfield Transmitter - 162.525 MHz

For Walker Co, the Birmingham Transmitter should cover most of the county. However, if you live in the far northwestern part of the county, then you may be able to get a better signal from the Winfield Transmitter.

 
 

For more information on weather radio across Central Alabama, please visit the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=nwr_overview


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