NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter Outage

Birmingham NOAA Weather Radio Continues to Broadcast on a Limited Basis.

See the public information statement below for weather radio Tone Alert Test times and backup transmitter info.

If you do not receive the Tone Alert Tests, scroll down to the map to find a backup transmitter for your county that you can tune to in order to receive the weather broadcast.


Birmingham NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter Maintenance Update

The Birmingham NOAA weather radio transmitter, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.550 mhz, continues to operate
at a reduced effectiveness as a result of mechanical failures.

Technicians are now expected to perform upgrades to the equipment late this week or early next week. The updated projection for full
operational status now stands at the close of normal operations, Wednesday, May 14th. During the upgrade, the radio transmitter,
operating currently at reduced power and reach, will be off the air.

We apologize for any inconvenience this reduction/outage has caused over the last few weeks.

In the meantime, please tune to local media and commercial radio for the latest severe weather information. Routine weekly test
will be performed on Wednesday, May 7th and Saturday, May 10th, weather permitting. Backup NOAA weather radio transmitters

Tuscaloosa, Broadcasting on a frequency of 162.400 mhz,
Oneonta, Broadcasting on a frequency of 162.425 mhz,
Anniston, Broadcasting on a frequency of 162.475 mhz, and
Cullman, Broadcasting on a frequency of 162.450 mhz.

Keep in mind that not all backup transmitters will tone for your specific county, so please stay weather aware during the outage.


Look on the map above to find your county. The colors will tell you which NOAA weather radio transmitters may provide coverage for your specific county if your normal transmitter is unavailable due to an outage. Then use that color to locate on the map legends the alternate transmitter that you can tune your radio to obtain coverage. Not all alternate transmitters will reach across the entire county. To see which transmitter(s) give you the best alternate coverage you may also visit this website.

For additional information on NOAA weather Radio, such as where to buy one, what products are broadcasted, and SAME codes for other locations, please visit our main NOAA Weather Radio webpage. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.