In an effort to improve our service to northeastern Oklahoma, far northwestern Arkansas, and southwestern Missouri, the frequency of NOAA Weather Radio station WWH39 located in Grove, Okahoma, will be permanently changed on Monday, October 15th. On that date at noon, the broadcast frequency for Delaware, Ottawa, Craig, Mayes, western Benton, McDonald, and Newton Counties will be changed from 162.500 Mhz to 162.525 Mhz.
This change is being made to alleviate frequency interference that has been occurring between the Grove NOAA Weather Radio transmitter and nearby sites in Cassville, Missouri and Harrison, Arkansas. A test of this frequency change conducted on July 9th confirmed that the frequency switch did indeed alleviate the frequency interference between these sites.
To continue to receive life-saving broadcast weather information for Delaware, Ottawa, Craig, Mayes, western Benton, McDonald and Newton Counties, listeners of the Grove NOAA Weather Radio station must change frequencies on their receivers beginning at noon on October 15th. For many listeners, this will simply require a change on their receivers from station five to station setting six.