Programming Your Weather Radio

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Weather radios are relatively easy to program now since most locations have individual codes for each county in the area and only 7 different frequencies. The task when programming is to make sure you have the right frequency and the right county.

Here is a look at the different transmitter locations and their reach so you can find out which site will work best for your location.

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Here are the county codes. Enter the county code or codes you wish to receive warnings for. Note: If you're programming the Midland WR 120 radio you will not need the codes. The actual county name will appear.

  • Adair:  040001
  • Benton: 005007
  • Carroll: 005015
  • Cherokee: 040021
  • Crawford: 005033
  • Delaware: 040041
  • Franklin: 005047
  • Haskell: 040061
  • Johnson: 005071
  • Latimer: 040077
  • LeFlore: 040079
  • Logan: 005083
  • Madison: 005087
  • Polk: 005113
  • Pope: 005115
  • Scott: 005127
  • Sebastian: 005131
  • Sequoyah: 040135
  • Washington: 005143
  • Yell: 005149

When programming your radio, select SINGLE to enter in one county, MULTIPLE to enter more than one county, or ALL to hear all warnings for that county.

1 Comment

  • James Kolb

    It needs to be clarified that Franklin County Arkansas will not receive alerts on 162.545 (channel-6) out of Russellville. These alerts are broadcast on 162.550 (channel-7) Fort Smith or 162.475 (channel-4) Fayetteville. Channel 6 is a stronger channel and your radio may prefer that channel, but no Franklin County alerts are being broadcast from there. Here’s proof! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/coverage/ccov.php?State=AR Check your radios if you live here. Thanks

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