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NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio


The National Weather Service in Wichita is responsible for operating six NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio transmitters, which broadcast weather warnings, watches, forecasts, observations and other weather information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The transmitters are located in Wichita, Erie, Ellsworth, Beaumont, Sharon and Great Bend. (all in Kansas).

NWS Wichita NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio Transmitter Information and Coverage Areas of Central/Southeastern Kansas
South Central Kansas - Station KEC-59 at 162.550 MHz, Location: Wichita, KS
Counties Served: Butler, Cowley, northeast Harper, Harvey, eastern Kingman, southern Marion, Southern McPherson, eastern Reno, Sedgwick, Sumner.
Central Kansas - Station WXK-92 at 162.400 MHz, Location: Ellsworth, KS
Counties Served: Barton, Ellsworth, Lincoln, McPherson, Rice, Russell, and Saline.
Central Kansas * - Station WXL-71 at 162.525 MHz, Location: Abilene,KS
Counties Served: Saline, McPherson, Marion, Ottawa, Dickinson, Morris, Geary, Clay.
Central Kansas * - Station KPS-511 at 162.500 MHz, Location: Great Bend, KS
Counties Served: Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee, Reno, Rice, Rush, Russell and Stafford.
Gypsum Hills(Southern KS) -Station WZ25-11 at 162.400 MHz, Location: Sharon, KS
Counties Served: Harper, Kingman, Reno, Barber, Pratt, Alfalfa(OK), Woods(OK), Grant(OK)
Flint Hills - Station WWH-22 at 162.500 MHz, Location: Beaumont, KS
Counties Served: Butler, Cowley, southern Chase, Greenwood, Elk, Chautauqua, Woodson.
Southeast Kansas - Station WXK-95 at 162.400 MHz, Location: Erie, KS
Counties Served: Allen, Bourbon, Crawford, Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, Woodson.

* The NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter Station WXL-71 at 162.525 MHz is located in Abilene, KS, and falls under the responsibility of the National Weather Service Office in Topeka, KS. This station will broadcast tone alerts for watches and warnings affecting Saline, McPherson, and Marion Counties in central Kansas. For additional counties covered by this transmitter outside of central Kansas, see the NWR county coverage link below for the state of Kansas.

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Receiver Recalls

For information on Weather Radio receiver recalls, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission web site and choose "Radios Weather" in the product Type list.