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National Weather Service Marine Products via NOAA Weather Radio at U.S. Coast Guard Sites in Alaska

To expand NOAA Weather Radio coverage in the State of Alaska, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the U.S. Coast Guard have partnered to establish a network of low-power five-watt NOAA Weather Radio transmitters at 24 USCG "high" sites located from the Dixon Entrance to Bristol Bay. These low power transmitters operate on standard NWR frequencies under joint licensing with the NWS. The NWS provides a continuous broadcast audio stream containing the standard NOAA Weather Radio weather information using the NWS automated voice system.

All NWS marine forecasts rely heavily on the Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program for obtaining meteorological observations.


NOAA Weather Radio at USCG sites in Alaska
Rugged Island WX4 162.425 MHz
Potato Point WX4 162.425 MHz
Tuklung Mountain WX4 162.425 MHz
Raspberry Island WX4 162.425 MHz
Althorp Peak WX4 162.425 MHz
Cape Fanshaw WX4 162.425 MHz
Sukkawan Island WX4 162.425 MHz
Bede Mountain WX5 162.450 MHz
Point Pigot WX5 162.450 MHz
Sitkinak Dome WX5 162.450 MHz
Mount Robert Barron WX5 162.450 MHz
Zarembo Island WX5 162.450 MHz
Duke Island WX5 162.450 MHz
Dillingham WX6 162.500 MHz
East Point WX6 162.500 MHz
Marmot Island WX6 162.500 MHz
Cape Gull WX6 162.500 MHz
Cape Hinchinbrook WX7 162.525 MHz
Pillar Mountain WX7 162.525 MHz
Gravina Island WX7 162.525 MHz
Mount McArthur WX7 162.525 MHz
Manleyville WX7 162.525 MHz
Saint Paul Island WX7 162.525 MHz
Cold Bay WX7 162.525 MHz
All sites use low-power 5 watt transmitters

Channel numbers, e.g. (WX1, WX2) etc. have no special significance but are often designated this way in consumer equipment. Other channel numbering schemes are also prevalent.