Note: due to streaming software delays, this audio may be up to 1 minute behind the NOAA radio broadcast.
NOAA Weather Radio
How does this work?
The NOAA Site explains NOAA Weather Radio this way:
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards -- including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).
Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes more than 940 transmitters , covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz): 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550
Saratoga-Weather.org operates a Midland WR300 NOAA Weather Radio set to Channel 7 (162.55MHz) to receive NOAA station KEC49 broadcasting from Mt. Umunhum with 300 Watts of power. The audio output of the radio is fed to the line-input on the sound card for the weather station PC. Software by edcast (now altacast) encodes a 16Kbps monaural MP3 stream and sends it to the NOAAWeatherRadio.org. NOAAWeatherRadio.org then makes the stream accessable world-wide.
We also have a small Raspberry Pi3 with a Software Defined Radio USB that runs darkice and icecast to stream the WWF64 Monterey Marine stream both locally and at NOAAWeatherRadio.org.
The NWR/EC Radio Player script is available on the script page