NOAA Weather Radio Service Areas in Northern Michigan


Frequently Asked Questions about SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding)

SAME Codes now available for the Great Lakes Open Waters and Nearshore Waters

COUNTY SAME # NWR TRANSMITTER FREQ MHZ CALL WATTS
Alcona 026001 Alpena MI 162.550 KIG83 500
Alpena 026007 Alpena MI 162.550 KIG83 500
Antrim 026009 Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Arenac 026011 West Branch MI 162.450 KXI33 1000
Benzie 026019 Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Charlevoix 026029 Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Cheboygen 026031 --No NWR Coverage--
Chippewa 026033 Sault Ste. Marie MI 162.550 KIG74 1000
Crawford 026039 Gaylord MI 162.500 WWF70 100
Emmet 026047 --No NWR Coverage--
Gladwin 026051 West Branch MI 162.450 KXI33 1000
Grand Traverse 026055 Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Iosco 026069 West Branch MI 162.450 KXI33 1000
Kalkaska 026079 Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Leelanau 026089 Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Mackinac 026097 Sault Ste. Marie MI 162.550 KIG74 1000
Manistee 026101 Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Missaukee 026113 Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Montmorency 026119 Alpena MI 162.550 KIG83 500
Ogemaw 026129 West Branch MI 162.450 KXI33 1000
Oscoda 026135 Alpena MI 162.550 KIG83 500
Otsego 026137 Gaylord MI 162.500 WWF70 100
Presque Isle 026141 Alpena MI 162.550 KIG83 500
Roscommon 026143 West Branch MI 162.450 KXI33 1000
Wexford 026165 Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330

Nearshore Marine Areas SAME # NWR TRANSMITTER FREQ MHZ CALL WATTS
Whitefish Bay
91321
Sault Ste. Marie MI 162.550
KIG74 1000
Saint Marys River
91322
Sault Ste. Marie MI 162.550
KIG74 1000
St. Ignace to False Detour Channel
93346
Sault Ste. Marie MI 162.550
KIG74 1000
Straits of Mackinac (including Mackinac Island)
93345
Sault Ste. Marie MI 162.550
KIG74 1000
Seul Choix Point to 5NM West of the Mackinac Bridge
92341
Sault Ste. Marie MI 162.550
KIG74 1000
Manistee to Sleeping Bear Point
92345
Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Sleeping Bear Point to Grand Traverse Light
92344
Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Norwood to 5NM west of the Mackinac Bridge
(including  Little Traverse Bay)
92342
Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
Grand Traverse Bay
92323
Traverse City MI 162.400 KIH22 330
5 NM East of the Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Light
(including Bois Blanc Island)
93347
Alpena MI 162.550 KIG83 500
Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Point Light
(including the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary)
93348
Alpena MI
West Branch MI
162.550
162.450
KIG83
KXI33
500
1000
Sturgeon Point Light to Alabaster
93349
West Branch MI 162.450 KXI33 1000

Open Lake Marine Areas SAME # NWR TRANSMITTER FREQ MHZ CALL WATTS
Northern Lake Michigan
(Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Light MI to 5 nm West of Mackinac Bridge to Seul Choix beyond 5 nm offshore)
92363
Traverse City MI
162.550
KIH22
330
Northern Lake Huron (5 nm East of Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Lt MI eastward beyond 5 nm off shore to US-Canadian border)
93361
Alpena MI 162.550
KIG83
500
Northern Lake Huron (Presque Isle Lt. to Alabaster MI eastward beyond 5 nm off shore to US-Canadian border)
93362
West Branch MI 162.450
KXI33
1000


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