A new, state-of-the-art NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio transmitter in Plainwell, Michigan is now operational. This new transmitter replaced the former WWF-34 transmitter broadcasting from Oshtemo. Sitting 156 feet higher than the Oshtemo transmitter, the Plainwell transmitter should provide better coverage to residents of both Allegan and Barry Counties. In addition to those counties, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph Counties will receive more tailored forecasts to the local area. Residents in these areas should continue to tune their All Hazards Weather Radio receivers to 162.475 MHz to hear the new WWF-34 broadcast from Plainwell, Michigan.
A special thank you is in order for Mr. Jim Zoss, Emergency Manager for Battle Creek, for all of his efforts in establishing this new transmitter. In addition, our sincere appreciation goes out to the Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club for maintaining the Oshtemo transmitter for a number of years.