This morning while searching 162-174 I came across two weather stations I have never heard from Lafayette. Right now I am hearing 162.4 which is WX station KHB42 in Lake Charles which is 70 miles west of me. And that is on a BCD396XT handheld sitting on the top shelf of my computer desk with a 7 inch long iCOM dual band ham HT antenna. The other station was 162.475. As I am typing this it is getting clearer. The voice is now loud and strong with little static.