[A-DX] Sendungen der BBC Richtung Antarktis

Frank Kreuzinger
Mo Jun 20 23:06:50 CEST 2016

The BBC World Service’s yearly broadcast to Antarctica will take place
on the 21st of June from 2130-2200UTC. The broadcast is aimed at the
members of staff working at the four British bases on Antarctica with an
intended audience of just 44 people. The BBC explains how theses are
split across the bases:

“There are just eight among the seals and penguins of King Edward
Point on South Georgia and only four at nearby Bird Island. The biggest
base, Rothera, on the Antarctic Peninsula houses 19 winterers – the
population can reach 100 in the Summer. Furthest south still is Halley
VI on the Brant ice shelf where the Sun does not rise for many weeks and
temperatures of -30° C are made worse by bitter winds. But life is more
comfortable for the 13 lucky residents because they are in the
futuristic new modules of Halley VI – the previous five bases have
either been dismantled or even lost beneath the ice.”

The broadcast which is timed to fall on the winter solstice for the
Southern Hemisphere will be broadcast on the following shortwave

7360 kHz, from Ascension Island, 207 degrees
5985 kHz, from Woofferton UK, 184 degrees
6035 kHz, from Dhabayya UAE, 203 degrees

Thanks to Dejan Calovski from the BBC World Service audience relations
for confirming that these three frequencies will be used. A test took
place on the 16th of June at 2130 which used the above three frequencies
and also 9590 kHz from Woofferton at 182 degrees.


Quelle: DigiDX in MFSK-32 auf 6070 kHz - 2000 UTC


Eine viertelstündige Testsendung gab es am 14. Juni.

Frank, Pirna