Tag Archives: Antarctica

Listening across the globe: 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast!

On Sunday, 21 June 2015, the BBC World Service officially transmitted the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast–an international radio broadcast intended for a small group of scientists, technicians, and support staff who work for the British Antarctic Survey. This is … Continue reading

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Thanks for recording the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast!

Many thanks to those of you who made a video or audio recording of your reception of the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast. I’m putting together a post with all of the recordings to publish by mid-week. If you haven’t yet sent in your … Continue reading

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Reminder: Help record the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast today!

As a reminder: I’m calling on all SWLing Post readers and shortwave radio listeners to make a short recording (say, 30-60 seconds) of the BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast and share it here at the Post (frequencies and time below). The recording can be … Continue reading

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Correction: Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast transmission tests take place on Friday

In the title of my last post, I noticed that I’ve incorrectly stated that the Friday, June 19 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast tests were to take place “today.” While the post content was correct, the date in this title was not.  My apologies for … Continue reading

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Friday: transmission tests for Sunday’s Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rob Wagner, who reports: HFCC is now listing a test transmission (as the BBC usually does) before the official Antarctic broadcast. The test will be held on Friday June 19 at 2130-2145 UTC. All … Continue reading

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2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast frequencies confirmed

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Stephen Cooper, who has confirmed the frequencies that will be used for the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast on June 21 at 21:30 UTC. Again, this year, I’m calling on all SWLing Post readers and … Continue reading

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Help record the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast on June 21

Every year, the BBC broadcasts a special program to the scientists and support staff in the British Antarctic Survey Team. The BBC plays music requests and sends special messages to the small team of 40+ located at various Antarctic research stations. Each year, … Continue reading

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