This morning, I re-discovered a recording I made in the early morning hours of January 25, 2015 on 6,230 kHz SSB: the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s marine weather radio service.
This was actually a new station for me and, no doubt, decent DX (though I’m sure the broadcast is quite audible when conditions are favorable). While I prefer old-school recorded voice for shipping forecasts, this nonetheless has a catchy cadence.
Click here to download the audio as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:
thanks for the recordings, I do remember the broadcasts from Sydney radio [VIS] on 2201khz 4428.7 and 6215.5KHZ this is before BOM took over the broadcasts.
The complete frequency & broadcast timetable can be found at the link below for Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s marine weather radio (I’ve copied & pasted the information, but for those interested in trying to DX it you may want to make a bookmark):
VMC frequencies (kHz):
Times are the local time (EST) at the transmitter.
Daytime (7am-6pm) 4426 and 16546
Night-time (6pm-7am) 2201 and 6507
Anytime 8176* and 12365
VMW frequencies (kHz):
Times are the local time (WST) at the transmitter.
Daytime (7am-6pm) 4149 and 16528
Night-time (6pm-7am) 2056 and 6230
Anytime 8113 and 12362
* NOTE: On 8176 kHz, the Bureau has agreed to allow State maritime authorities to transmit navigation warnings for a few minutes each hour. These transmissions by state authorities will commence at three minutes to the hour and must complete within 2-3 minutes, before the next ‘weather’ message is due to transmit (on the hour).
Hi Thomas, I will be looking for them. One question. Early morning east coast time or UTC time? I wonder since we are at the spring equinox if we will have a propagation path since darkness here and there at the same time could be problematic. However, the daylight terminator won’t be north/south forever very long.
It was early morning east coast time. By the way–glad you liked the Radio Bahrain recording as well. So glad Dan dropped that tip!