Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who writes:
According to a posting on the WoR io group, the frequencies for the 21 June broadcast won’t be finalised until after the test transmissions, but the latter have now been scheduled.
They will be on air today Tuesday, 14.06.2022, at 2130-2145 UTC.
- ASC: 7305 kHz
- DHA: 6035 kHz
- WOF: 9505 kHz and 12065 kHz
All the best
Many thanks for sharing this Richard! As it has become a tradition, we will share recordings of the June 21 Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica here on the SWLing Post once again. Always a highlight of my year!
We received all the transmission here at Rothera.
The midwinters broadcast itself will be transmitted on; 9505 (WOF), 12065(WOF) & 7305(DHA) kHz tomorrow (21st) at 21:30 GMT.
I heard and received the signals of BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast (Test Transmission) on 7305 kHz (ASC) was Very Good but moderate adjacent or nearby frequency interference and on 12065 kHz (WOF) was Very Good signal reception earlier in my area (Philippines).
Seen on my YT video: https://youtu.be/cNmIiTY9Vxo
Hello, I made a reception video with my Tecsun Pl 606 on 9305 khz. It’s with short telescopic antenna. The reception is very good. I live iin N.E. Italy
Here’s what I heard, better signal here from WOF than during the actual broadcast in 2021
ASC (8490km) 7305 kHz
1 by 1
DHA (15,900km) 6035 kHz
WOF (5160km) 9505 kHz
3 by 3
WOF (5160km) 12065 kHz”
5 by 5
Listening in Ottawa, Canada. Belka DX receiver with 75 foot circumference loop-on-ground antenna. Similar results using XHDATA D808 receiver and same antenna.
PS, this is the strength/readability scale I am using, no true S meter on either receiver. For context the 12065 signal was 30-40 units (FS=100 units) on the Belka.
1. Scarcely perceptible
3. Fairly good
5. Very good
On the Belka: 30 dBuV = S7, 40 dBuV = S9
“What do the 3 letter abbreviations stand for?
ASC: 7305 kHz
DHA: 6035 kHz
WOF: 9505 kHz and 12065 kHz”
The initials stand for place of transmission site:
ASC – Ascension Island
DHA – Abu Dhabi, UAE
WOF – Woofferton, England
Received 12065 transmission with excellent reception between 2130-2145 utc on June 14, 2022 in Connecticut. &305 and 9505 faint and noisy.
Received broadcast on 12065 with excellent reception between 2130-2145 utc on June 14, 2022 in Connecticut. Reception on 7305 and 9505 was faint and noisy.
Reception in Marham, Norfolk, UK
7305 444, 6035 231, 9505 333 and 12065 131
What do the 3 letter abbreviations stand for?
ASC: 7305 kHz
DHA: 6035 kHz
WOF: 9505 kHz and 12065 kHz
Will the transmissions be in AM or USB or LSB mode?
I am a newbie.
Ascension, Dhabayya, and Woofferton according to the BBC’s page about their Antarctic mid-winter broadcast (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/48Gx2jfJBWHyWggDSD19gFT/antarctic-midwinter-broadcast). I seem to be getting something on 12065 right now, in AM mode, but the other frequencies listed aren’t coming in for me.