Please share your recording of the 2024 BBC Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica here!

Halley VI: The British Antarctic Survey’s new base (Source: British Antarctic Survey)

In the comments section of this post, I’d like you to share your recording of the BBC Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica!

Time and frequencies

Our intrepid contributor, Richard Langley, reports the following message from the British Antarctic Survey:

The BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast will be transmitted at 21.30 GMT on 21 June on shortwave frequencies: 9585kHz, 11685kHz and 9870kHz.

Please comment with your recording on this post!

Listening to the 2017 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast from the back of my vehicle in Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada.

I’ve created this dedicated post where you can comment and include links to audio and video of your 2024 Midwinter Broadcast recordings. This will allow you to post your logs and recordings at your convenience without my availability becoming the bottleneck.

Here’s the format I’d like you to leave in your comment of this post:


Listening location:

Notes: (Include frequencies and any details about your receiver and antenna.)

Link to audio or video: (YouTube, Vimeo, Internet Archive, SoundCloud, etc.)

Video and Audio Recordings

There is no way to directly upload audio in your comments, however, you can link to the recordings if you upload them to the Internet Archive (which I’d highly recommend) or any of the video streaming services like YouTube and Vimeo–or audio services like SoundCloud.

To be clear: I will not have the ability to upload your videos for you–so please don’t email me your video files–you’ll simply need to upload them to a service above and share them here with a link in the comments. 🙂

As with each year, I’ll make sure the BAS team and the BBC receive a link with all of your recordings!

Spread the radio love

33 thoughts on “Please share your recording of the 2024 BBC Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica here!

  1. JL Hite

    11685 just above the noise floor but could discern male and female voices.
    Central New Mexico
    IC-7300 with an OCF dipole.

  2. Dean Bonanno


    I had very good reception at my home in south central Connecticut on 11685 and good reception on 9870. I am in a rural area about 15 miles north of Long Island Sound.

    With my Tecsun H501x I was hooked to forty feet of copper wire:

    1979 Trans-oceanic 7000 (slide rule frequency a little off0 using just its whip:

    Just couldn’t pull in a good enough signal to record on 1950 Trans Oceanic G500 or 1936 Zenith Console.

  3. TomL

    11685 kHz using AM-Sync (LSB).
    Began as about S5 signal strength, ended about S7.
    Location Campton Hills Forest Preserve, St. Charles IL.
    Loop-On-Ground antenna amplified by Welbrook Medium Aperture preamp, into AirSpy HF+ SDR & laptop using SDR Console 3.2.
    Strong RTTY station on 11690 kHz prompted recording on the lower sideband. Thunderstorm noise persistent.

    Click here to view image of setup.

  4. John Zachary Alvarez

    John Zachary Alvarez

    Listening location:
    Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines

    Receiver: Sihuadon D-808
    Antenna: Tecsun AN-03L (External) & Telescopic antenna
    • 9585 kHz – Weak (Telescopic)
    • 9870 kHz – Fair to Good (External) but Moderate adjacent interference.
    • 11685 kHz – Good (External) but Moderate adjacent interference.
    Link to audio or video:

  5. Carl

    No recording, just reporting:

    Location: Greenville, S.C. — local park away from noise.
    Rig: Sangean 803A
    Antenna: Stock whip

    11865 was the only frequency usable. Maybe S3 at best. Had to use SSB and rig’s equalizer to pull it out.
    9870kHz: Signal barely evident, but not listenable.
    9585kHz: No signal evident during window.

  6. Mark Hirst

    Received on 9585kHz (FT-891 with Wonder Wand whip) and 11685kHz (IC-7200 with Wellbrook loop).

    Location was North Hampshire, England.

    Signal started off well on both frequencies, but deteriorated 15 minutes in and was largely undecipherable after that.

    11685 disappeared for a short time at around 21:50 UTC but then resumed.

    YouTube clip at:

  7. Franco

    Listened in Nottingham, England.
    9585 kHz – very good
    9870 kHz – Fair
    11685 kHz – good

    Receiver: NASA Target HF3
    Antenna: G5RV Dipole
    Time: 21:30 UTC

    Short video clip added on.


  8. Maurizio

    Location = near Venice Italy
    Frequency = 11685 khz and 9585 khz
    Radio receiver = Tecsun Pl 368 with a telescopic antenna
    Note = reception was very good. At the end of broadcast ( 21:52 Utc) some issue on 11685khz

  9. Jock Elliott

    Listening from Sodus, NY, near the shores of Lake Ontario, on a barefoot CCrane Skywave SSB, AM mode (tried SSB, it didn’t help). No recording.

    9585, 9870 — heard nothing.

    11,685 — very difficult copy, surging static. Could hear male and female voices but couldn’t discern what they were saying, occasional music (?)
    Around 2140 — child’s voice saying “we miss you.”
    Music at end.

    Cheers, Jock

  10. TomL

    11685 S5-S7 signal. At 21:51, signal interrupted for about 30 seconds, then resumed. Will share recording later.

  11. Peter Jernakoff

    Peter Jernakoff

    Listening location:
    Wilmington, Delaware USA

    Receiver = SDRplay RSPdx running with SDR Uno
    Antenna = HyGain AV-640
    Frequency = 11685 kHz
    Date = 21-Jun-2024
    Time = 2130 UTC (start)
    SINPO = 55555
    Comments ? Excellent signal, very interesting program!!

    Link to audio or video:
    A link to an audio clip of the program’s first 12 minutes is provided below. (The first ~23 seconds of the clip features a loud tone.)

  12. Fred Waterer

    I’ve always found it amusing/ironic that the BBC program with the smallest intended audience probably has a larger than normal unintended audience. I’ll be listening.


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