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Author Topic: BBC Mid-Winter Antarctic Broadcast 12065 AM 2130 utc 21 Jun 2021  (Read 306 times)

Offline Ct Yankee

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Excellent reception, English service.  Best by far of three frequencies here - others 7305, 9505.  Could be best reception I have ever had of this broadcast.

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2129 Tone
2130 "This is the BBC calling Antarctica" YL (? Matthews) explains program
2132 2 YL's talking of Ukraine
2133 Unid music, read and recorded (?) messages from friends/family of 32 British researchers in Antarctica
2134 "Happy Mid-Winter, Kate"
2136 Snippet of "Wildest Dreams" Taylor Swift
2137 "Did you remember to brush your teeth?"
2138 Sir David Attenborough speaking, "Thank you on behalf of all of us who care for The Crown."
2140 ID to YL researcher talking - 60th anniversary of Antarctica research
2143 YL talks of cutting hole in ice, looking for predators, hearing ice cracking as only sound
2146 Animal behavior discussion to OM British Astronaut greeting
2147 Snippet of "Do It, Try It" M83 to OM "Keep those generators running"
2149 "This is for George Allison from Dad.  Proud of you."
2151 "This is Mum wishing you a very Happy Mid-Winter" to music snippet
2154 YL reads written poem about son researcher, many greetings for Louie
2155 YL Child sends greeting
2157 Snippet of "Do It, Try It" again
2158 YL host thanking researchers
2159 "Got To Give It Up" Marvin Gaye/YL concluding broadcast over music
2200 Off
« Last Edit: June 21, 2022, 2200 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Nice signal on 12065 call it a S5 with some fading.
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2136 Good reception on 12065 kHz.
2139 Comments from David Attenborough, cool.
2142 "Happy Mid Winters Day" from YL in UK, comments from YL scientist "Kate" about scuba diving in Antarctica. Talk from Kate about climate changes and how noticeable it is in Antarctica.
2148 A recording for Louie Day and others, hellos from home.
2152 Hellos from home continue.
2159 Music then OFF.

I wonder how reception was in Antarctica? It was certainly good here!


Thanks for the post CTY, I forgot about the broadcast. I usually never miss this.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2022, 2218 UTC by flexoman61 »
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Offline Ct Yankee

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I wonder how reception was in Antarctica?


I'm thinking they tuned into Ascension relay.
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Copy-and-paste of my comment at SWLing Post:

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No recording, but I did monitor a few minutes of all three broadcast frequencies. 12065a was the best copy with SINPO 45344. Some band noise, but otherwise decent. Airspy HF+D and 31′ vertical over a radial field. Located in Florida.

Source: https://swling.com/blog/2022/06/please-share-your-recording-of-the-2022-bbc-midwinter-broadcast-to-antarctica-here
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All of those fancy knobless SDR's and not a one that can translate the penguin marching orders after 22:00 UTC. Progress my butt!

 

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