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Transmitter maintenance could affect BBC Marine Forecast

by RYA/Sail-World Cruising on 9 Oct 2013
Droitwich AB feed .. .
If you are to be sailing in UK waters in 2014, put the dates in your diary. Essential transmitter maintenance could affect BBC Marine Forecasts as the BBC’s Droitwich transmitter will undergo essential maintenance during 2014. From approximately April to mid-August the 12:01 2014 shipping forecast will potentially be transmitted at a lower power or maybe inaudible on LW for that period.

Other shipping forecasts will be unaffected.

This is due to essential maintenance work taking place on the BBC’s Droitwich transmitter which will be shut down during the daytime from Monday to Friday.

The Burghead and Westerglen LW transmitters (in Scotland) will be unaffected.

There may also be occasional dates outside this period when power is lowered or shut down. The Royal Yachting Association will keep information on their site updated when they receive further information.

www.rya.org.uk
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