Marine Weather Inland


Forecasts on BBC Radio 4 LW and NAVTEX

Weather Radio for Forecasting

Sometimes, it is just nice to switch off your SDRs and try reception the ‘legacy' way. I still listen to the Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4 Long Wave every day, when I can, and I have found that I spend more time with my radios, for exactly the purpose of weather-forecasting during this lockdown. It has become a habit now.

I currently have a Palstar R30A in my shack, and I have paired this with my Mörer Infobox WIB2D today, to get both spoken-word forecasts and NAVTEX. To complete the picture, my Uniden UBC125XLT is on the Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts frequency of the Liverpool/ Holyhead Coastguard and will alert me when the short reports come in every three hours on the following frequencies (MHz).






As you can see, Officers Dogger and Fisher of the RNLI are, once again, keeping me company here. 

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You can keep up-to-date with all matters radio, weather and maritime through Robert Connolly's monthly column, Maritime Matters, in RadioUser. See you there.  


Take care and Fair Winds


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