Mini 6.50 Yacht Race

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Special TDF Broadcast on HF

Les Sables to the Azores

The annual Mini 6.50 Yacht Race from Les Sables (France) to the Azores is underway. The broadcaster TDF is carrying special SW broadcasts to participants from 1500-1530 UTC on 5975 and 13735kHz via Issoudun. Both were audible here this afternoon with a strong, clear signal on 5975, much weaker on 13735. Both in AM.

Weather reports in French from 1500-1515 and in English from 1515-1530 UTC. Transmitter went off abruptly at 1530 while the forecast was still in progress. This transmission is listed in HFCC from 19 July until 16 August:

http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A22&broadc=TDF


HFCC also lists a schedule of "Sailor DRM tests" taking place until 30 September:
 

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0000-0100          on 6040                             1 Aug-30 Sep
0600-0700          on 6115 9740                   19 Jul-30 Sep
1200-1300          on 13730 15535               19 Jul-30 Sep
1800-1900          on 7305 11915 15535     19 Jul-30 Sep

The official website for the race is at:

http://lessables-lesacores650.com

 

(Sources, and many thanks to: Dave Kenny | Chrissy Brand)