Shipping forecast for North and Baltic Sea thanks to Voice Reader available on short wave

When Deutschlandfunk decided to stop broadcasting shipping forecasts on short wave, German Meteorological Office was looking for a cost-efficient and flexible alternative. With Voice Reader weather forecasts are now automatically converted into audio and broadcast via DWD’s radio station in Pinneberg.
Three times daily on frequency 6180 KHz sailors can listen to weather forecasts and gale warnings for the North and Baltic Seas. Wilfried Behncke from DWD explains: “We want to broadcast comprehensive shipping forecasts for all forecast areas from the English Channel to the Gulf of Riga.” Linguatec sends greetings to all sailors and may there be always enough water under the keel.