Due to the very positive responses from sailors in the North and Baltic seas, the German Meteorological Office has decided to broadcast its shipping forecasts on short wave also in the Mediterranean Sea. It is available daily at 16:00 and 20:15 UTC. Unlike VHF, shortwave can be received also far away from coast. According to a survey by YACHT online, 80% of the sailors interviewed view radio as the most important source for weather forecasts and gale warnings.
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LEO.org is Germany’s most popular online dictionary and has a long-term cooperation with Linguatec. Since June 2017 LEO has switched to the latest Voice Reader technology using HTML5 audio instead of Flash Plugins. Users can now individually adjust speed and pitch of the pronunciation, making LEO more comfortable, secure and faster than ever.
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.
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