The annual Mini 6.50 yacht race from Les Sables (France) to the Azores is underway, TDF is carrying special SW broadcasts to participants from 1500-1530 UTC on 5975 and 13735 khz via Issoudun.
Both were audible here this afternoon with a strong, clear singal 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:
HFCC also lists a schedule of “Sailor DRM tests” taking place until 30September:
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 web site for the race is at http://lessables-lesacores650.com
73s Dave Kenny
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