Tuesday, June 4, 2013

VMW (Wiluna, Western Australia)

VMW, the Australian Meteorological station in Wiluna, Western Australia, was logged on 4 June 2013. A male announcer speaking in English provided the week's (5 to 7 June) meteorological forecast pertaining to wind, barometric pressure, etc for coastal waters between the South Australia - Victoria border and Torres Strait in Queensland including all South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory zones as well as high seas for the northern, western areas and south eastern high seas. Specific islands were mentioned in the broadcast too. Transmission was monitored from 09.35 to 10.00 UTC. Reception on 16.528 kHz / USB mode was (SINPO): 35433 -- fair signal strength, no QRM and good audio clarity, despite minor fading. The station was previously QSLed on another frequency (6.230 kHz / USB).

To provide an idea of reception conditions in central Malaysia, listen HERE

A reception report was emailed the following day. The following week, Mr. Navin Chandran at Bureau of Meteorology Australia sent the above email in response to my reception report of VMW (Wiluna). In so many words, it would appear BOM Australia no longer issues, nor plans to issue a QSL. 

n.chandran@bom.gov.au (Mr. Navin Chandran)

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