Sunday, March 23, 2008

Ice Season Is Here!

North Atlantic icebergs are worst in the spring months. The Titanic hit an iceberg on April 15.

At present, the Boston ice chart is being updated once a week, but this will shift to daily before long. Note the distinctive callsign "NIK" used for the ice broadcasts. Here is the schedule for these (times UTC, frequencies kHz):

0438 FAX 4235, 6340.5, 9110
1218 SITOR 8416.5, 12579, 16806.5
1600 FAX 6340.5,9110
1810 FAX 6340.5, 9110.

And here's a typical chart copied a couple of days ago: