The BBC’s Droitwich transmitter will undergo essential maintenance during 2014

From approximately April to mid-August the 12:01 2014 shipping
forecast will potentially be transmitted at a lower power or maybe
inaudible on LW for that period.

Other shipping forecasts will be unaffected.

This is due to essential maintenance work taking place on the BBC’s
Droitwich transmitter which will be shut down during the daytime from
Monday to Friday.

The Burghead and Westerglen LW transmitters will be unaffected.

There may also be occasional dates outside this period when power is
lowered or shut down. The Royal Yachting Association will issue updates when further
information is provided at

Image: Very large transmitter aerial – near junction of South Norwood Hill and Church Road London © Copyright Chris L L and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence