Saturday, December 22, 2018

Special Christmas Eve broadcast from NDR

To receive the "greetings on board" broadcasts
It has tradition and exudes a very special pre-Christmas mood: On Christmas Eve greetings are sent to the sailors from all over the world on NDR Info starting at 8:05 pm. And on the most different channels and technical ways, so that the greetings and messages can be guaranteed to be received on all seven seas.

The ship's crews have several options to receive the message "Greeting on board". Also the shortwave belongs to it.
The livestreams of the program (20.05 to 22 clock and 23.05 clock to 24 clock MEZ) can be found here: NDR Info and NDR Info Special . In addition, there is the possibility to listen to the program via the NDR radio app. NDR Info can also be received via FM, DAB + and DVB-S radio, NDR Info special only via DAB + and DVB-S radio.

So that all crew members on board - on the seas or in the harbors - can receive the traditional program, the NDR radio has also rented shortwave frequencies:

From 19:00 to 21:00 UTC (20:00 to 22:00 CET), the shortwave transmits over the following frequencies (UTC is the abbreviation for Universal Time Coordinated):

"Greeting on board" via shortwave
frequency target area
6.080 kHz Atlantic - North
11,650 kHz Atlantic - South
9,800 kHz Atlantic Ocean / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9,740 kHz Indian Ocean - West
9,570 kHz Indian Ocean - East
6,030 kHz Europe
From 21:00 to 23:00 UTC (22:00 to 24:00 CET), the shortwave transmits over the following frequencies:

"Greeting on board" via shortwave
frequency target area
6,145 kHz Atlantic - North
9,830 kHz Atlantic - South
9,590 kHz Atlantic Ocean / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9,720 kHz Indian Ocean - West
9,650 kHz Indian Ocean - East
6,155 kHz Europe
NDR Info sends the "Greetings on Board" from 20:05 to 22:00 CET. Then follows from 22 to 23 clock MEZ the transmission of the Protestant Christmette from the Neust├Ądter Hof and Stadtkirche in Hanover. From 23.05 bis 24 clock MEZ there is the second part of "Greeting on board".

From late in the evening you will find a recording of the show here to listen - for legal reasons, however, without much of the music recordings.
(translation from Grman website at
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