56.6115° N, 6.2542° W. July 2021. Image: open-weather

Make me a signal

Open-weather travelled to the Inner Hebridean Isle of Mull with two 137 MHz turnstile antennas. On 18 July 2021 at around 11 o’clock in the evening, among the sheep, seabirds and tidal waves, they used both antennas to sense the hertzian spaces around them. Between 198 KHz and 150 MHz they encountered radio amateurs, a NOAA satellite, Shannon VOLMET, medium wave AM stations, morse code and RTTY data transmissions. The audio work was broadcast during the STWST48x7 festival, online on pnode.org and at Stadwerkstatt in Linz, Austria.

▴ "56.6115° N, 6.2542° W". Released: 2021. Listen to the tick-tock of a weather satellite intermingled with bird calls, and chatter of water and radio waves.
▴ Open-weather on the Scottish Isle of Mull. July 2021. Image: open-weather


Thank you to Adriana Knouf, ShuLea Cheang, and Franz Xaver.