648 Power Increase

648 Power Increase
The opportunity arose to boost our power on 648 AM. This was beyond the ability of the existing Nautel machine. High power AM transmitters are not easily sourced now. We found one in storage near the Dutch/German border and imported it to Essex so that it could be very extensively overhauled and converted. This was a long, costly and labour intensive task. Then the Harris DX25 was shipped to Orfordness and delivered by landing craft.
The staff of Cobra Mist, who could have left us to struggle, were particularly helpful. Our unsung heroes were Howard Beer, Alan Beech and Steve Bradley. Working conditions veered between not very nice to evil.
Now the new transmitter is in service covering, we hope, a much larger area than before to reconnect with more of our listeners from the past. Obviously we would like to know where our signal is going and indeed where it is not. Might you help us with a reception report so that we can see what we have achieved and to consider what we may do next.
Peter Moore – Station Manager

The Vault 28 November 2021

All The Vault says about itself is that it’s located somewhere in Europe. That’s good enough for us, and we’re happy to bring listeners an hour of music from the station.
eQSLs will come directly from the station at vaultshortwave@mail.com. Texas Radio Shortwave won’t issue eQSLs for this program.
This program concludes TRSW’s 13-station Europirate relays series on WRMI.

FRS Holland 19 December 2021

Dear FRS Friends,
Sunday December 19th FRS-Holland will be on air with its annual festive December /end of the year broadcast. Details about times and frequencies will follow in the course of December.
That day we will be broadcasting varied shows with great music, radio related programme items, your November mail and…...your participation !
Your participation
FRS-Holland offers you the opportunity to participate !! We have a simple question:
"What would be the greatest gift you could get for Christmas this year?"
Your contributions are more than welcome and will contribute to our programmes that day!
You can easily produce a little message and send it to [frs@frsholland.nl].
Only a few lines will do. Of course we would be most happy with spoken (mp3) messages but of course also written ones are most welcome!
It only takes a few minutes of your spare time....
We raffle a number of Radio DVD’s among those who participate in our December broadcast.
Important: deadline
A sincere request: please return your participation before Sunday December 5th.
Don't hesitate and have your share in the upcoming FRS December shows…
Reply form
For those of you sending a written message: easing up things, you will find a reply form below.
The staff of FRS-Holland is awaiting your contributions...together we can turn December 19th into something wonderful.
73s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the staff being Jan, Dave, Bert, Brian & Mike.

Radio Caroline – 30 years ago

Dave Kitteridge wrote on Facebook
19 November 2021

On 19th November 1991, a fierce storm broke the anchor chain on the Ross Revenge. Battered and bruised and without power she drifted 17 miles until she ran aground on the notorious Goodwin Sands. In the early light of the morning her crew was helicoptered off and she was left alone to succumb to nature.
Over the years hundreds of ships and countless lives have been taken by the Goodwin Sands and for a while it looked as if Ross Revenge was destined to become another one. However, she is a remarkable ship, and after four days effort by two tugs she was recovered and taken into Dover Harbour where she was promptly arrested and served with a detention order.
It looked like the end for Radio Caroline, but the station moved to land-based studios, the Ross Revenge was restored and is now used regularly for monthly live broadcasts
Caroline continues ...🏴‍☠️☠️🏴‍☠️☠️

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