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1973  – 50kW Continental Electronics 317C  (10 kW Continental Electronics 316B from 4th- 17th October 1973)

1974 – 50kW Continental Electronics 317C

10kW – Continental Electronics 316B

Aerial Height

180’ (54.8m) (from 15th July 1973 until it collapsed on 1st October 1973)

From 4th-18th October 1973 a temporary aerial was used.

24th December 1973 the final section of a  new 165’ (50m) mast was completed, (this was the mast which remained visible for 6 years after the Mi Amigo sank in March 1980)


Main Studio equipment

2 x Garrard 401 turntables

1 x Gates Studioette mixer

1 x AKG D202 microphone

2 x 400 Series Spotmasters

1 x 500 Series Spotmasters

2 x Revox A77 tape machines

Above: the Mi Amigo in June 1973 showing the recently built aerial mast (which collapsed in October 1973)

QSL Card

Radio station engineering departments issue QSL cards to verify reception reports received from listeners

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