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Transmitters

A number of transmitters were installed on the ship:-

RCA  BTH 100B 105Kw medium wave (the most powerful in Europe although it never operated at that output)

RCA BTA 10J 10.5kW (ex-Radio 390 used  as a standby medium wave transmitter)

RCA BHF 10B 10.5kW (used for 31m band shortwave transmissions)

Brown Boveri Corporation 10.5kW (used on 49m band shortwave transmissions)

Rhode and Schwartz 1.2kW  FM transmitter

Aerial

144’ (44m)

(Claimed height 150’-170’ (45.7m-51.8m))

Production studio Main studio on Mebo II Aerial mast on Mebo II Transmitter Hall

Top: Main studio on board Mebo II

Above: Production studio

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Studio

Studio 1 -

two EMT turntables;

a custom built 9 channel mixer;

two Revox A77 tape machines;

three 500 Series Spotmasters;

one Electrovoice microphone

Studio 2 -

two EMT turntables;

a custom built 9 channel mixer;

three Revox A77 tape machines;

three 500 Series Spotmasters;

one Electrovoice microphone plus a

remote microphone (used for news)

Right: Transmitter hall on board Mebo II

Below: Aerial mast on Mebo II



QSL Card

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

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