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Radio 819 - Technical


50Kw RCA Ampliphase BTA 50H

(Transmitter power output during the life of Radio 819 was only about 5Kw)

Aerial Height

Carbon fibre Valcon mast – 135’ (41m) (failed June 1988)

Temporary ‘T’ aerial approx. 70’ (21.3m)  (failed June 1988)

2 masts 100’ and 80’ (30m and 24m) with aerial strung horizontally between them (from October 1988)

Right: Two views of the landbased studios used to record programmes

the failed Valcon carbon fibre mast

Above: The failed carbon fibre ‘Valcon’ mast on the deck of the Ross Revenge


(Studio 2 on board Ross Revenge was used by Radio 819:-

Technics SL1210 decks

a custom built mixer

QSL Card

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

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