Above: DJ Chris Cross in the third Radio Sutch studio, located in the Fort’s central tower
Below: the second Radio Sutch studio (later used in the early days of Radio City). The original ‘studio’ was located to the right, on a table by the radiator.
500w ex-Halifax aircraft transmitter
The aerial consisted of a scaffold pole erected on one of the Fort’s towers
Right: the original Radio Sutch transmitter which only produced about 70 watts of power
Studio equipment consisted of domestic standard record players and a microphone
Until the generators on Shivering Sands Fort were put back to working order the station used car batteries to power its transmitter, resulting in frequent periods off air while batteries were changed or re-charged.
Photos: Bob le Roi
Photo Bob le Roi
Thanks to Dick Dixon, former Radio Sutch and Radio City Engineer, for providing additional information.
Radio station engineering departments issue QSL cards to verify reception reports received from listeners