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2 x 10Kw Continental Electronics 316B transmitters

Aerial Height

141’ (43m) high (from deck level). The top 91’ (27.7m) was welded section alloy Sparlight yachting mast. The bottom 50’ (15.2m) was what had survived of the Radio Nord mast.

The station claimed an aerial height of 168’  (51.2m).

The aerial was a wire cage series feed.


2 x Gates turntables

2 x Ampex tape recorders and amplifiers

1 x Gates Studioette mixer unit

Thanks to Ian Anderson for providing information from his research into offshore radio aerial masts (originally published in Offshore Echos Magazine December 2007 and April 2008)

QSL Card

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

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