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Radio Caroline North - Technical

Transmitter

2 x 10Kw Continental Electronics 316B transmitters, coupled together in a combining unit

Aerial

155’ (47m)  from deck level. The top 120’ (36.6m) was tubular welded-section steel mounted on 35’ (10.6m) of the original ship’s mast.

The station’s claimed height of 165’ (50.2m) was measured to the bottom of the keel.

The aerial was a wire cage series feed.

Don Allen on air in Caroline North studio Caroline North studio

VIEWS OF THE STUDIO


Top

The Caroline North studio in 1967

Photo: Andy Cadier


Second

Don Allen on air


Third

Mike Ahern in the studio

Photo: Kenny Tosh


Bottom

Martin Kayne on air

Photo: Andy Cadier/Mike Wright

Below right: the aerial mast on board MV Caroline

Back to Radio Caroline North

Studio

1 x Gates Studioette mixer unit

2 x Gates 16” turntables

2 x Ampex  tape recorders and amplifiers

2 x Spotmaster cartridge machines

1 x AKG D12 microphone



QSL Card

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

Radio Caroline QSL card issued shortly after the merger with Radio Atlanta

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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)