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Above:

Newsroom on Bon Jour

Right::

The Control Room

Right: and Below Right:

Two views of the transmitters installed on Bon Jour


Transmitter

(Claimed) 20Kw  

(2 x 10Kw) Continental Electronics 316B transmitters (Serial Numbers 32 and 37)

Aerial Height

120’  (37m) mast with 2 wire umbrella array (later changed to 4 wire)

Studio

Radio Nord had some of the most modern and sophisticated technical equipment, both in its landbased studios and on board the Bon Jour.

The landbased studios had  a Gates Studioette mixer, Spotmaster 500 cart machines, Gates CB-510 turntables, Ampex tape machines for recording programmes

Onboard were two studios:-

Studio 1 (Used for playing back pre-recorded programmes and live shows) Exactone  tape players (replaced early in 1962 by Ampex 351 players); a Gates Binote 2 channel mixer (replaced in early 1962 with a Studioette mixer); Spotmaster 500 cart machines for inserting jingles and commercials into programmes; and Thorens TD 124 turntables

Studio 2  (news and announcements)

Various radios and tape machines used for news gathering; AKG D25 microphone.

Newsroom on Bon Jour Control Room

QSL Cards

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

Above:

Two views of the Control Room on Bon Jour


Right:

Aerial mast on Bon Jour

Photo: Ingemar Lindqvist

Photo: Ingemar Lindqvist

Photo: Ingemar Lindqvist

Photo: Ingemar Lindqvist

Below:

The studio on board Bon Jour


Bottom:

The Spotmaster players in the studio

Transmitter on Bon Jour

Photo: Ingemar Lindqvist

Transmitter on Bon Jour

Photo: Ingemar Lindqvist

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