Akai DB4000 tape recorder

Akai DB4000 tape recorder

This one was used for producing our first jingle sets

FRS 40th Anniversary CD

FRS 40th Anniversary CD

Front of 2020 FRS Souvenir CD 

Joop ter Zee

Joop ter Zee

Joop ter Zee in first FRS studio August 1980

Dateq mixing desk

Dateq mixing desk

The 8-channel mixing desk  in PV's studio

7700 tx

7700 tx

Part of the 7700 tx

Cassette Player

Cassette Player

Hanging in tree to avoid RF feedback (in Magic Forest 1981)

Peace

Peace

Cover 'Peace' CD (original station tune since 1980)

FRS Logo

FRS Logo

The FRS logo (with headphone)

Patch & DBX

Patch & DBX

Part of the Patchbay & DBX mic processor

FRS Booklet

FRS Booklet

Cover 40th Anniversary booklet

FRS 10W txs

FRS 10W txs

The original trunk on location with two 10W txs

40W rig

40W rig

40W tx never used (confiscated in Jan. 1983)

8-track Jingle machine

8-track Jingle machine

Used in the early years

Rode mic

Rode mic

Rode broadcaster (studio mic)

SRS Award

SRS Award

SRS  (Sweden) Award 1997

QSL 40th Anniversary

QSL 40th Anniversary

This special QSL was issued in Nov. 2020

FRS goes DX scripts

FRS goes DX scripts

Handwritten scripts were commom inthe 1980s

Pams Jingle Master

Pams Jingle Master

Original tape master from Pams (1987)

Magic Forest

Magic Forest

Between Aug.1980- Jan.1983 all broadcasts emanated from the Magic Forest

Optimod

Optimod

The Optimod is used for the audio processing

QSL Febr. 2007

QSL Febr. 2007

Special QSL issued for broadcast #153

Antennas

Antennas

Antennas for different freqs

QSL July 1980

QSL July 1980

First QSL issued for first successful test 

Valves in 10W tx

Valves in 10W tx

807, L6L & ECC82

Mail

Mail

Many letters from many countries

Studio Dave Scott

Studio Dave Scott

Dave Scott's studio

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A little Introduction...

This is the official site of the Free Radio Service Holland, a non-commercial & non-religious free radio station operating on the short wave bands. Independent and free.... The station started on Sunday August 31st 1980. Eversince more than 35 years have passed with ups and downs. No doubt more ups than downs. What kept (and keeps!) us going can be best described as "for the love of (free) radio". In the knowledge we do operate independently, our station output consists of a wide variety of ingredients in which quality pop music from the past 5 decades plays a vital role. In addition FRS provides its listening audience with radio related items in various shows and not to forget radio information in 'FRS Goes DX'. One of our jingles says 'Radio is our passion' and one of our slogans 'A Balance between Music and Information joint to one Format'.  Perhaps these two slogans reflect best what FRS stands for...
This website represents 35+ years of FRS-Holland. An in depth look in the life of a free radio station. Photos, illustrations, audio clips but most of all information....our complete & detailed history year by year.
With this website we make it our aim to secure FRS-Holland's heritage, publishing it to all free radio enthusiasts and friends who are well disposed towards us.
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