Xtals

Xtals

A few different types of X-tals used by FRS-Holland

120W TX Set up

120W TX Set up

Custom-built 120W TX, modulator+power supply & SWR

First FRS  studio

First FRS studio

The first studio on PV's attic

First FRS studio

First FRS studio

FRS studio (1982)

FRS studio with 8-tracks

FRS studio with 8-tracks

Right wing of original FRS studio incl. jingle 8-tracks

Program archive

Program archive

The comprehensive program archive on cassette

Studio mixer

Studio mixer

The Dateq GPM8-TI mixing desk

Front view studio

Front view studio

Front view studio incl. mixing desk, mic & Denon CD players

Studio mid left

Studio mid left

Processing equipment, amplifier & equalizer  

Quality One sticker

Quality One sticker

This was FRS' second sticker printed in the late 80s

Trunk with 10W txs

Trunk with 10W txs

This trunk housed the two 10W txs used between 1980-1983

Letterhead

Letterhead

This logo was used on FRS letterheads

Official FRS logo

Official FRS logo

This is the original design of FRS' current logo (design:Willy)

QSL back

QSL back

Back of one of  FRS' QSL cards

First QSL

First QSL

This was FRS-Holland's first QSL card dating back to September 1980.

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In Memory of Tom Taylor/ E.M.R.

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A Free Radio station, starting in 1976, surviving  the 20th century and still being active in 2017, thát is unique. It says it all about the person behind the station I’m referring at: Tom Taylor. A passionate Free Radio enthusiast whose brainchild  European Music Radio served so many listeners with ‘Sunday entertainment’ on short wave. For many older SW listeners the name Barry Stephens will perhaps sound  more familiar.

With great sadness I was informed about Tom passing away at the age of 63 on Monday January 22nd. As a long time radio friend  I feel the need to share some of my personal memories…in Memory of Tom Taylor and E.M.R. TomTaylor Sept2017

When I first started having interest in short wave Free Radio it was 1978. After purchasing my first communications receiver, E.M.R. was one of the very first SW pirates I monitored. My first E.M.R. QSL (as far as I know) dates back to November 19th 1978.

In those days E.M.R was pure magic for me…the station provided good & clear reception and had a varied quite unique programme schedule including former R.N.I.’s World Service presenter AJ Beirens (Carte Blanche & E.M.R. DX), an International Service and Roger Tate who did a great job in the Mail Box programme. Looking into my collection of E.M.R memorabilia- letters, stickers, info sheets including the well known E.M.R. sticker ‘Broadcasting from Europe to Europe’- brings back fond memories. Following a number of letter exchanges, Tom asked me to do the Dutch service on E.M.R. as part of the International Service early 1979. Shortly after it was the first time I visited Tom in London. We would meet up on Liverpool Street Station. Tom drove me to his home at 32 Briscoe Road, Colliers Wood, SW London where he lived with his parents, both being very sweet and caring, truly supporting Tom in running E.M.R. even though they knew it was illegal. From that moment onwards Tom and I  developed a close friendship with our mutual interest in SW Free Radio. Tom happened to be a calm, very friendly and helpful person with much passion for Free Radio on SW by means of E.M.R., the station he founded in 1976.  He showed me interesting places like the Radio Jackie transmitting location,  the station he once worked for in the very early 1970s. In his three wheeler Reliant Robin we went to shops on Tottenham Court Road where you could buy all sort of spare parts for building transmitters. And instead of writing letters Tom introduced the ‘audio letter’ which was completely new to me. A very practical way in exchanging lots of information.

Mid 1979  I intended to start my own SW station: Free Radio Service Holland.  Without Tom’s indespensible help,  FRSH would have never ever made it on the airwaves. He was the one teaching me how to run a SW Free Radio station giving all sorts of practical tips.

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FRS-Holland on Sunday June 19th 2011 (evening broadcast) on 7685 kHz {youtube}9n-UI8ERJZM{/youtube}.
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