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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Special moments (1)

When broadcasting for such a long period, there are always a number of remarkable things to remember. For instance that Sunday in February 1980 when an attempt was made for a first test on 6265 kHz. Everything which could go wrong went wrong. The tx couldn't be tuned up properly, the aerial did not hang any higher than a clothesline and to make matters even worse: we got an unwanted visit in the person of the mayor of the town we were transmitting from who apparently was walking with his beloved little doggie. The transmitting gear was lying all over the ground, he approached Peter V. & Bobby S. and mumbled: "mmm, radio electric equipment." Then he left. Seconds later Speed shouted: "pack up and go!" and we never left the location faster than on that particular Sunday.

Another date to remember is Sun December 20th 1981, the 17th regular FRS transmission in succession and the second annual X‑Mas broadcast. What was going on? Peter had already put all transmitting equipment in his car the day before on Saturday evening. It was a very cold night and when FRSH Christmas programmes started up just before 10 CET that Sunday, it appeared the cassette machine was completely frozen . As a result the programme cassette was playing at an irregular speed... indeed it was sounding 'just a bit different'. Some 30 minutes later a new machine was put into service.

Sunday September 20th 1981 Peter arrived at his house after putting FRS on the air. He never stayed on the actual transmitting location but only returned to change programme cassettes. The 41 mb signal was so weak at his home receiver that he decided to go back to the location to retune the tx. But the signal remained weak. At 11.00 CET hours Peter had enough of it and switched off 7315. Two weeks later it appeared 41 metres had been doing very well. Only: what Peter didn't know was that conditions were a bit weird. Up till that moment he always had received good signals at his home, so that situation was very uncommon to him...

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