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

Search

Listeners' Memories

Article Index

Unfortunately I have not been able to pursue the radio hobby since early 1995 due to a variety of (personal) reasons and commitments. Indeed, all my radio-related files, cassette tapes and equipment have been like scattered into storage at various locations. However, in recent times I have been accessing some of my old files and tapes and began refreshing my memory. With increasing use of the Internet finding such sites as yours, starting to scan 'items' from files and digitising tapes to computer files I am at least able to regain a little of the hobby. QSL AlbertFord 17 11 1985 2 QSL AlbertFord 17 11 1985 1
Looking now to my FRSH file. As I mentioned, my first letter to you appears to be dated 18 November 1985 (I kept handwritten carbon copies back then - no computer or even typewriter!) This included a basic reception report for Sunday 17 November 1985 and I see that I had enjoyed the variety of your programs that day. Laser and other Offshore news in FRS Goes DX, Daniel Kaye German program, mention for RN produced literature etc. Plus I gave my Christmas greetings message. I am pleased to say that in response you kindly sent me a personal letter QSL card, station sticker and info sheets which I received 10 January 1986. This was followed by a copy of FRS Goes DX issue 42 received 22 January 1986. Following my letters during October 1990 (I see that I kept a lot of program content notes in my reception report for 21 October 1990 - 0950 to 1330 UTC approx.) I am pleased to say you kindly sent me a special souvenir package containing the important 10th birthday QSL, long personal letter and copy FRS Goes DX issue 101/102 and info. sheets. I also have a few other QSL's from packages received from you between 1985 and 1990 and would be happy to try sending scans if they would be of interest. My very last letter to you appears to be dated 28 January 1991 but I have no noted response to that. Unfortunately I did not have a reception report to include on that occasion anyway. QSL AlbertFord 18 05 1986 1 QSL AlbertFord 18 05 1986 2 Between 1991 and 1995 is a mystery at the moment. Will need to research and check my old general log-books when I am able to access. Thank you & 73s, Albert E. Ford.

 

 

Website last modified

  • Last Modified: Thursday 12 August 2021, 12:23:52.

FRS on YouTube