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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FRS History 1980-1989

1986

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On Sunday January 5th & 12th 1986 no Delmare signal was observed on 6205 making the FRS people rather suspicious.

New Relays
Contacting Johan Rood learned that the transmitter was not operational due to technical problems. He added it would be very difficult to obtain some of the parts which were badly needed to repair the big transmitter. Direct result was there were no FRS activities in January and February (and March, April & May would see as well no Delmare relays). That didn't keep Joop ter Zee from producing a number of fresh jingles. In the mean time Peter V. had to show patience....he waited till March and when finding out there was no progress at all in Belgium, he decided to try and find a new relay station as long as Delmare would be off air. A number of stations were approached and this resulted in two serious contacts with the IRRS and Radio Rainbow, both from the Republic of Ireland. It was agreed that on every 2nd Sunday a one hour relay would emanate from the Rainbow outlet on 6240 while on the 3rd & 4th Sunday the IRRS would air the complete FRS programming, 3 hours for each Sunday. Spring 1986 a new info-sheet was produced.
Many broadcasts
The period between May 18th and June 15th must have been rather confusing, not only for the listener but even for the persons involved with FRSH. In 28 days no less than 7 transmissions were to be aired and that's to this very day a FRS-Holland record. A few things happened which need some explanation and weren't expected. Sunday May 18th and 25th the very first 1986 FRS programmes were put on the air, respectively via Radio Rainbow on 6240 (May 18th 10-11 CEST) and the IRRS (May 25th) on 6225 3 hours). The trouble with these transmissions was both were broadcasted one week too late. Not the stations were to be blamed but the postal services since the two parcels were sent by special messenger. Both were delivered more than a week after being sent. A big shame!
Delmare returns
Sunday June 1st saw the unexpected return of the Delmare transmitter. As FRS-Holland could quickly anticipate to this new situation, the May programmes, which would go out via the IRRS, were copied and also sent to P.O.Box 36 in Antwerp. And so it happened that the May programmes not only went out via the IRRS but also via Delmare's 6205 outlet. Signal-strength was very good but the modulation left much to be desired.

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As there were still 3 hours left of the May broadcast which weren't aired via the IRRS, it was agreed these hours would be broadcasted June 8th. When FRS made a deal with a continental station early May, the situation was different. At that moment FRS couldn't know about the June 8th transmission via the IRRS and the return of the Delmare transmitter. The deal was a three hour relay via 6225 & 7315. And so it came all together on that memorable Sunday June 8th 1986: on 6201 FRS via the IRRS and an extra transmission simultaneously on 6225 & 7315 recalling the 60's & 70's hit oldies.

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