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Joop ter Zee returns
Very positive was the return of mainstay Joop ter Zee in August. He had been responsible for the FRS Golden Show and started with a brand new programme
called Sounds Alternative. Joop explains a few things ....... (two audio cuts: JtZee about his return & extracts first Sounds Alternatives August 15th 1982).

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August 29th saw no 5th Sunday broadcast because of the happenings two weels earlier. Peter V. felt it was better to keep the station silent for a few weeks… The 3rd Sunday September 1982 broadcast had to be cancelled. When arriving in the wood to erect the aerials on Saturday evening at 19.30, much too our surprise we were in the middle of a party going on, organised by Bobby Speed's younger brother. Most of the partygoers planned to sleep at the location, so it was goodbye 3rd Sunday. One week later on Sunday September 26th the transmission took place in the pouring rain. Already on Saturday evening the aerial was erected and all transmitting gear was left behind on the secret location….in the pouring rain because later that evening and the entire night it was raining cats and dogs. As a result Peter had quite some difficulties in tuning up the rig properly that Sunday morning: the tx had become a little wet. Although Peter was convinced that the tx wasn’t tuned up properly, the opposite was the case witness a call from Barry Stephens receiving 7315 kHz with a superb signal that morning! The following programme schedule, which would remain unchanged till October 1983, was to be heard:  

09.54

Station-opening  

10.02

German Service

Michael

10.30

Free Radio Spot   

11.00

English Service

Barry Stephens 

11.30 

FRS Goes DX   

Peter Verbruggen

12.00

Musical Express

Fred van Es 

12.30

Int. Listener’s Letter Show

Chris & Peter

13.15

Sounds Alternatives

Joop ter Zee

14.00

Close Down

New 40W rigs, pop poll
Sunday
October 17th and 31st saw good conditions and passed by without serious problems. Although…there was always ‘something’ which happened in those days and perhaps that is just making operations on a secret location very exciting! On the 3rd October Sunday,
FRS had to switch to 7310 because of utility on 7315 and 7325. For the two hour 5th Sunday broadcast on October 31st no less than 50 letters were received. Sounds Alternative was repeated because two weeks earlier Radio Tirana Int. using 7310 was causing interference after 13:00 CET. The 48 mb rig was about to be put back in service in October but the inverter converting the car battery’s 12V into 320v HT failed to start up. Talking of car batteries: a brand new & heavy 320 Amps car battery was achieved to power the 10W rigs as from October 31st onwards. In this way there wouldn’t be any more problems with car batteries going flat by the end of a broadcast. In the mean time two new 40W transmitters were obtained by FRS-Holland. Both were former E.M.R. transmitters which had almost never been used because Barry Stephens had always been very satisfied with his 10W transmitters. It was the idea to use at least one of these rigs in the New Year. In November FRS News, an UK free radio magazine published the results of an pop poll and FRS-Holland took up a fair 5th position behind stations such as Caroline SW and Radio Nova Dublin.FRS News28 PopPoll_Nov1982_500 Talking of magazines...the famous Dutch Free Radio Magazine published part 1 of a two-volume article about the Free Radio Service Holland. More information in the 1983 article! SeasonalGreetings FRSTeam_Dec82_50
With the traditional X-Mas Party FRS said goodbye to 1982. Sunday December 19th it was the first time since January that two frequencies were occupied. It was not the original 10W transmitter but one of the new 40W transmitters being used on 6237 kHz in the 48 mb. A new auto reverse cassette machine was installed enabling the FRS people to return only once for a tape change during an entire broadcast, a further reduction of the risk being caught by the authorities (two audio cuts: FRS XMas Party 1 & 2 December 19th 1982). 

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