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 1990-1999

1991

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Sunday March 17th saw the first activities of 1991.

Disappointing 1991 start 
FRS had no other choice than using 7290 kHz which was a very clear channel but at the same time an out-of-band frequency. Signal strength was fair and modulation good; all in all it was a fairly satisfactory broadcast with a modest response. Already on April 21st FRS returned with  25W of power. The broadcast lasted just over 3 hours and FRS suffered  slight interference from Ozone Radio whose signals emanated from the Irish Republic.

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Sunday May 12th yet another attempt was made to cross the Atlantic. Following previous unsuccessful tests, FRS was more lucky this time. At 01.00 UTC two hours of programmes commenced on 15046 with 50W. A week later two reports from Massachusetts,U.S.A. were grabbed from the mailbox. By the way: in January 1991 the Gulf War started with the US and alliers bombing Iraqi targets. That month 'Peace' from Peter was re-released...since August 1980 all FRS-Holland broadcasts signed with this 1970 record.Single cover Peace_Peter Gosling_1970CD cover Peace_Peter_1991

100th regular broadcast
Following the 10th anniversary in October 1990, Sunday May 19th 1991 marked another milestone in FRS’ history: the 100th regular broadcast! A 5 hour broadcast was put out with 120W on 6225 with a line-up consisting of Stefan Kramer, Mark Stafford, Joop ter Zee, Gerd and Peter Verbruggen. The transmitter OP encountered huge problems hanging up the aerial. For Gerd it would be                                        his final International Listener's Show as he was moving out of FRS City. A new job was waiting on him. Certainly a loss because Gerd had been very well substituting his predecessor Chris. The good news however was Gerd would be continuing his FRS goes DX magazine contributions!

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