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

1992

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Early 1992 FRS offered a new big size red & blue car sticker.

Slow start of the year & collector's items
Apart from an USA test, it would take no less than four months before the first 1992 broadcast would be made. First we look at the test: March 15th it went out on 6283 with presenters Joop ter Zee, JB and Peter Verbruggen. The actual output was no less than 700W from a transmitter purchased a few weeks earlier. Four USA reports came in. Looking at the comprehensive FRS programme library, only very few original programme tapes are missing. Reasons for missing are the raids or in the case of February 27th 1983 not being returned to the FRS headquarters. There must be at least one example of tapes which were recorded but never went on air. Sticker3 Quality One on SWA proposed two hour relay on Sunday March 15th had to be cancelled because the package with programmes arrived after the weekend. Miscommunication meant that the  next two weekends no further attempts were made to put them on air and in the end it was decided to leave it that way. In some way those programme cassettes have become true ‘collector’s items… 

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April and May
Easter Sunday April 19th things went smoothly and via the same OP who would relay us in March, another two hour broadcast went out on 6200 kHz. As from Easter onwards FRSH offered new T-shirts ánd sweat shirts and a large colour A5 size sticker.

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May 17th saw the 3rd broadcast from the aforementioned Belgian site and it would become JB’s final FRS show for the time being. At least: that was what JB announced in his show that day. Later it would appear it was his final one. Peter V. recalls…

“Bobby Speed and I drove already early that Sun morning to Belgium. Arriving at the site, we found out it couldn’t be used because of FM tests. Luckily we could use an alternative one very close to it, still in the direct vicinity of the Belgian-German border. We had to erect the aerial on the roof of a hotel. We tested at 09:25 CET and our monitoring post in Hoogeveen received a fine 6275 kHz signal despite a relatively low hanging aerial some 2 metres above the hotel roof.” 


However: conditions that day were poor and response was very disappointing. Certainly when looking of all the efforts being made for this 6 hour broadcast. It were the best FRS Shows since a long time with the perhaps one of the best ever FRS presenting team consisting of Tony Mitchell, JB, Stefan Kramer, Peter Verbruggen and Joop ter Zee… JB would be doing his final FRS show as he explains in the first of the next two sound clips...

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