(Editors note: This brings back a lot of memories of growing up in the ’60’s for me even here in Canada.)
The Essex-based Martello Tower Group will be operating special event station GB5RC from the MV Ross Revenge, home of Radio Caroline, to commemorate five decades of offshore radio broadcasting
Operation is expected to occur from August 5-8. The group will set up two stations actually on the world famous Ross Revenge which is located on a fixed mooring in the River Blackwater in Essex.
Verticals for 40m, 20m (adjustable for 17m), 15m (adjustable for 12m) and 10m will be set-up on the stern of the ship.
The two stations will operate simultaneously with full UK legal output power and a special QSL card will be available.
Radio amateurs were instrumental in keeping Radio Caroline on the air in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Among them was Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society member Carl Thomson G3PEM who was Chief Radio Engineer on both Radio Caroline North and Radio Caroline South in the mid 1960’s.
Martello Tower Group