We are pleased to announce that the latest meeting of the
Radio Caroline Southampton Support group took place on 26th June from 7pm. at a completely new
venue, The Hamble Club, Beaulieu Road, Hamble-Le-Rice,
near Southampton SO31 4JL
There were Special
guests, the Caroline merchandise stall, raffle prizes
and a bar. This new venue is not too far away from
the old venue and your accommodation at Netley is only a
short drive away from this new club that has its own car
The latest Radio Caroline North
weekend broadcast was on 22nd-23rd June.
monthly broadcasts are online, and on the 648
AM service and also on Manx Radio 1368 AM.
They all take place live on board the iconic
radio ship the Ross Revenge.
Presenters on the June broadcast included,
Johnny Lewis, Chris Pearson, Dave Foster, Andrew
Austin, and Peter Phillips.
For photos of the
click or tap below
A maintenance crew was on board
the Ross Revenge on 8th to 9th June consisting of
Mike Webb, George Johnson, Roland Beaney, Mark Eden,
Nick Farrant, Derek May, André van Os and
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Our retro studio exhibit is still on display at the
Cotswolds motor museum in Bourton on the Water,
Gloucestershire. New features were included
last year when we added a piston from one of our
generators that supplied power to the ship when it was
broadcasting from sea and one of the ships life-rings is
now on display.
Over the bank holiday weekend
25th and 26th May several of our supporters were in
attendance to answer your questions and Caroline
merchandise was on sale.
The Cotswold Motoring Museum’s collections are
full of vehicles, toys and memorabilia from a
bygone age. Maybe you’ll find a classic car just
like the one you learned to drive in, or a
vintage motorbike that reminds you of the one
you used to ride.
For photos click here
digital microscope has professional features in a pocket package
portable microscope has a resolution of
1 micron with built-in illumination from
both above and below the sample. A glass
sample stage allows for samples up to
35mm thick, or samples mounted on
standard microscope slides. Despite all
these professional features, the
microscope folds flat and fits in a
jacket pocket or desk drawer. The
rechargeable battery lasts all day in
normal use. Images and videos are
displayed on an iPad, iPhone or Android
app making it a go-anywhere
high-resolution microscope. The
microscope also works with all laptops.
For more information on ioLight’s
folding microscope, read
the full patent here.
of the world’s first high-resolution
portable microscope, announced that the
United States Patent and Trademark
Office has issued US Patent 10,254,523
B2 entitled ‘Digital Portable
Microscope’ to the UK-based company. The
focus of the patent is the microscope’s
unique folding feature, making it
compact and light enough for
in-the-field use, whilst still
delivering detailed images. The US
patent, which follows the ioLight
microscope’s granted UK patent in May
2018, uses British engineering, with the
design conceptualised and created by
Oxford University-educated Chief
Executive Officers Andrew Monk and
Richard Williams. “We are pleased to
strengthen our intellectual property
protection with the addition of this
patent in the US,” explains Andrew Monk
Co-founder, ioLight. “We have
consistently sought to protect, expand,
and improve uses of our self-contained
portable, high-resolution microscope.
Caroline message- "New Listen Again Service
Over the years we've often been
asked by our loyal listeners whether it would be possible
to listen again to a particular show broadcast by Radio
Caroline. Until now we have not been able to respond – now
We are delighted to announce that
we can now provide a 'Listen Again' service whereby you
can listen to your favourite shows again when you wish,
or for the first time if you missed any. You must be quick
though because each show will only remain available for fourteen
days after it was broadcast.
You won't be able to download a
show, but you can stream any hour you wish using the built-in
media players. The service includes an RSS feed if that
is something that you'd like to use. "
LINK TO LISTEN AGAIN
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Tim Allen, Nick Carter (Bolland), Albert Hood and Martin
Fisher at a recent Southampton Support Group meeting
"Following on from
the sad news about the loss of Jim at the beginning
of February, may I just add my memories and condolences
to all who knew him especially of course to Karen
and his sister Kim.
I met Jim in early 1975,
after hearing him on the air (from his home in New
Milton). He gave out a phone number for those that
heard the broadcast to phone during the following
week. I recognised the number as being one in the
area where I worked at the time.
It didn't take long for
me to track it down (especially as he had said for
those phoning to ask for the service manager), it
was a Hi-Fi shop in the Southbourne area of Bournemouth.
So rather than phone him
I thought I'll get a face to face meeting with this
guy.....so I turned up with my Sony cassette deck
and explained to him that I was having a problem
with making recordings and could he possibly give
it a quick listen, well of course he said yes...…….Jim's
face was a picture when he heard his own voice being
played back to him...….and there began a long friendship.
Of course I have other stories
but don't want to bore you with my memories,
Interview by Roland Beaney many years ago
to Radio Caroline presenter and British Forces Broadcasting
Services manager Chris Pearson who has been appointed the
new Managing Director of Manx Radio. Chris has had a 28-year
career with BFBS, having held station management roles in
Belize, Cyprus, Germany, Northern Ireland, the Falkland
Islands and the United Kingdom. Chris has, for a number
of years, presented shows on Radio Caroline and been our
guest at the Radio Caroline Southampton support group.
Bill Mummery, Chairman of Manx Radio,
told Radio Today: “I am very pleased to announce that the
Board have identified Chris Sully as the new MD for Manx
“He joins us at a pivotal time in
the development of Public Service Broadcasting and the Nation’s
Station. With this appointment we go into 2019 well-equipped
for the challenges and opportunities that the year presents. "we
look forward to him joining the Manx Radio team."
Several excellent photos taken by
John Loader a visitor to the "Ross" recently.
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You can listen to all your favourite
songs on Woodley Nets Anorak Jukebox. Songs include Caroline
- The Fortunes, Man of Action, Because They're Young (Johnnie
Walker theme), Peace - Peter. Also Caroline and Mi-Amigo
jingles. Just added is a recording of the Caroline DJ's
Xmas song from 1944 featuring Tony Allan.
Also features the 1942 Radio Luxemburg
broadcast of an Elvis Presley special. It was called "The
Elvis Presley Gramarathon". It was presented by Tony
Prince and Mark Wesley and includes a rare interview with
Elvis and also quite a few words with a young Todd Slaughter.
To go to the popup player
Week in Radio Tech takes a look at Radio Caroline - interview
with Rob Ashard and Nick Jackson from studio 2 on board
Ross Revenge last night, with technical support from Dave
Click on the thumbnail to watch
the YouTube video. Excellent video which is about one hour
long. Plenty of photos and discussions about Radio Caroline's
Radio Caroline presenters (past
and present) interviews with Roland Beaney. 44 interviews
altogether including, Dave Foster, Alan Watts, Roger Mathews,
Tom Lodge, Rob Leighton, Martin Lewis and Johnny Lewis.
Very interesting reading,
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This year was the Cambridge Rock
Festival's 14th event, with some 75 bands appearing on three
fully covered stages set outdoors in the grounds of Horseheath
Lodge at Linton, Cambridge CB21 4PT
This year's festival took place
between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th July.
Caroline presenters there included,
Barry James, Mike Brill, Lee Shuttlewood, Marc Griffiths
and Phil Meek
To find out more about this
year's Cambridge Rock Festival click this link .
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My Vinyl Record Collection
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Many new cars now come with Digital
radio DAB as standard, for many others its an optional extra
but there are still a lot of cars with no DAB at all.
With DAB expanding and DAB+ adding even more stations many
of them not available on the older DAB radios, you will
be losing out. So if you want to hear dozens of new stations
including in some areas Radio Caroline you should be thinking
about upgrading your car radio. The EZi–DAB–BT is the easiest
way to update your audio system in your car, van or truck
without actually replacing it.
lots more info
Radio Caroline can be heard on DAB+ throughout
the London area. This is great news for suitably equipped
London car users who cannot hear the 648AM signal with clarity
and don't want to mess with mobile device/bluetooth solutions.
If you are located within the M25, the nearer to central
London the better, simply give your DAB+ radio a full scan
and then you should find it. If you're technically minded
the frequency is 'Block 9A - centre Frequency 202.928MHz'.
Predicted coverage map as of 2016 – this does not take
account of transmitter additions since then.
Caroline is also broadcasting to
the following areas on DAB/
Brighton and Hove on DAB+.
The area is home to 275,000 people, not counting the outskirts
where the signal may also carry.
Aldershot. Previously the
Aldershot area was covered by a transmitter in Woking but
reception was patchy so another transmitter has been opened
in Aldershot in addition to the transmitter in Woking
which is still on air. Reception reports have been received
from Fleet and Farnborough and further down the M3
Birmingham area. Try doing
a search on your DAB Radio and save it on one of the buttons.
Please let me know the results of your search on the
contact button below .
Glasgow, fourth largest City
in the UK with 1.2 million residents and home to over 40%
of the Scottish population.
Portsmouth area in DAB +.
Some radios that do not support DAB+ will be unable to find
this new service. According to Solent Radio who are
operating this new service the DAB digital radio transmitter
was relocated to Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill and Ofcom
have also kindly allowed a change to the transmission antenna
which will result in an effective doubling of power. This
means that coverage should be improved in the Southsea,
Gosport, Hayling Island and Waterlooville areas.
Caroline is also on Norwich