Another Radio Caroline North broadcast
weekend is now happening this weekend the 14th and 15th
These 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 will include,
Steve Anthony, Johnny
Lewis, Dave Foster, Peter Phillips, Barry James, and
SCHEDULE and PODCASTS
Another year has passed and the
Radio Caroline Southampton support group meetings have continued
to grow. The group was formed when Radio Caroline and Laser
558 were broadcasting from sea but when the broadcasts from
the ships closed the group numbers began to drop although
a few kept it going by having meetings in their houses.
When I took over we found a club in Netley called the Netley
Victoria club near where many of the original members lived
nearby and we were given a small room. We outgrew that room
and moved to the main part of the club when numbers grew
to over 60.
Our first meeting this year was
held at this club but sadly the club closed and we moved
to the Hamble Social club for our June, September
and November meetings. This has proved to be a big success
with numbers increasing even more. We now have a much bigger
room with a stage and alcove for our buffets and more room
to park. We've also been honoured to have some very special
guests this year including DJs and engineers that kept the
generators going back in the days the station broadcast
from the high seas.
Thank you to everyone that have
joined us this year some travelling many miles from Wales,
Yorkshire, Cornwall in fact from all over the country and
some from abroad. The next meeting is planned for March
and we will confirm the date soon, we hope to see you all
again then. For now, have an excellent Christmas and New
The latest meeting of the Radio
Caroline Southampton Support group took place on Wednesday
27th November at The Hamble Club, Beaulieu Road, Hamble-Le-Rice,
near Southampton SO31 4JL .
Our Special guest was David Cornwallis
Marles Steering Boxes who brought his
Radio Caroline car along.
Peter Chicago also joined us to
answer some more of your questions. Also Albert
and Georgina Hood were very welcome visitors
Message from regular visitor
Dave Webb "Thanks very much to Roland Beaney for
organising another very successful Free Radio meeting down
in Hamble-Le-Rice this evening. It was nice to catch up
with Phil Meek, Alan Watts, Dave Williams, William
Smith, Christopher Levy, Chris Martin, Chris
Cooper and an especially nice surprise to see Mandy
Marton. As on the other occasions he's visited us, Peter
Chicago's stories of the things he's been involved in with
Radio Caroline, RNI, Mi Amigo etc. held the audience enthralled. The
guy is a legend. It was also very good to see Albert and
Georgina made the long trip down from Essex and always interesting
to hear the up to date information on the station from Alan
Beech. Time flew by and so thanks to Phil Meek for the lift
that saved an hour on my journey home. You are an absolute
Gentleman and I hope your trip back to Gloucestershire was
Click below for latest meeting photos
The maintenance team were back onboard
this weekend the 30th of November and 1st of December.
On Sunday they accepted the National
Historic Ships UK Marsh Christian Trust winning team award
on behalf of all the people that have looked after the ship
for many years.
Photos to follow on the link
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You can listen to all your favourite
anorak songs and jingles 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 1972 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.
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US ABC Radio network correspondent
(and ex-Laser jock), Tom Rivers with a report from the MV
Ross Revenge on Radio Caroline North. This was carried coast-to-coast
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
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
ioLight digital microscope
has professional features in a pocket package
The ioLight 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.
ioLight, creator 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
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
Click photo below to
Tim Allen, Nick Carter (Bolland),
Albert Hood and Martin Fisher at a recent Southampton Support
"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
Several excellent photos taken by
John Loader a visitor to the "Ross" recently.
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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. Number 3 on playlist.
Excellent video which is about one hour long. Plenty of
photos and discussions about Radio Caroline's history
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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Last 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
The 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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Radio Caroline History
Anorak Man (Roland Beaney)
My Vinyl Record Collection
Clive Pearce Diary 2004
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
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