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#1 Radio Caroline North by BigJohn 09.08.2018 22:12

One thing I have always wondered about the original RCN in the 60's. The ship was Ď moored in Ramsey Bay'

Was this INSIDE the then UK limit? Would the IoM have its OWN limit? Therefore the Marine Õffences Act would not have applied to the waters around the IoM??? SO- could RCN have continued legally broadcasting after 14th. August 1967? Only thing illegal would be the frequency used. It was not internationally allocated to the IoM. Could they have purchased a frequency?




Can anyone with a little more knowledge than myself clarify the situation for me? Thanks in advance.

#2 RE: Radio Caroline North by coastie 14.08.2018 22:17

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Yes, Caroline North use to openly announce that they were within territorrial waters in Ramsey Bay. They used to say this each night at closedown. I remember one very stormy night when the "Caroline" moved position so as to get shelter and I believe permission was given then so that they could anchorage in their new position.

#3 RE: Radio Caroline North by BigJohn 15.08.2018 13:45

Interesting Coastie. And the IoM could legally supply them with supplies. MOA would not apply. BUT- of course- the ADVERTISERS - if based in the UK- WOULD be contravening the MOA. Hence their funding would be gone.

#4 RE: Radio Caroline North by coastie 16.08.2018 15:29

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That was the trouble, the advertisers had colly wobbles so the funds were starting to dry up.
Fake adverts were being played (Remember "Bessies Jelly Babies?" not to be confused with "Bassetts Jelly Babies") in the hope of things looking "normal".

#5 RE: Radio Caroline North by alec 20.10.2018 18:55

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Caroline North

Radio Caroline North returns this coming weekend 20th - 21st October live from our historic radioship Ross Revenge.

http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/#home.html

So join her online via the Caroline North 'Listen' button , on Manx Radio 1368 AM, and on 648 AM for more watery wireless from the River Blackwater.

Your emails are welcome at memories@radiocaroline.co.uk and remember, it's the only one that gets you straight through directly onboard.

#6 RE: Radio Caroline North by BigJohn 21.10.2018 21:44

Thanks for the link Alec. Enjoyed listening over the weekend. 648kHz coming in particularly well to the East Midlands. In fact- a better signal at 1 kW than 1368 at 20kW. One thing I have always wondered- maybe you could enlighten me No6- do the DAB+ transmitters carry Radio Caroline North on these special weekends?

#7 RE: Radio Caroline North by alec 22.10.2018 09:52

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Quote: BigJohn wrote in post #6
Thanks for the link Alec. Enjoyed listening over the weekend. 648kHz coming in particularly well to the East Midlands. In fact- a better signal at 1 kW than 1368 at 20kW. One thing I have always wondered- maybe you could enlighten me No6- do the DAB+ transmitters carry Radio Caroline North on these special weekends?


The Manx Tx is directional to the South to avoid interference with other (now obsolete) UK-stations - though there is no more need for that as those UK stations have been closed in the meanwhile
This (as far as I know) 2nd mast needed to achieve this 'directional' transmitting costs extra money - why they don't switch off this 2nd mast to save this extra money I don't know

This also explains why Coastie (Anglesey) has excellent 1368khz reception but reception in Ireland is worse : http://emeraldsdr.ddns.net:8073/

#8 RE: Radio Caroline North by number6 22.10.2018 17:35

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I honestly don't know BigJohn. I have never been to an area with Caroline on DAB.
My guess would be that DAB was the same as the main channel, so it would only be on from 2pm - 9pm on Sundays.

#9 RE: Radio Caroline North by BigJohn 22.10.2018 22:12

Wish they would turn it off Alec. We would get super reception here in the middle of the UK. Thanks no 6. I suppose they need to keep the normal (Ofcom-approved) service somewhere on these RCN weekends otherwise Ofcom could get a bit shirty.
Wonder what Ofcom think of the Manx Radio Carnaby Street being broadcast on MW to eastern England?

#10 RE: Radio Caroline North by number6 23.10.2018 11:55

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Around the time of the first Manx weekend after 648 came on air, Ofcom asked some question, then just dropped it.
Probably thought that they had bigger issues, dealing with swearing on records being aired before watershed, political balance in chat radio and the constant radical output of some minority stations.

#11 RE: Radio Caroline North by BigJohn 23.10.2018 21:51

Iím very pleased Caroline didnít have to compromise by carrying different programmes on the RCN weekends. To be honest- all the advertisers on Carnaby Street are local to the Isle of Man- and I doubt any IoM listeners tune to 648!!

I can see the attraction of Manx for the 648 kHz transmitter though- as it promotes the IoM and its attractions to a wider audience in eastern England. Long may it continue. These weekends are truly magical.

#12 RE: Radio Caroline North by alec 09.11.2018 12:49

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Radio Caroline North - Next broadcast is 24th & 25th November 2018 Radio Caroline North live from the worlds last remaining true offshore radio Ship, Ross Revenge with Manx Radio on 648 and 1368AM and online. More info at: www.radiocaroline.co.uk

#13 RE: Radio Caroline North by BigJohn 10.11.2018 10:22

Thanks for the info Alec. And thank goodness for the Manx government!

#14 RE: Radio Caroline North by alec 19.11.2018 19:10

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Schedule for Radio Caroline North - 648 and 1368 khz AM

Saturday Nov. 24th 2018

0000 Continuous Caroline Music
0600 Chris Pearson
0830 Carnaby Street with Chris Williams from Manx Radio
1030 Johnny Lewis
1230 Grant Benson
1430 Peter Philips
1630 Steve Anthony
1900 Dave Foster
2100 Andrew Austin

Sunday Nov. 25th 2018

0000 Clive Derek
0300 Bill Rollins
0600 Ray Clark
0900 Peter Philips
1100 Grant Benson
1300 Steve Anthony
1700 Andrew Austin
1900 Dave Foster with Johnny Lewis
2100 Close

Happy listening

Listen to Radio Caroline North: (not sure if all streams will work ? )

http://tx.sharp-stream.com/icecast.php?i=manxradioam.mp3
http://edge-event-04-cr.sharp-stream.com/manxradioam.mp3 (copy > paste into your own player )
https://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/am/
https://onlineradiobox.com/im/manxam/?cs=im.manxam&played=1
http://sc2.radiocaroline.net:8100
http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/#manx_info.html
via Chester WebsDr.: http://cheshiresdr.co.uk:8073/
1368 khz AM and on 648 khz AM on your MW Radio UK S/E and Dutch coast
The Manx Radio 1368 khz am reception will be also available via www.yellsoundfm.radiostream123.com
also: http://83.162.220.82:8073/?f=648.00amz12

#15 RE: Radio Caroline North by BigJohn 19.11.2018 21:45

Alec you are so good and dedicated. It IS appreciated by us ALL!!

#16 RE: Radio Caroline North by alec 20.11.2018 12:02

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Quote: BigJohn wrote in post #15
Alec you are so good and dedicated. It IS appreciated by us ALL!!

- I try to keep the forum alive ....
I hope for you British that Manx will be back to their 10KWs or 20 KWs by then - at the moment they transmit with 1-2,5 KWs (omnidirectional though) only due to antenna maintenance construction works

#17 RE: Radio Caroline North by BigJohn 20.11.2018 21:33

Many thanks for the update Alec. I didnít know that. I would have been surprised on Saturday that the reception isnít so good. But- on the other hand- it gives us an opportunity to test reception of omnidirectional transmitter from the Manx site. Who know- reception could be better for us over here in mid-England!

#18 RE: Radio Caroline North by coastie 22.11.2018 20:09

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Quote: alec wrote in post #16
Quote: BigJohn wrote in post #15
Alec you are so good and dedicated. It IS appreciated by us ALL!!


I hope for you British that Manx will be back to their 10KWs or 20 KWs by then - at the moment they transmit with 1-2,5 KWs (omnidirectional though) only due to antenna maintenance construction works



That might explain the drop in signal strength and quality in last months RCN weekend.

#19 RE: Radio Caroline North by BigJohn 22.11.2018 21:37

We have friends in Penrhyn Bay Chris- so far we havenít been able to get over there for a RCN weekend - but I should imagine reception on 1368 is excellent- given thereís only seawater between them!!!

#20 RE: Radio Caroline North by alec 24.11.2018 16:31

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