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2 x 10Kw Continental Electronics 316B transmitters (serial numbers 32 and 37)

Aerial Height

141’ (43m) high (from deck level). The top 91’ (27.7m) was welded section alloy Sparlight yachting mast. The bottom 50’ (15.2m) was what had survived of the Radio Nord mast.

The station claimed an aerial height of 168’  (51.2m).

The aerial was a wire cage series feed.


There were 2 on-board studios from the Radio Nord days:-

Studio 1

2 x Spotmaster 500 cart machines

2 x TEAC R-310 tape recorders

1 x Gates Studioette mixer unit

2 x Thorens TD124 turntables

Studio 2

AKG D25 microphone

Spotmaster 500 cart machine

Thanks to Ian Anderson for providing information from his research into offshore radio aerial masts (originally published in Offshore Echos Magazine December 2007 and April 2008)

QSL Card

Radio station engineering departments issue QSL cards to verify reception reports received from listeners

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Key Dates

Ship and Location




Key Dates Ship and Location Staff Programmes History On-board studio Turntables Spotmaster cart machine

Left: on-board studio

Below left: one of the turntables

Below right: a Spotmaster cart machine

Transmitter Aerial mast

Top Right: Radio Atlanta’s transmitters

Below Right: the aerial mast on board the Mi Amigo

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