Two views of the transmitters installed on Bon Jour
(2 x 10Kw) Continental Electronics 316B transmitters (Serial Numbers 32 and 37)
120’ (37m) mast with 2 wire umbrella array (later changed to 4 wire)
Radio Nord had some of the most modern and sophisticated technical equipment, both in its landbased studios and on board the Bon Jour.
The landbased studios had a Gates Studioette mixer, Spotmaster 500 cart machines, Gates CB-510 turntables, Ampex tape machines for recording programmes
Onboard were two studios:-
Studio 1 (Used for playing back pre-recorded programmes and live shows) Exactone tape players (replaced early in 1962 by Ampex 351 players); a Gates Binote 2 channel mixer (replaced in early 1962 with a Studioette mixer); Spotmaster 500 cart machines for inserting jingles and commercials into programmes; and Thorens TD 124 turntables
Studio 2 (news and announcements)
Various radios and tape machines used for news gathering; AKG D25 microphone.
Radio station engineering departments issue QSL cards to verify reception reports received from listeners