Come and spend an evening with me in a 1960s English pub. We walk through the door when the pub opens. We meet the barmaids, the locals and regulars drift in, the juke box plays… In this episode, I spend an evening chatting, drinking beer and people watching. This should be interesting as I’ll be chatting in first person, present tense.
I had what was probably one of the first CB rigs in the country. It was the early 70s and I had an American AM rig. This was when no one else was on 27mHz. The band was quiet, until one evening when a voice emanated from the speaker…
Our familiar policeman cycles past and waves, the postman delivers the second post of the day, a lady pops into a red phone box to make a call… England in the 1950s and 1960s was far removed from the 2000s. The workplace, the schools, fashion, mini-skirts, hippies, pubs, teenagers, music, love… step back in time with me!
I’d never thought myself to be a DJ, until I met Kirsty. Known as ‘The Girl’ she was a DJ on a London pirate radio station. She had her own studio, she was professional, and when she asked me to co-host her weekly show with her, I couldn’t believe it! This is the story of ‘The Girl’, pirate radio, the studio, the music, the beer, the vodka… and me. Please follow me to keep up with the latest podcasts.
Cars, girls and radios… not a good mix? In this episode, I recall the happy times during the 1960s and 70s when I had cars fitted with aerials, amateur radio and CB gear… and girls. I hope you enjoy my recollections of chatting on CB and amateur radio, visiting pubs and going clubbing, chatting to girls and…. all at the same time? Please follow me to keep up with the latest podcasts.
Cars, girls and radios… not a good mix? I recall the happy times during the 1960s and 70s when I had cars fitted with aerials, amateur radio and CB gear… and girls. I hope you enjoy my recollections of chatting on CB and amateur radio, visiting pubs and going clubbing and…. all at the same time?
Radio and television was very different in the 50s and 60s. There was one TV channel in the UK, the BBC. There were three BBC stations on long and medium wave - news, classical music and light music. So, the youngsters flocked to Radio Luxembourg on 208. But that was only available at night. Then, the pirates arrived, Independent Television arrived... ... and things changed dramatically. Please follow to keep up with the latest podcasts.
I was only fifteen when I started work. Fun in the radio and TV workshop, fun in the pubs and clubs… life couldn’t have been better! From my initiation in a cardboard box with a fan heater to losing a customer’s television… being an apprentice was all go! Please subscribe to keep up with the latest podcasts.
Many years ago, I was a marine radio engineer working on the boats. Do you remember listening to coastguard stations and ships on the Trawler Band? Niton Radio, Humber Radio, Dover coastguard... In this episode, I recall some of my visits to various boats to sort out their radio gear, some of which ended up in the sea! I also recall the many hours I spent listening (and talking) on 2182kHz on the trawler band. Please subscribe to keep up with the latest podcasts.
Recollections of the CCF, Combined Cadet Force, radio communications on 5330kHz Delta Oscar. Pirates, authentication codes, 19 sets, regular nets... They were happy days! Please subscribe to keep up with the latest podcasts.
This is my first episode which is about the happy days of pirate radio on the short wave band known as Echo Charlie 6.6 mHz. Many UK radio amateurs began their radio hobby as pirates using WS No 19 set radios on Echo Charlie. Here, I talk about those heady days. Please subscribe to keep up with the latest podcasts.