20/09/2021 TORradio.org latest news....
Sept-2021 Tests with Magnetic-loops on 42/43M bands went well, and we're currently building more loops
for the 48M and other bands. Last "local" transmission was on mediumwave only as the 105,8 channel
is now in use by a licensed oldies station. Listen out for the new FM allocations in use.
On air today 7/8/21, and despite trying a new aerial setup the interferance problems continue.
I think we'll have to look for another, hopefully more perminant link and output site. So we could be
off-air for a while as we don't currently have the funds available for that!
Transmitter move to new location for the broadcast on 17thJuly went very well, but now we're getting
interferance and forced to use low-power.
Working on another AM transmitter to replace one of the units damaged in a raid in 2020. This should be
ready for use later in the year
3-July-21 Ran a two and a half hour punk/rock/folk special with rants at HMP in SE-London for JAs 50th
this went out as "The B-B-C... BELMARSH BROADCASTING CLUB 104.8 FM"
12-June 2021 only ran for one hour due to noises getting into the link between the studio and TX-site
Broadcasts on the 29th and 30th went well, these shows went out primarily to promote a KTB demo in the
Portsmouth area next weekend. Also repairs on one of the older/original 48 metre band Valve-Based
transmitters had started. I have a replacement audio amplifier, but still need a modulation transformer.
May 2nd spent yesterday in T-square London. Todays b/c was also due on 48M but transmitter modulator
sections failed rather dramatically. Mod-Transformer / Mod-Amp failure. So on 1602 Mediumwave only.
April 17th broadcast some new music and some new rants.
April 1-14 (14 days) Evening transmissions on FM on two seperate frequencies "Transmission Unknown"
March 21,28 The new FM transmitter works well!. It and a 20 watt Mediumwave were on this weekend.
Feb2021. Had a donation, and now have another commercial FM transmitter which should be ready to
go On-Air next month. It's already been tuned to our frequencies, and it's now being tested....
Broadcasts on 20th/21st all OK on 105.8 and 1602, Noises reported on 48M band.
Jan/Feb 2021. More interesting broadcasts, and a few new bands. so expect to hear some new rants
and music over the coming few months. a couple of the last broadcasts were cut-short by rain/snow
in the linking-kit and transmitters. The backup 48M transmitter has now been repaired.
Dec 2020. New linking kit being tested this month, Also Repairs to one of the older HF transmitters.
It's the standby Valve-Based 48M band TX that needs repair/service. The link is being installed as
a remote studio link this month. ALSO, Just picked-up a compressor-limiter for the Mid-Kent studio.
27th Dec rain stops play as water de-tuned the 48m band antenna. 1602 Mediumwave is still all OK.
1-NOV-2020 Studio time now reffered to as UTC instead of GMT in protest against UK isolationism.
31-oct and 1-Nov 2020 new rants and music. low power on 48M as the O/P site is really not good!
10-Oct-2020 Loads of music, and latest rants some interferance on AM, but FM all OK.
01/02 Oct. 1820-0530 on 1602 / 105.8. then 6400 kHz AM, then back to 105.8 until 1030GMT
3rd/4th Sept. testing the audio stream using a remote micro system (pi-based) and a wi-fi link
ran for 16 hours with loads of music through the night, and music/political rants during the day.
7-aug-2020 music from all the usual bands including some local talent and a few tracks from new bands
broadcasts at the start of the month 1st/2nd cut short due to generator / power problems
More kit bought, We have almost enough kit for another studio to be set-up many thanks for your help!
Had a donation and bought a secondhand soundcraft mixer for one of the studios. in use June/July 2020.
Managed to sell some of our old household things here and buy another Low-Power 1602kHz transmitter
Tests at the end of March and through april will be using some of the older kit. The newer AM and
SSB transmitters were lost over the past couple of months, so old-kit out of storage and back into use.
Our feb/march transmissions were ended early by an attack on the output site resulting in the loss
of the 1602 mediumwave transmitter it's link and the use of the site for any future broadcasts.
Sat 8th Feb. 6400 and 1602 rants against canadian government and R.C.M.P. About gas pipeline on
Wet'Suwet'en First-Nations teritory without the consent of the chiefs.
End of Jan start of Feb there have been engineering tests on 6400kHz AM using two of the old valve-
based transmitters and a replacement aerial-tuning-unit. Testing on 6400 and 6995 will continue 1/2 Jan.
The test on 31/1/2020 ended with an appeal for help replacing the shortwave SSB transmitter.
The transmissions on the 18th/19th of Jan were stopped once again by faults in the aerial system.
When the 42 Metre band (6995 kHz USB) transmitter was powered-up the aerial tuning unit failed to
match and destroyed the transmitter. This was the stations only high-power transmitter, and now only
a low-power (125 Watt) unit is available until it is repaired or replaced. Next transmissions will be
on the 48 Metre band on the original frequency of 6400kHz AM, until the transmitter is replaced.
If you have a 250 to 750watt marine/broadcast shortwave set we can have, please get in touch !
Sat 04 Jan 2020. Weekend transmission All Ok. Activity at output site cut sunday broadcasts short.
Saturday 21st (Winter Solstice) was spent in Ramsgate at a punk gig. and then back to base to set-up for
the transmissions 1602 and 6995USB. 6995kHz is now the staions main frequency and only occasionaly on the
48m band frequency of 6400kHz. Tones now precede transmissions.
Been doing some repairs on the 250 watt SSB transmitter, and testing the 1602 AM mediumwave kit.
in preperation for the broadcasts next weekend. (21/22 Dec 2019). Also Checking out the 45 foot mast.
Text for the Oct/Nov broadcasts is up. (see the text-files above) MP3 will follow shortly. This weekend
is on Six-Nine-Nine-Five USB. The main 48M band sender will be on again in December.
The next political broadcasts for December will be released Early December. Keep an ear out for it.
November transmissions (early-hours) are more on greed, and politics / voting / Anti-Fascism. These are
still on 6995kHz USB and locally on 1602 / VHF-FM.
Transmission on the 21st went all ok with 20Watts on 1602 and 80W on 6995USB. But on 22nd the antenna
refused to match to to the 48M (6400kHz) transmitter. and caused it to fail. The 6995USB was put on-air
while the reserve transmitter was set-up. This was used tor the remainder of the broadcast. The reserve
unit is a FET based 60 watt unit and doesn't sound as warm as the valve based main-TX (now being repaired).
Mediumwave transmitter has now been repaired It was recovered from site after a recent broadcast when rain
had got into the power supply. The FM and shortwave transmitters were all Ok.
The station has been on-air for a few hours a few times a month for the past few months.
Usually 6400 and 3945, (as well as FM and Mediumwave locally). Also, the ssb tests on 43metres have been
more regular for the past four broadcasts using our 250 watt SSB transmitter (For Night broadcasts).
Feed is ONLY available via the "Harrys-Playground" maze at qq22.net Please don't ask for a link!
3945 in the 75M band, 6400 (and other) in the 48M band, also occasionally in the 43M band on SSB.
poss on other SW frequencies. Various VHF/FM worldwide, and locally on mediumwave at 1602kHz.