Caroline now on Brighton DAB+
Caroline is now broadcasting to Brighton and Hove on DAB+. The area is home to 275,000 people, not counting the outskirts where the signal may also carry.
Caroline has now also got a DAB transmitter in Aldershot. It went on the air on the 1st of November. Previously the Aldershot area was covered by a transmitter in Woking but reception was patchy so another transmitter has been opened in Aldershot in addition to the transmitter in Woking which is still on air. Reception reports have been received from Fleet and Farnborough and further down the M3
Radio Caroline is also available on DAB in the Birmingham area. Try doing a search on your DAB Radio and save it on one of the buttons. Please let me know the results of your search on the contact button below .
Radio Caroline on DAB can also be heard across Glasgow, fourth largest City in the UK with 1.2 million residents and home to over 40% of the Scottish population.
Also Radio Caroline are now transmitting in stereo to the Portsmouth area in DAB plus. Some radios that do not support DAB+ will be unable to find this new service. As a guide, look for the DAB+ logo or green Digital Radio tick mark. According to Solent Radio who are operating this new service the DAB digital radio transmitter was relocated to Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill and Ofcom have also kindly allowed a change to the transmission antenna which will result in an effective doubling of power. This means that coverage should be improved in the Southsea, Gosport, Hayling Island and Waterlooville areas. To listen to the services broadcasting to the Portsmouth area, you’ll need to rescan your radio by doing an ‘Autotune’ or ‘Scan".
Radio Caroline Racing Car at Brands Hatch 2016
From Radio Caroline/Flashback DJ Tony Christian
I have just returned from Brands Hatch where I spent an enjoyable afternoon with Caroline DJ Rob Ashard and David Cornwallis, the driver of our Radio Caroline Racing car. The weather was really foggy driving up to the venue but once inside, it turned out warm and sunny. David had completed his practice lap with a respectable time which he was very happy with. We had a nice chat with his wife and friends who were racing other cars. Rob and I then made our way to the Kentagon for some coffee and lunch which David kindly treated us to. Once we had finished lunch and made our way outside to the circuit we discovered that thick fog had come out of nowhere making the circuit barely visible. Sadly the race was then called off due to the weather conditions, so we never got to see the car in action, but all agreed that we had had a brilliant day anyway. David said that he would keep us posted when he races next season so we will look forward to that.
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Ross Revenge now has a Defibrillator
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of premature death but with immediate treatment many lives can be saved. It occurs because the electrical rhythm that controls the heart is replaced by chaotic disorganised electrical rhythm. The quicker this can be treated by defibrillation the greater the chance that the patient can be saved. Defibrillators are very effective and easy to use and they are designed to be used by lay persons, the machines guide the operator by verbal instruction and visual prompts.
They are safe and will not allow a shock to be given unless the hearts rhythm requires it. They are also designed to be stored for long periods without use and require very little routing maintenance. With Radio Caroline's ship the Ross Revenge, like any ship at sea the emergency services are unlikely to arrive quickly enough to resuscitate the ships crew or visitors, so it is very important to have the best first aid equipment available.
A defibrillator is part of the equipment that we now have thanks to our generous supporters Steve and Ann Swallow. We are also very grateful to the visitors at our latest Southampton support group meeting who helped us to raise money to buy additional medical and safety equipment for the Ross Revenge.
Waverley sails around the Ross...
In 2015 the Paddle Steamer Waverley sailed around the Ross Revenge at its new location on the River Blackwater. We now have a couple of new photos of the two ships together. See link below
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Ross Revenge move to River Blackwater 2014
After spending ten years at Tilbury the MV Ross Revenge was moved to her new home, moored on the River Blackwater near Bradwell. Many people have said how magnificent she looked as she came out of Tilbury docks and moved into the Thames. For a few minutes the tide caught her (see video 2) and it seemed that she wanted to go towards London but the tug GPS Avenger soon had her moving out towards the Estuary and she passed Southend and headed towards Harwich. After turning round she spent part of the night with her tug off Clacton and Walton near where she spent many years back in the mid 1980s. This morning Friday 1st August 2014 she settled down in her new mooring and all was completed by 10:25am. Well done to all the people that have spent many hours of exhausting work on the ship in Tilbury and it was a great achievement to get the ship through all the safety checks so that she could leave Tilbury.
Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust, Video 1
Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust, Video 2
Its 50 years since Radio Caroline first started broadcasting music around the clock and before then radio was very different to what it is today. To mark this outstanding achievement the station had a day of celebration at the Corn Exchange in Rochester, Kent It all started at 10am with Peter Antony broadcasting live from a studio built within the complex Hundreds of people began arriving and soon the main hall was full up with people watching Roger Day introduce the first panel discussing the 1960s era. Panels discussing the 1970s and the 1980s took place during the day with DJs from each decade telling interesting stories and sharing their memories with the large audience. It was nice to meet so many current DJs and staff from the station and legends from the past and it was an event I will never forget. There was further audio from the party during the course of the afternoon going out on a separate internet stream. After a break at 5pm Charlie Dore entertained us and featured the Pirates of the airwaves song that later became an anthem for the station. (Listen Here No 32 on playlist). The evening finished with the Counterfeit Beatles that got people dancing until late. Thanks to Andrew Austin and his team who worked so hard over the last few months to make it so successful.
Christopher Mould report and Steve Szmidt's excellent Photos here..
Caroline returnee visits the Ross
Unfortunately due to all the work taking place on board the Ross Revenge at the moment we can’t have many visitors. But recently Ed Nuhfer a regular listener to the station at home in Burbank, California visited the UK for the first time since 1964 so we couldn’t resist showing him around. He found the station on a tour of Europe back in 1964 while trying to find Radio Veronica. He thought the station had closed many years ago but found us again on the Internet and started listening again. Keep listening Ed and tell all your friends. Ed can be seen in the photo about to walk the plank! PHOTO HERE
Photos of the Ross Revenge in Queenboro' & Southend