Radio Scotland. Technical Details.

Taken from a booklet released by City and County Commercial Radio (Scotland) Ltd.
Reproduced with kind permission of "Offshore Echo's Magazine."


The technical operation of Radio Scotland is split into two distinct parts, the shore based recording studios and Administration, and the shipboard transmitting.
The transmitters are mounted in the "Comet", which is some 90 ft in length and is of 500 tons.
Two diesel generators drive these transmitters, which are RCA. B10 J's employing the Ampliphase system of phase modulation.
Each transmitter developes 10,000watts, and the transmitters feed via a combining network to the aerial. This gives a total pwer output of 20,000 watts, with the added facility that either transmitter can be shut down for maintenance, and the service retained on half power.

The recording studios, which are in Radio Scotland house, are equipped with a Pye sound-mixing desk and full recording facilities, enabling interviews, beat group and light entertainment shows to be pre - recorded and sent to the ship for transmission at a scheduled time.

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