Thursday 1st August to Monday 5th August 2019
Celebrating fifty five years of Radio Caroline
For the full report of GB5RC in 2017, click here
For the full report of GB5RC in 2016, click here
The Martello Tower Group have now successfully activated MV Ross Revenge three times, in August 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Ross Revenge has been the home of the world famous Radio Caroline since August 1983.
We will be operating from Ross Revenge again in August 2019 as GB55RC to celebrate fifty five years of Radio Caroline
Radio Caroline still broadcasts via the Internet and once a month, live transmissions are made from Ross Revenge via the 20kW AM transmitters at Manx Radio in the Isle of Man on 219 metres / 1368kHz or via the internet.
Ross Revenge is currently located on a fixed mooring in the River Blackwater, near Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex and has been there since 2014. Her location is N51° 44' 4.7", E0° 51' 32.9", NGR: TL975079, WAB: TL90, Maidenhead: JO01kr and she can be seen clearly from Bradwell and in the distance from West Mersea.
Amateur radio has played an important part in the history of Radio Caroline and we're proud to be able to continue that tradition on now.
Here are a couple of videos showing the initial setups from our 2016 activation.
For more information about Radio Caroline, including how to join the Support Group and help keep the station on the air and Ross Revenge afloat, please see the website. Radio Caroline's main running costs are covered from Support Group subscriptions and donations.
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