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Norderney

Postby tulip » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:41 pm

Former radioship Norderney, home of Radio Veronica is moved from Antwerp to Amsterdam this week. After repairs on a shipyard the Norderney is bound for Groningen. It will be part of a radio & tv future(???)
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Re: Norderney

Postby alec » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:46 pm

tulip wrote:Former radioship Norderney, home of Radio Veronica is moved from Antwerp to Amsterdam this week. After repairs on a shipyard the Norderney is bound for Groningen. It will be part of a radio & tv future(???)


Groningen ??? - there is no sea-harbour in Gronigen only a channel [Eemskanaal] (??)

but you are right : http://www.mediapages.nl/index.php?opti ... &Itemid=81
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Re: Norderney

Postby 192metres » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:54 pm

Since nov.17, 2013, the M.V. Norderney is harboured in a port in Amsterdam. Today it's a fish restaurant with a podium for artists.
(Website [in Dutch]: http://veronicaschip.nl/ )

Nov. 2013: The in the city of Groningen restored Norderney is towed to Amsterdam, final moments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW0fB8S8z5g

Norderney in Amsterdam, 2014:

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Nov. 20, 2012: the Norderney is towed from Antwerp to a shipyard in Amsterdam, with a summery with great Radio Veronica jingles on the background too (in English and Dutch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVhOHpQg8EM

After inspection the Norderney went from Amsterdam to Groningen for restoration (2012/2013). Both 25 metres masts are down because of the many bridges en route.
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Re: Norderney

Postby 192metres » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:18 pm

The M.V. Norderney in better times (with the 538 metres [557 kHz.] antenna), early seventies:

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2014: In the Rock-Art Museum in Hoek van Holland, the former Radio Veronica studio from the Norderney has been restored and rebuild:

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Re: Norderney

Postby Coastie » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:06 pm

Love that piccy of the Studio. :D
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Re: Norderney

Postby 192metres » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:17 pm

Rare: the Radio Veronica 192 transistor (25,000 sold in 1967):

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Inside view (no dial knob):

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The Radio Caroline 199 transistor, 1 frequency too:

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Re: Norderney

Postby 192metres » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:26 pm

Coastie wrote:Love that piccy of the Studio. :D
OK, see also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8jVPwlCH-4
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Re: Norderney

Postby Coastie » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:58 pm

Many thanks, I'll take a look at that link again. (bit busy at the mo.) :D :D
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Re: Norderney

Postby Coastie » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:00 pm

192metres wrote:Rare: the Radio Veronica 192 transistor (25,000 sold in 1967):

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Inside view:

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The Radio Caroline 199 transistor:

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The Caroline Transistor radio which my Brother had was bigger than that and was more "sideways" than the one in the piccy. I'll see if I can find a piccy of one like it.
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Re: Norderney

Postby 192metres » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:06 am

Coastie wrote:The Caroline Transistor radio which my Brother had was bigger than that and was more "sideways" than the one in the piccy. I'll see if I can find a piccy of one like it.
Yep! Would be great, thanks!

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The Radio Veronica 192 transistor radio had only 1 channel/frequency: 192 metres/1.562 kHz. (today 1.566 kHz.). At daytime a clear frequency, however in the evenings Radio Beromünster from Switzerland (a relais transmitter from 531 kHz.) was interfering.
When it was rumoured that this relais station would boost it's output power from 160 kW. to 600 kW., Radio Veronica (who had a 10 kW. transmitter) moved -with a huge advertising campaign- in 1972 to 538 metres (557 kHz.), and this 1-frequency transistor radio became useless.
Weird: when I was on holidays in Switzerland in 1973, 192 m./1.562 kHz. was still a clear frequency...
And on 538 metres/557 KHz. was also Capital Radio in London with 1 kW., and a CW beacon from France: so, 3 stations on 1 frequency the whole day... brrr.
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Re: Norderney

Postby Coastie » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:15 pm

There is a piccy of the type of Caroline Transistor radio my Brother has (had) here: http://wirelesswaffle.wordpress.com/201 ... ransistor/
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Re: Norderney

Postby 192metres » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:13 am

Coastie wrote:There is a piccy of the type of Caroline Transistor radio my Brother has (had) here: http://wirelesswaffle.wordpress.com/201 ... ransistor/
Thanks, but that's an MW + LW receiver. The 'Radio Caroline 199' and 'Radio Veronica 192' are both 1 channel receivers, just a single frequency.

Image <= Radio Caroline 199


Your brother's transistor radio is like this one from Körting (GDR):

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or:

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Re: Norderney

Postby alec » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:57 am

192metres wrote:...Your brother's transistor radio is like this one from Körting (GDR):....


Sorry but Körting was a W-German product not East-German (GDR) :wink:
-Thanks for those great pics - I didn't know about these radios
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Re: Norderney

Postby 192metres » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:47 am

alec wrote:
192metres wrote:...Your brother's transistor radio is like this one from Körting (GDR):....

Sorry but Körting was a W-German product not East-German (GDR) :wink:
My source: http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/korting_tr_910.html

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Nov. 20, 2014: radioship M.V. Norderney is towed from Antwerp to Groningen, filmed FROM the Norderney and both tugs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7-v218yfic
(Both aerial masts (each 25 metres long) are down because of the many bridges. Halfway: the captain of tug Aegir is happy because of the weather conditions. Many spotters en route)
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Re: Norderney

Postby Coastie » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:10 pm

192metres wrote:
Coastie wrote:There is a piccy of the type of Caroline Transistor radio my Brother has (had) here: http://wirelesswaffle.wordpress.com/201 ... ransistor/
Thanks, but that's an MW + LW receiver. The 'Radio Caroline 199' and 'Radio Veronica 192' are both 1 channel receivers, just a single frequency.

Image <= Radio Caroline 199


Your brother's transistor radio is like this one from Körting (GDR):

Image

or:

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[i](source images: Offsh

Yes, but the body of the radio bears the Caroline name, therefore, to us at least, that made it a Caroline radio! :D
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