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Hi All..

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:13 pm
by SamTheDog
Hi.. New to this group I'm Sam The Dog. Been on and off the air since about 1986 ish.. on FM and Shortwave mostly... Was with WNKR back when there was a WNKR!... since then been doing an on-line thing called tor radio (Glastonbury) and running low-power kit in Kent too. I tend to build my own kit and am a bit of an electronics nut. Cheers.. Chat soon..

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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:43 pm
by teckniqs
Welcome along. :tup
I once heard WNKR about 12 years ago on the shortwave frequency 6.285MHz from deep out in west Wiltshire, I found it most interesting and I'd never heard anything like quite like that before so I decided to give the number a call and spoke to a guy called "Barney" and ended up having a good little chat, turned out we both knew a lot of the same people, top fella. Was a good signal for the 20w he was running from deep in the West Midlands.

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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:26 pm
by Albert H
Shortwave can be great fun - especially if you're a stamp collector. We used to get mail from about 80 countries!

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:10 am
by SamTheDog
Cool.. re.. shortwave TX and phone-lines...

FAB... The usual TX frequency for our sunday broadcasts was 6.400 but we did move about a
little bit! I think it was Andy-Walker's WFRL that used the 6.285 slot. and sometimes we used it too.

Anay Walker and some of the WFRL teal also D-Jayed on WNKR regularly. Andy had a superb record collection and I remember being inmressed with his home-studio in south london.

Depending on the telephone number given out.... if it was 300 1234 (i think) It was a phone box in Albany Park near where Barney lived ( I was a mile or so away) and if it was a pair of consecutive 01-300-xxxx numbers it was a pair of phone boxes at the end of Faraday avenue in Sidcup.. I nearly got arrested taking WNKR calls from those boxes.. Tee Hee...

Have fun....

Re: Hi All..

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:14 am
by SamTheDog
Albert H wrote:Shortwave can be great fun - especially if you're a stamp collector. We used to get mail from about 80 countries!
Brilliant! we did too... and had our regular mail-drop address at.. the usual wuppertal
address in west-Germany. Many an evening in the rose in Bexleyheath was spent sifting through
the QSLs and letters....

Not into stamp collecting though... :) but I do still have a collection of Vinyl !

Cheers.

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:16 am
by thewisepranker
Interesting website.

Welcome.

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:23 am
by teckniqs
It was to a T Mobile number, possibly something like 07957 or 07958 I can't remember to be honest.

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Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:46 am
by SamTheDog
teckniqs wrote:It was to a T Mobile number, possibly something like 07957 or 07958 I can't remember to be honest.
....By then Barney had moved-out of the southeast and into the mids.. So that would be a few years after my time with WNKR. I was there from before the start up until about 1995 when I branched-out to do my own thing.... I still have hearly all my shows on tapes and occasionally transmit them in amongst the stuff on FM / Shortwave through the TOR-Radio thing.

Last I heard from barney he was living in the mids and doing some occasional mediumwave
broadcasts at the top of that band (1602 ?) But that was in about 2007. I heard the broadcasts
on MW called the station's mobile and had a chat to him.. It was cool after all the years in-
between to catch-up.. In the years since my WNKR days and 2007 I had pretty much disappeared from the shortwave world and was putting FM stations on the air in and around London... I still have some of my kit and the microwave stuff... Tee Hee

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Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:48 am
by SamTheDog
thewisepranker wrote:Interesting website.

Welcome.
Many thanks. I try to make it a bit of fun.! There are some interesting links there and I an still
adding things to the Z-Button's icons at the moment.. In between my other things-to-do...

All the best.

Re: Hi All..

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:35 pm
by davemartin
Hi SamTheDog if you are still about give me a shout. Mobile number still the same as 1993.

Dave Martin