Chicago 87 was also on air before, during and after the hurricane, I know because I was building all the gear and engineering for them at the time. They were putting out dead air in the morning and not answering the phone. So I went over to Plumstead on my motorbike, a car wouldn't have got through. Trees across roads everywhere, the massive oaks on Plumstead common were on their sides. When I got there, nobody was in the studio. So I threw a tape in and left it running. Turned out during the worst of the storm they panicked and went home, I would've stayed put.Albert H wrote: ↑Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:58 amRFM - "Your All-Weather Station" - was the only thing on the air on the morning after the big 1987 hurricane! Dave & Andy used a couple of car batteries to power the rig and link receiver up a block in New Cross and linked on UHF for about a mile.....
The London "Veronica" spent one Sunday jamming Q102's link - playing Elvis Costello's "Veronica" repeatedly on a tape loop - since they were annoyed that Q102 had flattened their piss-poor signal over most of London. We got to the Palace on the Sunday evening, and installed a rather different link receiver to the Q102 site, and normal service was resumed. "Veronica" moved frequency the next weekend!
BTW Sam the 819 TX at Simla House behind Guys was 'The Edge' not RFM. 15watt rig built by Kenny Myers.