Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

A place to share all pirate radio related articles, video footage and both short & feature-length documentaries both new & old.
Post Reply
scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:47 am

Heres the full video of the late gary moncrieff .. known locally for his station . I grew up and went to school together lived in same street used to kick around right up untill his accident

This is the link to the full video of the c4 doc bedroom radio http://vimeo.com/m/74118357

User avatar
sinus trouble
tower block dreamin
tower block dreamin
Posts: 495
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:34 pm

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by sinus trouble » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:46 pm

Brilliant!! i love them documentries! he must have been kicking out all over scotland with that rig!! NRG PLL 100WATT BLF177 output stage!! lol ive always wanted to get my hands on one of those! such a sad and unexpected ending though! :( Im sure he is up high in the sky somewhere amongst the antennas! RIP Gary!
I am as stupid as I look! :|

scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:54 pm

Its some rig it was giving to his bro in law djmystik young bro he not really having a clue the damage that would be done with no antenna but it came to me no rf from the pro3 so used one I have as a spare and 100w was dead also shame told him id repair but advised him just to put away and keep safe and thats what he has done.. ive had him on atomic few times just so he atill had that

User avatar
sinus trouble
tower block dreamin
tower block dreamin
Posts: 495
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:34 pm

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by sinus trouble » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:15 pm

As soon as i saw that rig in the doc you uploaded! i knew exactly what it was! lol! they are like golddust now! so dont lose it! working or not? lol it can easily be repaired! :) the BLF177 is a beautiful device! i use it in my rigs! :)
is atomic online now?? might check it out! :)
I am as stupid as I look! :|

scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:25 pm

thats why I hold on to my original nrg stuff .. but I collect alsort tx related stuff am now on hunt for smartkits 1w 15w 30w and the 240v pll 3w just for the collection

scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:26 pm

The online radio running a free server radiodj on auto av only time for one miby rwo nights aweek and spend that on fm

Online
User avatar
teckniqs
proppa neck!
proppa neck!
Posts: 2466
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:37 am

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by teckniqs » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:33 pm

You could probably run a BLF177 without the antenna connected at 100w, I've seen those babies produce a good 180w at the bottom of the band even with a low drive (1-1.5w)

scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:41 pm

I dont understand what did happen to that rig.. It was working night before accident then when it c ame to me it was only powering up nothing dead.. it was all swr protected as you would expect full spec built... can only think wrong antennas or no antennas or something .

Online
User avatar
teckniqs
proppa neck!
proppa neck!
Posts: 2466
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:37 am

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by teckniqs » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:50 pm

That wouldn't matter if the SWR protection was working....

scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:05 pm

Exactly all seemed fine with rig no rf from pro3 and when bypassed with another pro3 the amp had no rf and no real current drain both exciter and amp in my eyes were needing finals and drivers ... other then wrong or no antenna im thinking static has fried it still an easy repair ..

Online
User avatar
teckniqs
proppa neck!
proppa neck!
Posts: 2466
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:37 am

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by teckniqs » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:14 pm

Without testing it there's no way of knowing...

scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:19 pm

this is very true

pjeva
no manz can test innit
no manz can test innit
Posts: 238
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:59 pm

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by pjeva » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:28 pm

I'm feeling very sad after watching this video. Damn.

Regarding the rig... probably some static or similar killed fet. Easy repair even with 20 EURO SD2931-10 which is absolute replacement for BLF177

scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:42 pm

It was pure unlucky what happened total accident ..


Was gutted when I got rig and it was dead even dead knew it was repairable as didnt look like anyine had been about it... maybe it will come this way again sometime its in a safe place for now...

Anorak H
ne guy
ne guy
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:03 am

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by Anorak H » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:00 am

You will need to make sure it is tested by a fully qualified engineer or it will not work properly. Back in 1945 I used to build these transmitters using BLF176 valve output stages, they worked very well, however if they weren't tuned properly and professionally they'd explode in your face and the neighbourhood would think that Germany were flying over again.

scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:48 am

your right... I have told the person to stay away with the hammers and chisels and just to keep the rig safe and enjoy it as a keepsake.

User avatar
sinus trouble
tower block dreamin
tower block dreamin
Posts: 495
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:34 pm

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by sinus trouble » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:17 am

LOL @ anorak H!! WTF are you talking about?? ignore his post!! full of shite!
I am as stupid as I look! :|

scottishpirates
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Location: mobile in a sky blue ford cortina mk5
Contact:

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by scottishpirates » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:25 am

1945 was a tuff time they had no wifi or radionecks :-)

Max Length
who u callin ne guy bruv
who u callin ne guy bruv
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:28 pm

Re: Allusion FM 100.8 bedroom radio

Post by Max Length » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:45 pm

But there doesn't seem to be a BLF176 valve?! Image

Post Reply