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Old 12th Jan 2018, 11:39 pm   #21
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From a conversation with an ex Perdio employee, the Sunderland factory was an absolute disaster. For example, Perdio televisions were manufactured, well, in his words, put together, but not very well. The issue was that the Sunderland factory workers were just not used to electronic assembly and that Perdio had been encouraged to set up shop there following government incentives. The net result was that a large numbers of non working sets were transported to London for rework before sale.

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Old 13th Jan 2018, 10:18 am   #22
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 10:54 am   #23
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I'm surprised that a Danish made radio would have included R. Atlanta, which was a short-lived station, only on air between April and May or June 1964, IIRC, after which it was taken over by R. Caroline, and the ship on which it was located sailed to Ramsey Bay, I. of Man to become R. Caroline North.
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Given the frequency (pun intended) with which the pirates of the early/mid-60s changed wavelength, the whole idea of marking them on the dial of a radio seems one of utter futility.

From the perspective of dial-calibrators, Luxembourg did at least have the benefit of staying on 208M for half a century or more.
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Not all the pirate stations changed frequency. One of themost poular, Radio London, AKA 'Big L' remained on the same frequency for the whole of it's 30 month exsostence. As many will know they always announcedit as 266 metres (1128kHz), though the actual frequency was more likely either 1124 or 1133kHz. Others which kept the same frequency included Radio City & Radio 390.
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 5:04 pm   #26
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Given the frequency (pun intended) with which the pirates of the early/mid-60s changed wavelength, the whole idea of marking them on the dial of a radio seems one of utter futility.

From the perspective of dial-calibrators, Luxembourg did at least have the benefit of staying on 208M for half a century or more.
The interesting story behind all of this that I am investigating is that John Stanley (PYE) created Radio Caroline in a way to get Radio Atlanta off the ground. They were one project from the beginning. The fact is that they were not intended to have a long shelf life. They were supposed to pressure the Tory government into issuing licenses to the 200 stations waiting for them, but that did not happen and in the October 1964 General Election the Tories lost out to Labour and it was all over. Then a new purpose and explanation for their creation had to be found, and this before the arrival of Radio London. Therefore it looks as Perdio may have been taken over shortly before the creation of Caroline and the 'Caralux' receiver was the result. Then Perdio imploded. So the 'Caralux' was intended as a means to cash in during the early days of 1964 in order to recoup some of the expenditure of setting up Radio Caroline.
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 6:16 pm   #27
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That's the first time I've seen Atlanta on any radio dial!
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