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Old February 11th 17, 08:21 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:45:04 +0000, Scott

On Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:11:55 +0100, Martin wrote:

On Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:15:00 +0000, Scott wrote:

On Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:27:19 +0100, Martin wrote:

On Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:07:34 +0000, wrote:

On Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:29:37 +0000, Roderick Stewart

The BBC was still playing this stuff in the 1960s,

Indeed. It was the 1967 reorganisation, and the demise of the Light
Programme, which changed things.

The pirate stations got round the needle-time restriction by simply
ignoring it, and the record companies complained that this was
damaging their business, but simultaneously paid for the helicopters
that took advance copies of their records out to the boats.

Not so sure about the Helicopter bit, the Tenders( usually the
Offshore 1) went out almost daily weather permitting .

None of the vessels used for transmission had helipads and hovering
closely around a vessel festooned with guy wires attached to a 50
metre mast that unlike a land based one could wave around a bit isn't
something most helicopter pilots would like to do.

Radio Caroline was moored just outside the 3 mile limit near Southend. I was
with a group who sailed out to it in a charter boat at Easter in 1966. They
played Nancy Sinatra's Boots for us AFAIR.

Sailing there would be perfectly feasible (weather permitting) but
this does not mean you could get a helicopter in.

I wasn't suggesting it was.

By adding your comment to a sub-thread about helicopters I thought you
were commenting on ... helicopters. I visited Blackhill TV
transmitter in 1967 and got there by car.

Actually it was Kirk O'Shotts soon to start broadcasting Radio 2,
which brings us neatly back on topic.

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