RWI & WCS'S COMPLETE STORY
HOW THE THINGS STARTED !
1983 was quite short for us on the air with only four or five tests on
6250 khz then we move to 6275 khz which was a better channel.
On February we worked on the antenna to improve the matching of the
dipole and we add a ballun which gave a good TOS.
March came with the oppenning of the "RELAY SERVICE " with RADIO MARABU
& later RADIO PACIFIC INT.
April see new tests on the 41 mb on 7430 khz;the tx got a few technical
problems and was only driving its half power outpout.
May.A new DJ Andy Top from Austria made the RWI's german service.
It was a nice experience for the station as most reports were comming
from East & West Germany.
June:it was time for us tto repair the TX and replace the DC inverter
and its battery by a power supply from the mains.
Just after more than six month on the air RADIO WAVES became known all
over Europe with listenners every where in:East & WestGermany,
Belgium,Netherland,United Kingdom & Channel islands,France,
Spain & Italy.
RWI ACROSS THE WORLD
The only pirate station from this country KIWI RADIO joined
the "RELAY SERVICE" and R.W.I was relay in NEW ZEALAND.
RWI's QSL CARD
The blue & white nice QSL card arrived one year after the
starting of the station ; it gave us a lot of job to send more than sixty
QSL cards to confirm all the reports received from Nov 83
until Sept 84.
RWI & THE PRESS
RWI was mentionned in a lot of magazines :
FREE RADIO MAGAZINE (HOLLAND)
SHORT WAVES NEWS (DANEMARK)
LAUTSPRECHER & RADIOTELEX
AIRSPEC NEWS (U.K)Etc...
November 1984 came with the 1st birthday of the station.
Radio KBC (With Tom De WIT)from Holland joined us.
The PO BOX never saw an activity like this ,the relay service
and RWI bring us a lot of job with the infos-sheet which became
on monthly format including the U.K report by RADIO PACIFIC.
The relay service growing with RADIO CANZONI & RADIO 49.
RADIO KIWI was raided in NZ but continue to be relay in Europe.
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