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RNI RSL, Harwich 11th April - 8th May 2000

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About the Transmission...

April 16th 2000 Report

Picture Gallery

RNI RSL, August 3rd to 30th 1999

Transmitting on 1575kHz (190m) transmitting from the Mebo III (formerly Lightship 18) anchored 2 miles off the coast at Holland-on-Sea, Essex.

Congratulations to Paul Graham, hard-working frontman of the 1999 RNI RSL, and his team. Their recreation of the sound of RNI from August 1970 received praise from both afficionados of the original station and new listeners alike. The broadcast raised funds for the RNLI, in the year of the 175th anniverary of the charity's inception. RNI '99 featured many of the original DJs and an amazing, daredevil, stunt visit from Mary's knees!

Lightship 18, rechristened the Mebo III, is the sister to Lightship 17, the vessel Ray Anderson had intended to use for the Big L RSLs in 1997. His plans were thwarted by the fact that she was stuck in silt up a river!

Aug '99, Mary braves the North Sea in a Force 6 for the cause of Offshore Radio...

The Paynes' 1999 photographic tour of Lightship 18 before her facelift...