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SOUTH DUBLIN RADIO used to have a very powerful signal on 6243 around 1981, but did cause some considerable splatter to other stations. The usual sign on song was "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now". The initial broadcasts seemed not to be made using a mixer to fade the music, but a switch to cut it off and switch to the mic!! The station announced an address in North Street, Swords, County Dublin.

Operator Phil Dixon built the transmitter, which was apparently the transmitter that was later used by Community Radio Fingal on 1575kHz.

Phil was also the engineer at TTTR in the latter days of the Irish pirates, better known by then as Tony Mulligan.

An early QSL received from when the the station was on 6210kHz.
Below is the front and back of another QSL Card after the station had moved to 6243kHz. Also note the increase in power from 250 watts to 750 watts.

South Dublin Radio Recordings

1982_01_31_sun_southdublin_6240sw_1110-1156_tonydixon-gh1055.mp3 New May 2022 Tony Dixon on a Sunday morning transmission on an announced 6240kHz, and believed to be using a power of 750 watts. There is some interference from a teleprinter. Towards mid-day there is the start of a documentary of a history of free radio in London. Recorded in Leeds.  The date labelled on this recording is not certain, but could have been one of the later broadcasts from South Dublin Radio, as Community Radio Fingal in Skerries, began operations a few weeks later on 1584kHz apparently with the same transmitter. 43MB
1982_01_31_sun_southdublin_6240sw_1202-1243_tonydixon-gh1055.mp3 New May 2022 A continuation of the above recording with Tony Dixon, and then a short tune away to Radio Caroline Shortwave with Freddy Archer. There is quite a lot of teleprinter interference on this section. Recorded in Leeds from 6240kHz shortwave. 38MB

This was the Community Radio Fingal transmitter on 1575kHz as seen in 1986.
It is believed to have been the same transmitter built for South Dublin Radio back in 1981.


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