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RADIO SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL

     Radio Scotland International were first logged in the summer of 1972. As with the majority of Scottish pirates, they were broadcasting from the east of Scotland and used a mailing address in Auchtermuchty in Fife.

The station had fairly big plans to broadcast on 6225 kHz in the 49 metre band as well as 9922 kHz, 31 metres. No reports of the latter frequency have been noted, so it may well be that they did not make it on air on 31 metres. As noted in the letter from the station (see image at foot of page), the 31 metre transmitter was still being built!

Planned transmission time was 1400-1600 hrs on Sundays.

A reported power of 12 watts was used on 48 metres and they were heard sporadically on this band during 1973, including a log using 6150 kHz on a Saturday morning during the summer.

RSI did not seem to start regular broadcasts and no more was heard from the station on short wave after 1973 when Radio Freedom International took the mantle for representing Scotland on short wave. It is not believed that the stations were connected.

A medium wave outlet was planned on 1250 kHz, 242 metres with an output of 15 watts. It is reported the station was logged by a Norwegian DXer on 1275 kHz on 31st October 1974.

Our thanks go to Mike Barraclough for allowing us to use the QSL card he received from Radio Scotland International in August 1972. The front of the card complete with frequencies and transmitter power is printed above. The specific broadcast details of the transmission and station address on the back, are on the image below.

 

 

 


Below, also courtesy of Mike, is the letter he received alongside the QSL Card which gives further technical details about the station.
Click on image of letter to give a larger and more readable version.

 

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