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Niton Radio GNI

During the month of May 1997, United Kingdom coast radio stations broadcast the following information at their weather broadcast times:-

The following MF and VHF channels will close at midnight on 31st May 1997

  • NITON RADIO - MF Channel Uniform
  • SHETLAND RADIO - VHF Ch.27
  • NITON RADIO - VHF Ch.85
  • CLYDE RADIO - VHF Ch.26
  • At the same time, NITON RADIO/GNI will cease all WT services.

    HASTINGS RADIO - VHF Ch.66 will cease on 16th June 1997.

    = Maritime Radio Service 071200z May '97 +

    And so, after 97 years, there ceased to be a manned ship-to-shore communications stations on the Isle of Wight.

    The name of Niton Radio was still heard, but a shadow of it's former self. The staff had gone and the old transmitter site had closed. MF RT broadcasting operations continued, now coming via a small remotely-controlled transmitter installed in the old receiving/operations building. VHF operations also continued, again remotely controlled.

    In common with other UK coast stations, even these services eventually closed.

     

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    Niton Radio GNI

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