Pirate radio stations in London use amazing makeshift gear to transmit from their radio stations. From infrared links, to homemadeÂ transmittersÂ hidden in plain sight on rooftops, they know what they’re doing.
Untraceable infrared links. Backpacks full of back-up transmitters. Cloak and dagger secrecy. Hundreds of pirate radio stations broadcast in London every day, but this 20 minute documentary shows that only the tech-savviest stay a step ahead of the police.
Homemade antennas, hidden in plain sight on the tops of apartment complexes and abandoned buildings, broadcast pirate radio throughout London. But while the antennas themselves are conspicuous, the makeshift studios they link up to are hidden behind soundproof walls and security gates.
The Gear That Keeps London’s Pirate Radio Hidden
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