In 1993 i was listening to the radio and i heard pirate stations talking with eachother and playing music that i had never heard before.
From that time i wanted to have my own pirate radiostation and i started with a 27 MC transmitter. But that was very dull. Then i bought a small babyphone that could cover 1 km distance on FM.
In 1994 I bought a real FM transmitter that wasn't working. I fixed it a bit without any knowledge of it whatsoever. Via this transmitter with 0,5 Watt output i talked with another pirate and he knew someone who builds real good radio transmitters.
So i bought one and till 2003 i made them myself and my last transmitter had 600 Watts power. My range was the whole Randstad. Rotterdam, Amsterdam in a circle.
Today i make radioprograms for hitradioloz , an internet station.
I called the show Café René a bit after Allo Allo haha but that café was named Chez René if you watch the intro of allo allo very good.