Britain Radio made her first test broadcasts on 30th
April 1966, on 227 metres. These comprised three hours of non stop music
and station ID's. The first spoken tests were aired on 3rd May, using a
transmitter power of 55,000 Watts.
The 355 metres (845 Khz) transmitter suffered a transformer breakdown, on
3rd June and a new transformer had to be flown out from Dallas.
After Italian protests of interference being caused to Rome II by Radio
England, Radio England and Britain Radio swapped frequencies. During the
night Britain Radio reduced its output power to less than 11,000 Watts.
Regular programmes commenced on Britain radio on the 19th June 1966.