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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Australian Antarctic Antenna Archeology

Macquarie Island

I caught half of a report on “The 7:30 Report” on Australia’s public broadcaster ABC TV. Not knowing the full Mawson expedition story, I found this interesting. A conservation group is working to conserve the old halfway point radio repeater mast and whatever other bits have survived on Macquarie Island.

The links are to the transcript and the actual report video.

Story Transcript:

Vodcast videos. They are about 26MB in size. Theyr’e both the same video. Just two different formats.

John Dowdell

Yet to do the test

Sydney Australia


  1. I would like to know what the expedition used for receivers and transmitters?

    I was curious and googled 1910 ham radio. I found a good write up on M.H. Dodd's 1912 station.

    It was a great time to be a ham.

    BTW, I heard a ZL1 on my tube station this morning.

    It is a great time to be a ham.



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