Coast radio callsigns

Extract from a 1922 worldwide list of radio stations
Extract from a 1922 worldwide list of radio stations

CIS – Sydney
DAN – Norddeich Radio, Germany
E5R – Rarotonga, Cook Islands (previously VMR and ZKR)
GBR – Rugby, UK
GKA – Portishead Radio, UK
KFS – San Francisco
KPH – San Francisco
NZA – Awanui (changed to VLA 1913)
NZK – Auckland (changed to VLD in 1913)
NZW – Wellington (changed to VLW in 1913)
RFP – Centre Island (Flying Boat Station)
SLT – Jackson’s Bay (from 1937)
VIA – Adelaide
VIB – Brisbane
VID – Darwin
VIG – Port Moresby
VIH – Hobart
VII – Thursday Island
VIL – Flinders Island
VIM – Melbourne
VIN – Geraldton
VIP – Perth (Applecross), later Bassandean, later Gnangara
VIR – Rockhampton
VIS – Sydney (Pennant Hills), later La Perouse
VIT – Townsville
VIW – Wyndham
VIY – Mount Gambier
VIZ – Roebourne
VLA – Awanui (changed to ZLA in 1929)
VLB – Awarua (changed to ZLB in 1929)
VLC – Chatham Islands (changed to ZLC in 1929)
VLD – Auckland (changed to ZLD and ZLF in 1929)
VLW – Wellington (changed to ZLW in 1929)
VMA – Apia, Samoa (changed to ZMA in 1929)
VMR – Rarotonga, Cook Islands (changed to ZKR, date unknown)
ZBP – Pitcairn Island
ZKN – Niue
ZKR – Rarotonga, Cook Islands (previously VMR, changed to E5R in 2006)
ZLA – Awanui (was VLA until 1929)
ZLB – Awarua (was VLB until 1929)
ZLC – Chatham Islands (was VLC until 1929)
ZLD – Auckland (was VLD until 1929)
ZLF – Auckland
ZLG – Haast (closed 1970)
ZLHS – Port Pegasus, Stewart Island (from 1948)
ZLKF – Caswell Sound Radio (1947 Fiordland Expedition)
ZLM – Taupo Maritime Radio (since 1993 NZ’s only MF and HF station)
ZLN – Cape Maria Van Diemen radio beacon (until 1 July 1934, then changed to ZMZ)1
ZLNE – New Plymouth Harbour Board
ZLO – Halfmoon Bay (from 1931)
ZLP – Puysegur Point Lighthouse (until May 1934, then ZMU1)
ZLPH – Brothers Islands Lighthouse
ZLQ – Scott Base
ZLRT – Rotoroa Island
ZLS – Stephens Island Lighthouse (until May 1934, then ZMS1)
ZLVY – Waiuku HF Direction Finder
ZLW – Wellington (was VLW until 1929)
ZLX – Portland Island (until May 1934, then ZMT1)
ZLXA – Auckland Emergency Radio
ZLXJ – Opotiki Emergency Radio
ZLXR – Rotorua Emergency Radio
ZLXS – Gisborne Emergency Radio
ZMA – Apia, Samoa (was VMA until 1929)
ZMC – Centre Island Lighthouse
ZME – Raoul Island
ZMG – Dog Island Lighthouse
ZMO – Dominion Observatory (from 1 July 19341)
ZMQ – Gisborne Harbour Board (after 1 July 1934, previous callsign unknown1)
ZMS – Stephens Island Lighthouse (from May 1934, previously ZLS1)
ZMT – Portland Island (from May 1934, previously ZLX1)
ZMU – Puysegur Point Lighthouse (from May 1934, previously ZLP1)
ZMV – Milford Sound
ZMZ – Cape Maria Van Diemen radio beacon (from 1 July 1934, previously ZMZ1)


Notes
1. 1934: Changes to callsigns

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