1994: Photos at Awanui

In 1994 technicians began building the new Awanui Radio ZLA SITOR station, next door to the original Awanui Radio which had closed 64 years before.

Technician Robert Hoeksema took these photos.

Original engine house for Awanui Radio
South (?) side of the original engine house for Awanui Radio. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema
North side of the Awanui Radio operating building with the engine house in the background
North side of the Awanui Radio operating building with the engine house in the background. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema
West side of the Awanui Radio operating building with the engine house just visible in the background at left
West side of the Awanui Radio operating building with the engine house just visible in the background at left. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema
Probably the original storage building at Awanui Radio
Probably the original storage building at Awanui Radio. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema
Base of the original 400' tower, and in the distance the north anchor block at Awanui
Base of the original 400′ tower, and in the distance the north anchor block at Awanui. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema
Probably the northern anchor block for the Awanui tower
Probably the northern anchor block for the Awanui tower. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema
Probably the southeastern anchor block for the Awanui tower
Probably the southeastern anchor block for the Awanui tower. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema
Probably the southwestern anchor block for the Awanui tower, with the operating building in the background
Probably the southwestern anchor block for the Awanui tower, with the operating building in the background. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema
Interior of the operating building at Awanui Radio, looking at the east wall. This portion of the building was originally the 'high tension room' where the 15kW spark transmitter resided.
Interior of the operating building at Awanui Radio, looking at the east wall. This portion of the building was originally the ‘high tension room’ where the 15kW spark transmitter resided. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema
Interior of the eastern end of the operating building at Awanui Radio. Still visible are three areas where feedlines passed through the wall too the tower. This area had been rented by radio amateurs for a month in 1980 for special event station ZL1VLA
Interior of the eastern end of the operating building at Awanui Radio. Still visible are three areas where feedlines passed from the transmitter through the north wall to the tower. This room had been rented by radio amateurs for a month in 1980 for special event station ZL1VLA and their signs were still there 14 years later. Photo 1994 Robert Hoeksema