1994: Photos at the Awanui Radio site

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