Awanui aerial systems

The umbrella type antenna covered a circle 360m in diameter. From original blueprints of Awarua/Awanui wireless stations

The umbrella type antenna extended 50m from the tower, and with its supporting wires covered a circle 360m in diameter. From original blueprints of Awarua/Awanui wireless stations. The fuzzy mark to the left of the tower is the crease from where the blueprint was folded. (Click for larger version)

The high-power wireless station at Kaitaia: hoisting one of the six sections of the aerial to the top of the mast, which is 400 feet high

“The high-power wireless station at Kaitaia: hoisting one of the six sections of the aerial to the top of the mast, which is 400 feet high.” A Northwood, Auckland Weekly News, 12 Dec 1912. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19121212-16-4

Hosting a section of the aerial at Awanui Radio

Hosting one of the 24 sections of the aerial at Awanui Radio.

Aerial feedlines leaving the transmitter building at Awanui Radio or Awarua Radio

Aerial feedlines leaving the transmitter building at Awanui Radio or Awarua Radio. Date unknown.

The counterpoise attachments at Awanui Radio

Attachments for some of the 60 counterpoise wires at Awanui Radio. These were attached to the tower approximately 15 feet above the ground.