1941: Three new towers at Awarua Radio

In 1938, the original 410ft steel mast at Awarua Radio was dropped by releasing the guys on one side. In its place three 150 ft steel towers were erected – although this was not accomplished until three years later.

One of three new 150ft towers being erected at Awarua Radio in 1938

One of three new 150ft towers being erected at Awarua Radio in 1941

The towers were assembled on the ground, then winched into upright positions on concrete bases.

The three towers were condemned in 1971 and two of them were demolished with explosives in 1976.