Makara Radio 1944-1959

Makara Radio, 17 Oct 1957, by an unidentified photographer for NZ Free Lance magazine

Makara Radio, 17 Oct 1957, by an unidentified photographer for NZ Free Lance magazine. Alexander Turnbull Library

Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

View from Makara Radio. Date unknown.

View from Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Feedlines for aerials at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Feedlines for aerials at Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Gantry for aerial feedlines at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Gantry for aerial feedlines at Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Feedpoint for one of the receiving aerials at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Feedpoint for one of the receiving aerials at Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Riggers prepare to remove a pole at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Riggers prepare to remove one of the less accessible poles at Makara Radio. Mana and Kapiti Islands can be seen faintly in background. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

To ease the pole out, additional holes were cut around the base with a post hole digger.

To ease the pole out, additional holes were cut around the base with a post hole digger. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Rigger directing crane so lifting hook can be attached to the old pole.

Rigger directing crane so lifting hook can be attached to the old pole. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Removing pole at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Removing pole at Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Technician PD Graham with receivers at Makara Radio. L-R: AWA A/8, AWA Dual Diversity for Telegraph, Marconi CSR5  for Small Ships and RCA AR-88 triple-diversity.

Technician PD Graham with receivers at Makara Radio c1947. L-R: AWA A/8, AWA dual diversity for telegraph, Marconi CSR5 for small ships radiotelephone and RCA AR-88 triple-diversity. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Technician P Smith with receivers at Makara Radio, c1947-1949

Technician P Smith with receivers at Makara Radio, c1947-1949. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Technican Sid Thompson with the General Radio Primary Frequency Standard equipment.  An HRO receiver is visible near top left.

Technican Sid Thompson with the General Radio Primary Frequency Standard equipment. An HRO receiver is visible near top left. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Training lecture for technicians at Makara Radio.

Training lecture for technicians at Makara Radio. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Makara Radio c1947. L- R: I Hewit, SM Thompson, RJ Fisher, E Martin, R Berry, AE Smith, Lecturer BG Hogan.

Makara Radio c1947. L- R: I Hewit, SM Thompson, RJ Fisher, E Martin, R Berry, AE Smith, Lecturer BG Hogan. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

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