Milford Sound

Milford Sound Radio ZMV was primarily used to connect the isolated settlement to Awarua Radio ZLB near Invercargill.

Milford Sound. Photo: ~boonie on Flickr
Milford Sound. Photo: ~boonie on Flickr

1946: Frank Barlow transferred from Awarua Radio to Milford Sound Radio (see Frank’s recollections)

1947: Frank Barlow returns to Awarua Radio.

1950: Edward Brown, a radio operator at Musick Point in Auckland, appointed postmaster at Te Anau and investigates the use of radiotelephone to link Te Anau and Milford Sound. The experiments were to prove unsuccessful.

1952: Clyde Williams transferred from Wellington Radio to Milford Sound Radio (see Clyde’s recollections).

Milford Sound Radio in March 1954
Radio operator Clyde Williams1 at Milford Sound Radio in March 1954.

1954: Clyde Williams returns to Wellington Radio.

Operating desk at Milford Sound Radio in 1961
Operating desk at Milford Sound Radio in 1961. Photo: Peter Munro. Click to enlarge.
Approaching Milford Sound, on a flight bringing ZLB technicians to Milford Sound Radio. Date unknown.
Approaching Milford Sound, on a flight bringing ZLB technicians to Milford Sound Radio. Date unknown. Photo: Peter Munro
Milford Sound in 1980, with Milford Sound Radio ZMV visible in the distance
Milford Sound in 1980, with Milford Sound Radio ZMV visible in the distance. Photo: Peter Munro
Milford Sound in 1980, with Milford Sound Radio ZMV visible in the distance
Milford Sound in 1980, with Milford Sound Radio ZMV visible in the distance. Photo: Peter Munro