Scott Base: 1970-1980

1970-71 (w/o)

PO Tech: Jim Windsor
Postmaster: Graham Crooks

Dr G Lyon on radio to Scott Base during the 1970-1971 season
Dr G Lyon on radio to Scott Base during the 1970-1971 season. Photo: D Roberts, Antarctica NZ

1971-72 (w/o)

PO Tech: Kevin Matson
Postmaster: Allan Burgess

1972-73 (w/o)

PO Tech: Allan Dawrant
Postmaster: Neville Copeland

Base during the 1972-1973 season
Radio room at Scott Base during the 1972-1973 season. Click to enlarge. Photo: Antarctica NZ
This photo taken during the 1972-1973 season at Scott Base shows the radio operator using a Heathkit HD-10 electronic keyer, although there is also a semiautomatic 'bug' key and two straight keys on the desk. In the background at the left is a Racal RA17 receiver with the RA63 single sideband adapter. In the centre of the shelf is a Collins 51S-1 receiver
This photo taken during the 1972-1973 season at Scott Base shows the radio operator using a Heathkit HD-10 electronic keyer, although there is also a semiautomatic ‘bug’ key and two straight keys on the desk. In the background at the left is a Racal RA17 receiver with the RA63 single sideband adapter. In the centre of the shelf is a Collins 51S-1 receiver. Photo: Antarctica NZ

Cape Hallett Station abandoned.

1973-74 (w/o)

PO Tech: Les Walker
Postmaster: Titch Gibson

By the 1973-19743 season, two Collins 51S-1 receivers were in use at Scott Base, although at least one of the original 1957 receivers remained
By the 1973-1974 season, two Collins 51S-1 receivers were in use at Scott Base, although at least one of the original 1957 receivers remained. Photo Feb 1974 by Frederick P Szydlik, Antarctica NZ

1974-75 (w/o)

PO Tech: Allan Hardie
Postmaster: Alan Campbell

Scott Base radio room 1974-1975
Scott Base radio room 1974-1975. Photo: Nick Round-Turner, Antarctica NZ

1975-76 (w/o)

PO Tech: Allan Dawrant
Postmaster: Barry Scannell

Scott Base radio room 1975-1976
Scott Base radio room 1975-1976. George Money at the mic. Photo: Neville Peat, Antarctica NZ

1976-77 (w/o)

PO Tech: George Money
Postmaster: Ian Johnstone

1977-78 (w/o)

PO Tech: Paul Dennison
Postmaster: Randy Waller

1978-79 (w/o)

PO Tech: Allister Babington
Postmaster: Maurice Challinor

Maurie Challinor at Scott Base, 1979
Maurie Challinor ZL1FK/ZL5MC during 1978-1979 winter-over at Scott Base. The amateur radio equipment is a Collins KWM-2A transceiver and, to the left, a Collins 30L-1 600-watt amplifier.
“During my stay on the ice I made over 2000 contacts, all on CW. The straight key in the pic is just for show. I used a homebrew ZL Keyer which was featured in ‘Break In’ earlier.”
Photo courtesy Maurie Challinor

1979-80 (w/o)

PO Tech: Andy Hayden
Postmaster: Leo Slattery

DOIC Ted Robinson in the Scott Base radio room 1979-1980
DOIC Ted Robinson in the Scott Base radio room 1979-1980. Photo: Nigel S Roberts, Antarctica NZ

1980-1992