Brian J Donaldson

Masterton Post Office: Telegram messenger
Radio Training School, Trentham
Room 53, Wellington Post Office
Wellington Radio
Awarua Radio
Haast Radio ZLG
Wellington Radio
Auckland Radio: 1962-1966
Wellington Radio: 1966-1968
Awarua Radio: 1968-1972
Niue Radio ZKN: 1972-1975
Chatham Islands Radio: Manager, 1975 – 6 July 1981
Wellington Radio, 1981-1986

I started as a telegram boy in Masterton where I learned morse from the local operators and went to the training school in Trentham 1955, from there to Room 53 operating morse circuits to Apia, Rartotonga, Niue, Noumea, etc.

I lost touch after I resigned 1986 (except for a spell at sea for 2 years with Sofrana Lines out of Auckland on a roll-on roll-off vessel Tui Cakao running to the islands) and went into the commercial area where I remain.

Amateur Radio: ZL3BJD