| On 28th February
2002 at 2359UTC The Australian HF Maritime Mobile Radio Telephone Service
sent its final message:
ALL STATIONS ALL STATIONS ALL STATIONS THIS IS TELSTRA RADPHONES TELSTRA RADPHONES TELSTRA RADPHONES
THIS IS THE FINAL TRANSMISSION FROM THE AUSTRALIAN HF MARITIME MOBILE RADIO TELEPHONE SERVICE. WE CONCLUDE OUR FINAL WATCHKEEPING AFTER 55 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE WITH PRIDE AND SADNESS. TELSTRA AND THE AUSTRALIAN MARITIME COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS WISHES ALL SEAFARERS FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS. WE SALUTE ALL WHO HAVE SERVED OUR PROFESSION WITH SKILL AND DEDICATION THROUGH THE YEARS
= THIS IS TELSTRA RADPHONES OUT +
The transmitters were then cermoniously powered down for the last time.
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