ADELAIDE RADIO (VIA)

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Adelaide Radio (VIA)


AdelaideRadio first opened on 1st October 1912 with the callsign POA (Post Office Adelaide), which was later changed to VIA.It was the sixth coastal radio station built in Australia and the last of the capital city stations.

The station was located on Rosewater about 2 km from Port Adelaide. Power for operation of the plant was provided from the 400-volt town supply stepped down to 200-volts at 50Hz. No standby power plant was provided.

In 1914 Adelaide was one of a network of 19 coastal stations reaching right around the continent including stations at Broome, Thursday Island, Cooktown and Flinders Island.

AdelaideRadio closed at Midnight, 31st of January 1993. John McGregor, the longest serving operator, sent the final signals from the station. more...

 

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