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Radio Technical Officers





Chapter 1: The Early Years

Chapter 2: The Training School

Chapter 3: Equipment Installation Records

Chapter 4: The 'Techs' in Antarctica

Chapter 5: The 'Techs' Tell Their Stories

Appendix 1: 'Techs' Roll Call

Appendix 2: Trainee Intakes

Appendix 3: 'Techs' Who Have Served in the Antarctic Region

Appendix 4: Summary of Major Installation Projects

Appendix 5: Summary of Major Equipment Variously Installed at Sites and Maintained by Radio Technical Officers


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The Bureau's first WF44 radar installation, at Laverton, Victoria, in March 1966. (Photograph courtesy of Ray Clarke)

  WF44 radar installation

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WF2 radar arriving at Cobar, New South Wales, in October 1968 to replace the AA3 Mk VII radar visible in the background. (Photograph courtesy of Jannes Keuken)

  WF2 radar

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Installation of the WF2 radar at Macquarie Island in February 1968.

  Installation of WF2 radar

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