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Down Under Comes Up Live – 50th Anniversary – first ever live TV transmission between Australia and overseas

02 Nov 16
Peter Bull
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Guntis (“Gus”) Berzins reminds us all the way from Latvia that another anniversary of an historic event in Australia telecommunications history is fast approaching. If you have any stories or photos that relate to this event please send them to me for circulation to the wider group.


A friend of Gus, Colin Mackellar,  reminds us that later this month will be the 50th anniversary of the historic TV broadcast between Carnarvon and Goonhilly / London, which was the first ever live TV transmission between Australia and overseas.   Colin Mackellar was at one stage associated with the NASA tracking operations in Australia.

You may wish to distribute his message, and particularly the associated honeysuckle link on your veterans mailing list, as it has a considerable amount of information about OTC(A).

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