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Handwritten Script - Final message, Melbourne Coastal Radio Station, 01 Jul 2002 Object Reg. No: HT 5602

Summary:
Handwritten script for final transmission from Cape Schanck Radio Facility, stamped with TELSTRA stamp, 1 July, 2002. Melbourne Maritime Radio Collection.

The item is signed by Station Manager Roger Boyden and dated 1/7/2003, which is incorrect; it should be 1/7/2002.

This document was collected from the Melbourne Coastal Radio Station after it was closed in July 2002. In addition to communications equipment and documentation, items in general office use were collected in order to represent as far as possible the working environment at the time of closure.
Description:
White, A4 paper. Handwritten text in black ink on one side; typewritten text on the other. Stamped with Telstra date stamp at bottom left; authenticated by Roger Boyden in blue ink at bottom right.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Telstra - Australian Maritime Communication Service (Australian MCS) Melbourne Maritime Communication Service (Melbourne MCS), 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 296 mm (Width), 210 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: communications, wireless, radio stations
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Melbourne Coastal Radio Station, Australian Coastal Radio Service, 1912-2002, Melbourne Coastal Radio, Reminiscences of an OTC Technician, 1969-1992, Australian Coastal Radio Service, 1912-2012
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: transceivers
Inscriptions: The message reads:

"This is the final transmission of Melbourne Radio. This is the end of a service that has operated continuously since the 8th of February, 1912 - when this station, Australia's oldest, was commissioned.

We go off the air forever with deep sadness but with the satisfaction of having played a part in a service that has saved countless lives over the past ninety years. To all the men and women who have devoted their skill, sweat and dedication to this service, past and present, we salute you. Our final salute is reserved for Marconi, whose genius began this adventure.

Farewell to you all.

This is Melbourne Radio

OUT"

The item is stamped with a TELSTRA stamp, 1 July, 2002, and signed by Roger Boyden and dated 1/7/2003, which is wrong; it should be 1/7/2002.
Creator: Telstra - Australian Maritime Communication Service (Australian MCS) Melbourne Maritime Communication Service (Melbourne MCS), Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, 01 Jul 2002

Signed by Roger Boyden 1/7/2003 (date incorrect); stamped with TELSTRA stamp, 1 Jul 2002.
References: Melbourne MCS (Melbourne Maritime Coastal Service) accessed 13 March 2012 http://coastradio.info/vim.html

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