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Negative - State Electricity Commission, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 009480

Part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Victoria, operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) from 1919 to 1993 and various predecessor private and municipal power supply enterprises dating back to the late 1880s.
Description Of Content:
Car radio - operator Ray Longmuir, 6 August 1954.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: communication equipment, communications, motor cars, radio receivers, radio transmitters
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Transport Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, 06 Aug 1954


Graeme Bryant Posted on 11 May 2010 1:27 PM
They were the days. The radio equipment was in three units in the back of the ute or car. It was unique in that the system was fitted with 'selective call' such that individual cars could be rung. Yes, the handset actually rang! It was AWA equipment, was operating on 72.5 MHz simplex, i.e. press to talk. The SECV developed a radio network that covereed most of teh state for maintaining the distribution system to customers primarily. Ray went on to a senior position in the Metroploitan Branch operating out of Flinders Street.

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