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Auto Alarm - Operator Console # 1, Melbourne Coastal Radio Station, 1967 Object Reg. No: HT 5638 4

Summary:
Auto Alarm manufactured by Anritsu Electrical Ltd Pty, Japan and used in conjunction with Main Operator Console. The unit was manufactured in 1967 and appears to have been modified in 1975.

This equipment 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:
Rectangular box shaped object with two switches and control knobs on the grey front panel and connector ports on the rear panel. The box probably fitted into a cavity within the main console and exposed only the two end panels (where the controls or connections are located).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Greenwood, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8.9 cm (Height), 7.4 cm (Width), 21.0 cm (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
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: transceivers
Inscriptions: Markings on front panel: '13000 c/s 2200 c/s OUTPUT dBm/ REMOTE OFF LOCAL SEND/ AUTO MANUAL/ 150mA'
On metal plate riveted to rear panel: 'TYPE Z-464B / SENDER / SERIAL NO. R27466 / DATE 1967-3 / Anritsu Electric Co Ltd / TOKYO JAPAN'
On partial sticker on top of unit: 'M"VILLE / Ade [...] Radio'
On handwritten label adhered to left hand side of unit: 'MODIFIED TYPE ALARM / INTO USE 29.10.75'
User: Telstra - Australian Maritime Communication Service (Australian MCS) Melbourne Maritime Communication Service (Melbourne MCS), Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, 1975-2002
Manufacturer: Amritsu Electric Company Limited, Tokyo, Japan, 1967
References: Melbourne MCS (Melbourne Maritime Coastal Service) accessed 13 March 2012 http://coastradio.info/vim.html

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