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Auto Alarm Keyer - Operator Console # 1, Melbourne Coastal Radio Station, 1990-2002 Object Reg. No: HT 5638 5

Summary:
Auto Alarm Keyer manufactured by Centre Industries and used in conjunction with Main Operator Console.

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 and on/off switch and control buttons on the off-white coloured 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 connectors are located).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Greenwood, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8.9 cm (Height), 7.4 cm (Width), 20.3 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: 'AUTO ALARM KEYER / START/ RESET / OFF / MF / ON'
On rear panel: 'T21'
On metal label adhered to rear panel: 'EQUIPMENT AUTOMATIC / ALARM KEYER / DRAWING No. (CI) 77-100-947 ISS 1 / MANUFACTURER CENTRE INDUSTRIES / DATE MTH-YR 7-77 / SERIAL & ITEM No. 00012'
User: Telstra - Australian Maritime Communication Service (Australian MCS) Melbourne Maritime Communication Service (Melbourne MCS), Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, 1977-2002
Manufacturer: Centre Industriaes, 1977
References: Melbourne MCS (Melbourne Maritime Coastal Service) accessed 13 March 2012 http://coastradio.info/vim.html

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