OTC(A)Carnarvon Earth Station

Photos by
Guntis (“Gus”) Berzins




During testing of the OTC(A) Carnarvon Earth Station a TV test transmission from Brewster Flat, USA
was received during an unplanned opportunity on 5 December 1966.

 

Historically, this is probably the first TV transmission received in Australia from the USA,
although it was received unintentionally during testing of the OTC(A) Carnarvon Earth Station.


OTC(A) Carnarvon

Engineer Guntis Berzins viewing transmission from the Brewster Flat USA on 5 December 1966.

Guntis Berzins’ note on the back of the photograph: “First TV transmission accidentally received from USA, Carnarvon, W.A. – Dec. 1966”.

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OTC(A) Carnarvon

Signals received in Carnarvon from Brewster Flat on 5 December 1966.

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OTC(A) Carnarvon

Signals received in Carnarvon from Brewster Flat on 5 December 1966.

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OTC(A) Carnarvon

Signals received in Carnarvon from Brewster Flat on 5 December 1966.

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Other Photo sets:

1. Establishing Carnarvon

2. The Historic Carnarvon – Goonhilly Broadcast

4. People at OTC Carnarvon

5. Preparing for Cyclone Elsie, January 1967

 

Photos by Guntis Berzins.