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Huge Mast For Radio "Ham"

Many travellers on Wakefield Quay will have noticed a change in the skyline in recent weeks. The difference is the 70ft radio transceiver mast that Roy Sharland has erected behind his home. The huge all-steal structure is reported to be the largest self-supporting mast used by a radio ham in New Zealand. It has a beam which is hydraulically controlled from the radio room and it's putting Roy in touch with the most outlandish places. Its erection was a tremendous job accomplished without the slightest trouble.


The mast towers above surrounding houses


Roy explains the workings of the hydraulic beam


Up she goes