New Radio Station for Northland

Whangarei Photo News September 1966

Northland will shortly have its first national radio station which will be known as Station 1YX. The new broadcasting studio will be in Whangarei in the same building as the commerical Station 1XN. Also, both transmitters are together at Tikipunga and will both use the same transmitting tower which as been adapted for use by both stations.

Although of the same output as the 1XN transmitter, the new equipment (left) is much smaller – a tribute to technology
The transmitting tower at Tikipunga showing “paddles” added to the top to adapt it to its additional role.
All you can see from the outside of what makes the new transmitter tick.
Mr John Quinn is technical advisor in charge of installation.
NZBC technician Mr E. Lewis at the new control panel.

QSL card from 1YX, 830 kHz, issued in 1975.
© Radio Heritage Foundation, Laurie Boyer Collection

From Whangarei District Libraries, Heritage Collection

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