|Walvis Bay Radio is located 13Km in land from the coast. It provides both a coastal radio service and Inland communications as well.
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|These pictures were sent to me by Hein Bertram V51EK and should not be used elsewhere without permission.
|The antenna that was used for the 500KHz MF CW service
|The operating position for the Inland Radio Service taken at nightThe person shown is called Birty who retired from the station in June 2003
|The Duneside site
|John Shelley, Supervisor of the Maritime Radio Services
|The Top Loaded MF Antenna
|The operating hall 1958 to 1973
|External shot of the building taken in 2001
|Aerial shot of the present station
|Radio Direct dialing operating position using Codan Radios
|R/T operating position with Andreas Shapaka, who is the newest and youngest member of the station team.
|The tallest Antenna Mast, it used to be twice as high until the top section was lost in a gale.All masts at the station are of wooden construction.
|View from the gate
|The equipment room
|The watch receivers
|The following pictures were sent to me by Glenn Dunstan and are his © they should not be used elsewhere without permission.
|Walvis Bay Radio transmit station
|Walvis Bay Radio - Transmitter Hall
|Marconi and Codan Transmitters
|The 2182 kHz tx - all 4 kW of it
|500 kHz tx'ers - now used for NAVTEX on 518 kHz
|The original 500 kHz antenna coupler - still in pristine condition
|Tx antenna switching matrix
|Operations room - note the 1970's era light fixtures.
The station is in first class condition.
|MF antenna for NAVTEX
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