1978: No replacement for transmitter 873

In September 1978, the Post Office Regional Engineer wrote to the Manager of Auckland Radio (Dennis Horan) advising that there would be no temporary replacement for the 2045kHz Collier & Beale 873 transmitter which had been reported as close to failure on 5 July.

letter to the manager of Auckland Radio

Three days later, the Post Office Regional Engineer offered the transmitter to the Museum of Transport & Technology in Auckland:

NZ Post Office offers transmitter to MOTAT

The Chief Technician (Radio) and the Auckland Radio Manager promptly objected to this, asking that the transmitter be retained at Auckland Radio.