Radio operator (possibly Max Crockett) at work, Nhill Aeradio Station.
Radio operator(possibly Max Crockett) at work, Nhill Aeradio Station, Civil Aviation Historical Society, 1950
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On the right of the radio operater (possibly Max Crockett)is the Lorenz Radio Range monitor unit. The Lorenz beam was short-wave landing radio beacon that had the advantage of not being subject to atmospheric interference.
A permanent roster of Aeradio operators at Nhill worked around the clock to provide full-time communications and navigation support to aircraft flying between Melbourne and Adelaide. The radio operators and associated radio technicians and their families were a valued part of the local community.