The wi-fi telegraphy station at Geraldon with callsign VIN commenced operation on 12 Might 1913. It was the primary station in Western Australia constructed by the Commonwealth. VIP Perth / Fremantle / Applecross had commenced beforehand, however that station was constructed by the Australasian Wi-fi Firm below contract to the Commonwealth. The station offered a significant hyperlink between VIP and VIZ Roebourne in the course of the daytime (thence to VIO Broome, VIW Wyndham and stations additional North) and notably when land telegraph programs failed. Operationally the station’s duties remained comparatively fixed for a number of many years, being basically a communications hyperlink between the massive numbers of ships that hugged the Western Australian shoreline in addition to the massive mail liners that linked Australia to Europe and ports between. Organisational management nonetheless was always altering:
- initially a presumably undesirable a part of the Postmaster-Basic’s Division, however with officers professionally classied
- following the graduation of WW1, more and more, if informally inside the gamut of Defence
- then, late in WW1, a reluctant transferee to the Division of the Navy because the Royal Australian Naval Radio Service (RANRS)
- nicely after the conclusion of WW1, lastly transferred again to the Postmaster-Basic’s Division
- in 1922 purchased below the management of Amalgamated Wi-fi (Australasia) Ltd because it elevated its grasp of Australian wi-fi
- in 1928 the laborious belongings of the coastal radio community formally offered to AWA
- Upon graduation of WW2, once more the coastal radio community management vested in Defence
- in 1946 briefly below the management of the PMG once more
- in 1948 transferred to the newly created Abroad Telecommunications
World Warfare I
Publish World Warfare I
PMG management resumes
Sale of Station to AWA
World Warfare II
Publish World Warfare II
Members and workers
Design, building, upkeep
- John Graeme Balsillie, 1913, Commonwealth Wi-fi Skilled who designed the wi-fi system deployed and oversighted the community institution
- Walter Moss Sweeney, 1913, building venture supervising engineer for the Postmaster-Basic’s Division
- R. C. Cox, 1913, assistant venture engineer for the Postmaster-Basic’s Division
- R. D. Munson, 1913, venture foreman-rigger for the Public Works Division’s portion of the development venture
- Sydney Trim, 1930, mast alternative venture supervising engineer for Amalgamated Wi-fi (Australasia) Ltd.
- S. Broomehall, 1930, mast alternative venture mechanic for Amalgamated Wi-fi (Australasia) Ltd.
- James Joseph Wiseman Lamb, senior wi-fi officer, March? 1913 to Might 1914
- Mark Mortimer, senior wi-fi officer, Might 1914 to ??
- Arthur McDonald, wi-fi officer, circa January 1915
- A. E. Pell, wi-fi officer, ?? to July 1915 (depart for conflict service)
- B. Hooker, wi-fi officer, ?? to August 1915 (depart for conflict service)
- Broomhill, wi-fi officer, July 1915 to ??
- H. Selfe, wi-fi officer, circa Might 1920
- Louis Alfred Fontaine, wi-fi officer, circa Jun 1923
- E. W. Tymms, wi-fi officer, circa April 1925
- Reginald Charles Goodland, wi-fi officer, January 1924 to December 1925
- George Franklin Prepare dinner, wi-fi officer, circa 1928
- Harold E. Cox, senior wi-fi officer, circa 1929 to March 1931
- Newman Dobson Pusey, ??, 1926 to August 1933
- E. H. Smellie, wi-fi operator, 1930 to March 1931; senior wi-fi operator, March 1931 to November 1933
- H. B. Wolfe, wi-fi operator, March 1931 to ??
- F. H. Chrismas, senior wi-fi officer, circa November 1935 to Might 1949+
- R. C. Anderson, wi-fi officer, circa September 1936 to September 1940; reduction January 1949 to Might 1949
- C. Lemmon, ??, December 1940 to ??
Station guard WW1
- Second Lieut Gibbings, guard commander August 1914 to ??
- Second Lieut E. S. Everett, guard commander ?? to February 1915
- Second Lieut Hutton, guard commander February 1915 to ??
- Corporal W. Go, guard troop, died France February 1917 “no larger love”
- Personal George Compton, guard troop August 1914 to January 1915, died France July 1918 “no larger love”
- H. H. Opie, guard commander ?? to ??
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