AWA Pennant Hills Transmitting Centre
of the earliest commercial wireless stations in Australia, AWA Radio Centre, Pennant Hills, near Sydney, at the time was the
largest and most modern of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
functions of the Centre comprised the
Beam Feeder Transmitters, operating with Melbourne
The Coastal Radio Transmitters, communicating with Rabaul,
Fiji and Noumea, and also with Adelaide, Perth, Townsville and Brisbane
Sydney Radio short-wave long-distance transmitters
communicating with ships at sea
The ordinary 600 and 800 metre marine transmitters
The NSW Police Transmitter,
keeping police headquarters in touch with the Police Patrol Cars
The 5 kW Broadcast Transmitters of Broadcasting Station
The Trawler Transmitter for communication with trawlers operating on the NSW coast
In addition, AWA Radio
Centre, Pennant Hills, housed the shortwave broadcasting transmitters for overseas broadcasting to England, Canada and the
United States, for relaying in those countries.
Whilst the whole of the above transmitting
functions were carried out by AWA Radio Centre, Pennant Hills, the actual operating of the various units is actuated by "remote
control" from various parts of Sydney, and also from La Perouse.
The AWA designed and manufactured 20 kW
oil-cooled transmitter used for Empire and world-wide shortwave broadcasting and overseas telephony, is also installed at
Radio Centre, Pennant Hills. The whole of the transmitters at this station were designed and manufactured by AWA.