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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

T is for Transmission Terminated

This week the analogue television signal was turned off in Northern NSW, so its over and out for my old black & white telly. TV began on the North Coast in January 1965 with the commercial channel NRN 11 broadcasting out of Coffs Harbour and the government owned ABC on Channel 2 in June of the same year. It wasn't until 1991 that we had more channels, making it 5 in total. Now we have 20 plus free channels now exclusively broadcasting in digital.


  1. The end of an era, eh?
    The dates surprise me. I thought only my country started late and developed slowly at first in the television broadcasting.

  2. Very interesting post. I was surprised at the late dates for development too.
    Color TV will be so much more fun to watch.

  3. yes, that happened a couple years ago in the US. a drag in the short term.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Gee, what will people do with all those old sets that still are in working condition?

    abcw team

  5. No more analog signals? Wow. I remember when we got our first big fat black and white TV at home! Technology is speeding ahead...

  6. Good old NR TV. I remember watching that as a child. Newcomers to the North Coast don't believe me when l say we only had 2 tv channels.

  7. I remember when we got out TV channel too ... in the mid 60s ... just in time to hear the ads about when the coins begin to mix on the 14th of February 1966. Not that we had TV, Mum and Dad hired it for a few weeks over Christmas but it was back to the shop as soon as school was in. No more Bonanza, Rawhide, Lone Ranger to distract our attention.


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