Peter & Allan Retirement/James Resigning Farewell Function Nov 2017
Maritime Operations Centre (MOC) / Taupo Maritime Radio/ZLM Operators. Between the six of us, we have worked at Auckland Radio/ZLD, Wellington Radio/ZLW, Chatham Islands Radio/ZLC, Awarua Radio/ZLB, Taupo Maritime Radio/ZLM*, and in Allan's case at Scott Base Antartic, and James in the 1990 - 1991 Gulf War for the RNZAF.
From L - R,
Tony Graham: ZLB, ZLC, ZLD, ZLM (current)
James Lamb: RNZAF, ZLM (resigning)
Peter Baird: ZLW, ZLM (retiring)
Allan Burgess: ZLZ, ZLX, ZLC, ZLQ, ZLW, ZLM (retiring)
Graham Turner: ZLW, ZLC, ZLM (retired)*
Brendan Comerford: ZLW, ZLC, ZLM (current ZLM Manager)
Give or take, about 250 years of SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) radio experience just here - go us ;-)
Taupo Maritime Radio is remote controlled from the Maritime Operations Centre in Lower Hutt.
* Graham also worked on the other side of the Morse Key/Radio onboard ships in the merchant navy before coming ashore to work from Coast Radio Stations, i.e. ZLW, ZLC, ZLM.