Pennant Hills Radio Station

Sister Station to Applecross

by Neil Yakalis

Applecross, on the Swan River in Perth, is about to celebrate their Centenary on 30th September 2012. With this in mind I decided to research its sister station Pennant Hills.

With the help of Brian Woods, who worked at Applecross, I was able to locate & visit the exact site of this land mark radio station. Both stations were built from similar building plans. Pennant Hills was officially opened on 19th August 1912 with Telefunken contracted to supply the equipment & the PMG operating it. It boasted a 400 foot mast with ten 120 foot masts circling it connected in an umbrella formation. Continue reading