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11th August, 2020

Helping the Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Day Dawn Service

It was a rare honor when the Shrine of Remembrance rang us for some technical help related to the ANZAC Day Dawn Service.

We needed to ensure they had crystal clear TV signals at all the in-house TV terminals. The team at the Shrine needs this to ensure the ANZAC Day Dawn Service broadcast runs smoothly.

We were recommended to the Victorian Shrine of Remembrance by one of our commercial clients, when they needed help with their television signal.

Due to Covid-19 this year’s ANZAC memorial would be different and they required a way to review the broadcast that was being watched by the public on their home televisions.

This particular job came with a few challenges:

  • The Shrine is an imposing stone structure, which can make it difficult to get a clear picture
  • It is a very special heritage building and due care must be taken when installing equipment on the exterior, drilling holes for mounts etc.
  • The placement of the antenna must ensure a crisp TV signal without affecting the beauty of the building—in fact we wanted the antenna to be completely invisible to visitors

We certainly had our work cut out for us but were delighted to take on the challenge. Our techs Joseph and Mario rose to the occasion, dropping all other work to help at an institution that holds such a special place in the hearts of all Australians.

The existing antenna was no good and required a total replacement.
We were able to get great reception from our MrAntenna branded MA612 Antenna—which is 100% Australian made with a lifetime warranty. This Aussie made product was the perfect choice for the iconic Aussie Shrine.

The signal was passed from the rooftop all the way to the basement—ensuring there was no loss of signal strength along the way. At the basement level, the signal was split up and distributed to each of the many television outlets on this level.

Now the staff, volunteers, diggers, and technicians manning the shrine can watch the Dawn Memorial Service on Saturday and make sure the broadcast is being transmitted correctly.

It was such a deep pleasure to help out the Shrine and be a part of the behind the scenes team that helps make the ANZAC Day Dawn Service run smoothly on this important day.

The payment for this job was not money, it was in honour that Mr Antenna could help.

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