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The Directors

 

 

 

 

Barry McCANN OAM

Barry McCann Barry's technical career started at 7HT and whilst manager there, joined forces in 1975 with the late Les Collis, (presenter of the See You on the River programme), to establish a radio network for pleasure craft. Throughout the following years, Barry worked to build up the service from 14 boats to what it is today, a network of over 1200 boats. In 1979, he opened McCann's Model World and with Tas Marine Radio and other interests, he is kept very busy. He and wife Judy enjoy travel, boating and campervanning. In 2010, Barry was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to maritime communications.

 

Stuart BRAUNHOLZ

Stu Braunholz Stu was born in Western Australia and grew up on a farm southeast of Perth (WA) and after schooling at Albany High, returned to the farm. Later, he worked for an engineering firm and as a projectionist, at the Narrogin Drive-In, before enlisting in the RAAF, as an Armament Fitter. His service days saw him living in each state and including Malaya, finally migrating to Tasmania from Victoria in 1989. He acquired an amateur radio licence in 1980 and became involved in the technical side of Tasmar Radio in 1996.


In 1998 Stu was nominated for a Pride of Australia Medal for his services to Maritime Radio Services. He joined the team at TMR at the end of 1996 and started operating in January 1997. Since then has devoted an enormous amount time and effort to operating, engineering and administrative duties. As a Home Base Operator, Stu has been on call virtually 24 hours a day in case of emergency situations or if another operator is unable to report for duty. A radio man from way back, Stu is active in Amateur Radio circles as well, being involved in the Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network (WICEN).

 

Brian MUIR

Brian Muir Brian's background in radio is extensive and amazes the non-technical in this organization as he weaves his magic and diagnostic skills to relieve radio interference and make the seemingly impossible work. Trained in telecommunications and radio communications in Hobart, Brian has mostly worked in the Federal Government radio-regulatory environment, investigating radio interference, conducting radio and radar surveys on ships, allocating radio frequencies and diagnosing radio communications interference. Now retired, Brian spends a lot of time as a volunteer on upgrade work for the Tas Marine Radio network.