Relief for Mary Kay at “Smithton Radio”
(Monday 11 January 2016)
The MAST VHF base station on Three Hummock Island has been monitored and controlled by Mary Kay for many years.
Mary has a well-earned reputation for providing safety communications in the north west coast area for many years. In response to a request from Mary and MAST, TMR has now provided a link to the Three Hummock base station so that Mary can hand control of the station to TMR if she cannot be in attendance at her post. This link has also facilitated the monitoring (by Tas Port Security) of the Three Hummock base station throughout the night - for emergencies.
All this in no way means that Mary is retiring or backing off – she is as enthusiastic and dedicated as ever.