NBN News Rewind – Episode 3

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Newcastle’s police wireless handset

Once upon a handset, it was the time NBN news visited

Newcastle’s police wireless station.

Now taken for granted, this was once the cutting-edge

of policing and worthy of a local story.

Viewers learnt how radio sets in roaming police cars

used dash-mounted handsets, decades before mobile

phones arrived.

Details were shared by two-way with a mobile officer,

using data from printed cards at the wireless station.

Instant information, fast and mobile policing.

And locals saw it all on NBN news. Our early crews

sharing the moments that mattered.