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
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.