After a satisfying lunch with ABC engineering folks on Friday, Matthew kindly drove Nigel and I out to Dural for a "behind the scenes" tour of the VK2WI site conducted by regular broadcaster Tim, VK2ZTM.
The star attraction, for me, is the new solid state pulse duration modulation 160m AM transmitter that has been commissioned in the last few weeks and sounds excellent.
If all else fails there is standby communications equipment on hand:
Although I've been to Dural many times, I've never been up stairs in the new shed. There is a display of equipment.
A modern station setup.
And an extensive library.
Thanks to Nigel for lunch, Matthew for the drive - (particularly entertaining to have a car radio with short wave), and thanks to Tim for the tour.