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Otago TV transmission with a wok

Posted by kiwiscanfly on May 1, 2007

clipped from www.nzherald.co.nz

New Zealanders have a reputation for being early adopters of technology. But it was encouraging to see the reaction to a report about a Kiwified low-tech approach to the media revolution.

nzherald.co.nz reported a story from the Oamaru Mail about a new local station for North Otago, 45 South, which is transmitting its signal from a wok.

Apparently the local computer enthusiasts who started the channel worked out the configuration for a wok was the same as for much more expensive satellite dishes.

Rather than spend $20,000 for a commercial link up – which they did not have – they bought several woks from The Warehouse. The online story was a huge hit with readers around the world.

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