TV station uses a $10 wok as a transmitter

“Why pay $20,000 for a commercial link to run your television station when a $10 kitchen wok from the Warehouse is just as effective?

“This is exactly how North Otago’s newest television station 45 South is transmitting its signal from its studio to the top of Cape Wanbrow, in a bid to keep costs down.

“45 South volunteer Ken Jones designed the wok transmitter in his spare time last year when he wanted to provide wireless broadband to his Ardgowan home.

“‘A group of us wanted to connect our computers to each other and then we worked out a way to get of getting the signal between two points,’ he said.”

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