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Date:
03/10/1956
Object ID:
2016.002.001
Object Name:
Letter
Scope & Content:
Letter on pre—printed letterhead for "Brookes & Gatehouse Ltd".

Envelope [with letter] Addressed to:
Sir Edumund Hilary,
The Commonwealth Trans—Antarctic Expedition,
Ross Sea Committee,
P O Box 2693,
Wellington,
NEW ZEALAND.

The envelope has no stamp or post office mark, suggesting it was never posted.

Letter reads:

3rd October, 1956

Sir Edmund Hilary,
The Commonwealth Transantarctic Expedition,
NEW ZEALAND.

Dear Sir,

On the instructions of David Stratton Esq., we despatch herewith two "Heron" Direction—finding aerials for use with your Marconi H.P. 31 Transceivers. Full operating instructions are enclosed, together with spare ferrite rods. These rods are for possible re—placement in the event of those fitted being broken by heavy dropping of the equipment.

If you have the time to write to us, we shall be very interested to hear at what ranges, and on what frequencies you obtain good D/F bearings. In our trials over the sea good bearings were obtainable at 30 miles on a frequency of 7.0 Mc/s.

Wishing you every success.

Yours faithfully,
Brookes and Gatehouse Ltd.

[Signature in black ink]

Richard N.B.Gatehouse
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