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Tristan da Cunha Communications News 2006 - 2013

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Head of Communications Department Andy Repetto can be reached by email at tristanradio@tdc-gov.com
by phone on +44 (0) 20 3014 2034 and via Tristan Radio on VHF Channel 14, 16, 78 and 80. HFSSB 4000 / 4149 / 6230 / 8294mhz
See also details for visiting ships / yachts on
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For reports and photos of Tristan Communications including phones, radio and installation of VHF transmission stations see: Communications News 2006 - 2013

Andy Repetto visits (SAMSA) MRCC Cape Town and Cape Town Radio during his stay in South Africa in April 2016
marking the fortieth anniversary of Andy starting communication links with Cape Town.

Photos inside the Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) run by the South African Marine Safety Authority (SAMSA) during Andy's visit on 3rd April 2016.

Andy with colleagues at the MRCC

Photos inside Cape Town Radio Station during Andy's visit on 3rd April 2016 showing the layout of the main room above and Andy Repetto with Cape Town Radio colleagues right.

Andy has had a long association with Cape Town Radio which began 40 years ago when he joined what was then Tristan's Post and Telecommunications Department in 1976. In the early days he worked radio schedules with rather poor voice contact which therefore relied on Morse Code for accurate messaging until the digital age introduced the use of the internet.

Head of Department Andy Repetto
Andrea (Andy) Repetto has been appointed as the Head of Tristan da Cunha's Communications Department in October 2007. Andy is a familiar voice to many yachts and ships approaching Tristan da Cunha over many years, often seeking urgent assistance as he worked as the island's Communications Officer. His crucial service operates under the name Tristan Radio ZOE and has been the lifeline to many as he has guided them to the Tristan anchorage and summoned help from the island's search and rescue vessels.
Andy started his career in Tristan's Post & Communications Department where he worked from 1976-1993, attending a course in St. Helena with Cable & Wireless in 1980. He switched to working for the Tristan PWD between 1993-2003, where he was employed in a variety of roles including Auto Electric Engineer/Welder/Crane Driver & Communications/Navigation Officer for fisheries patrol boat.
He attended the Southampton City College & Southern Sailing School, Hampshire UK in 2002 and joined the re-organised Telecommunications Department in 2003. He was appointed Head of Telecommunications in October 2007 and installed the first amateur radio station on the island.

Andy is the son
of Lindsay and Margaret Repetto
and is married to
Lorraine (nee Glass)
who sent these two
2007 photographs
of Andy
in the Tristan Radio Station.

For reports and photos of Tristan Communications including phones, radio and installation of VHF transmission stations see: Communications News 2006 - 2013
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