The Digital Radio Concentrator System

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Simon Moorhead


Telecommunications, History, Digital Radio Concentrator System, Telecom Research Laboratories, National Rural and Remote Programme


A reprint of a technical paper from 1986 which details the design and development of the Digital Radio Concentrator System deployed by Telstra to provide automatic telephone services throughout outback Australia.


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Martell, P. H., Lopes, P., Worsdell, G., & Bannister, G. P. (1986). The Digital Radio Concentrator System — DRCS, Telecommunication Journal of Australia, 36(3), 3-22.
Brass, K. (1993). The phone goes bush, Australian Geographic, 29, 56-75, January-March. The article was reproduced by Telstra and the Telstra reprint is available at