School students from the Kopkop College in Port Moresby visited Telikom’s Gerehu Earth Station this week as part of their school excursion.
The two grade nine classes were given a tour of the facility as part of their Science lesson on Communication, specifically on sound communication and electromagnetic waves.
Science teacher, Barbara Anatau, said one of the outcome objectives is to illustrate to the students how telecommunication has contributed to the socio-economic development of the country.
The Gerehu Earth Station is a ground-based transmitting/receiving station in a satellite communications system. The counterpart to the earth station is the satellite in orbit, which is the “space station.”
Earth stations use dish-shaped antennas, the diameters of which can be under two feet for satellite TV to as large as fifty feet for satellite operators.
The students showed much enthusiasm in the satellite topics, forwarding numerous questions to the Satellite Engineers.
They also visited Telikom’s Ela Beach Exchange.
Source: TELIKOM MEDIA UNIT