Before 4ZZ could start broadcasting in 1975, a transmitter was ordered from the U.S. But after it was lost on the dock in New York, 4ZZ's chief engineer at the time Ross Dannecker built the station's first transmitter.
Japan's whaling justification labelled inadequate
Japan submitted a revised whaling plan to the commission, stating 330 Minke whales should be killed annually for the next 12 years for scientific purposes.
The expert panel found no scientific justification for continuing lethal research whaling in the Southern Ocean and encouraged non-lethal means of examining whale populations.