WOLLONGONG & THIRROUL CAMS

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tangles 65 started the topic in Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 at 12:50pm

just wondering when the cams are gunna be up and running again......

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epictard commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 5:20pm

Yeah, I have been wondering the same. Last time I asked was many months ago and was informed that many new camera locations were coming soon.
In fact, found the details ...
Wed, Sep 5, 2018, 4:00 PM
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Yep, got a bunch of 'em ready to go, just waiting on final sign-off and NBN installations.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 5:23pm

Yeah, taking longer than expected, but they'll be up soon. We don't have a surfcam installation department so unfortunately new surfcam installation time frames are subject to flexibility - many reasons of which are outside of our control (for example, sometimes it can take six monthr or more to get a simple internet connection active). Apologies for the inconvenience.

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epictard commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 12:25pm

Thanks for the update Ben.

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epictard commented Friday, 2 Aug 2019 at 10:29am

Just checking in for an update on these ... Any progress?

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thermalben commented Friday, 2 Aug 2019 at 10:46am

Sparky booked in for the week after next. Internet lines all sorted except one. Fingers crossed!

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thermalben commented Monday, 19 Aug 2019 at 4:58pm

Thirroul is back! And so is its cousin, Thirroul North (subs only).

https://www.swellnet.com/surfcams/thirroul
​​​​​​​https://www.swellnet.com/surfcams/thirroul-north

We also have a Kiama surfcam too (subs only).
https://www.swellnet.com/surfcams/kiama

Our new Wollongong surfcam is installed, but we're STILL having problems getting internet connected (regionally, the NBN is apparently 'oversubscribed' in parts of the 'Gong, so we're having to resort to some complex procedures to get things active). Hopefully just another week or two.

Here's a snapshot from the new Wollongong cam (better view than before!).

Thanks for everyone's patience.

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epictard commented Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019 at 11:47am

Excellent, thanks for the update.
I was surprised by the Kiama camera.

Not that I will surf there, but good for swell indicators.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019 at 12:04pm

Wollongong internet got activated yesterday! Just gotta get the sparky there to tee it all up and the cam will be live.

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epictard commented Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019 at 1:23pm

Just checking on Thirroul cams, both down, and Wollongong cam status.

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019 at 1:58pm

Thirroul had an NBN issue. Technician went around there y'day, and fixed the problem (dodgy cabling in the pit in the street) - and then, for some unknown reason, our modem died (bloody annoying!!).

I'm on the road at the moment and will try to get a replacement modem sent over ASAP.

Wollongong is being finalised this Friday (camera is already installed, we've been waiting for NBN to be activated, which we have been advised went live a few weeks ago).

Almost there!

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Westofthelake commented Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019 at 3:21pm

That Kiama cam is unreal. So close to the beach and so clear.

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epictard commented Monday, 14 Oct 2019 at 5:39pm

Wollongong is super clear too. Cheers Ben.