KTK Mussel Rock, CA
KTK was a coast station of the Robert Dollar company and was part of a network of stations designed to communicate exclusively with ships of the Robert Dollar line, notable for their dollar sign stack insignia. The Robert Dollar stations were eventually required to serve as common carriers and communicate with ships of any line.
See the Incredible Radio Tales section of this Web site for information about the Robert Dollar Company.
KTK operated on 500kc and 6 frequencies in the HF band using A1 and A2 emission. The station was later absorbed by Globe Wireless which continued to operate it under the KTK call sign. Eventually the KTK frequencies became the KFS/B frequencies and were identified as such until Globe Wireless ceased Morse operation in 1999.
We want to express special thanks to Edward Prather for his help with information about KTK. Mr. Prather writes:
"I was the Chief Engineer for Globe Wireless from 1952 - 1960 at which time Globe was acquired by AC&R.
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