KSA

KSA was a station of the Robert Dollar Company located in Seattle, WA.  It apparently did not operate in the LF or MF bands but did use six frequencies in the HF bands.


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Under Construction

 Under Construction
Under Construction

KSA under construction.  This appears to be the building to the left of the traffic circle.  But it's hard to say whether the buildings were the transmitter and receiver shacks or the combined transmitter/receiver operations building and the power building.

Station Site

 Station Site
Station Site

The completed station site showing a neat, well constructed layout.

Operating Position

 Operating Position
Operating Position

What a wonderful operating position!  This neat, professional layout probably was reflected in crisp and efficient on air operations.  Note the three pedistal mounted receivers, IP501 receiver to the left, and central receiver with plug in coils below.  Pushbuttons and pilot lights built into the table top probably controlled the transmitter(s).  Western Electric 509 headsets are on the table but the horn and cone speakers allowed monitoring without wearing these famously uncomfortable headsets.  The panels to the rear may the the transmiters.

Generator

 Generator
Generator

Station generator, presumably for emergency power, and power panel.  What appear to be motor-generator sets may be seen to either side.