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Old Posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:22 AM
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Does anyone have an idea where the KNX Transmitting Station was located in the 1920s? Multiple photographs in this group.

"KNX Radio, Los Angeles, Transmitting Station, orig Photo Lot, c1921"


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Is this the station? (why the water tower?)

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The view from the station?

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Was the station near Palomar observatory?

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Is this, in fact, Palomar....or some other observatory?

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I'm asking too many questions.





I'm guessing this one was taken inside the station.

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And lastly, this one showing...umm..people.

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Early history.

KNX began as a five-watt amateur radio station, 6ADZ, which Fred Christian put on the air on September 10, 1920, broadcasting on a wavelength of 200 meters (1500 kHz).
In December 1921, the station moved to 360 meters (833 kHz) and became KGC, sharing time with other stations that broadcast on the same frequency. On May 4, 1922,
the station increased power to 50 watts and became KNX.



The seller has additional information on KNX HERE (scroll down)

Unless I missed it, the actual location of the early transmitting station is never mentioned.

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