KEK

Marine coast station was located in Hillsboro, Oregon along with point to point station KGH (see the Point to Point section for details on KGH).  KEK operated on 418kc and 500kc in the MF band and on 9 other frequencies in the HF bands.  KEK and KGH were owned by the Mackay Radio and Telegraph Company.


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KEK and Point-to-Point Receivers

 KEK and Point-to-Point Receivers
KEK and Point-to-Point Receivers

Foreground: Point-to point receivers at Council Crest near Portland, Oregon. Background: Marine receivers for KEK. All receivers are Kolster designed TRF using loop antennas. Note crank wheels below the receivers for controlling the loops outside.

Control Point

 Control Point
Control Point

Receivers and marine control point at Council Crest near Portland, Oregon.  Built 1921, photo taken 1927 nwhen the stations were owned by the Federal Telegraph Company. Note the large loops and the controlling drive shafts from the crank wheels inside the building.