Thanks for the interesting link.
The Hue transmitter was a 50 kW unit. Interesting
that the psyops people called it Big Squirt. Never
heard that term until today. I am thinking it was a
Continental unit, probably a 317series transmitter,
but I can't confirm that at the moment..
The VOA MW transmitter in the Philippines was at
the old Poro Point station. The actual transmitter was
a Continental 105-B 1000 kW transmitter, two 500 kW
transmitter sections with a combiner. That transmitter
was installed in the early 1950s and was in daily use
until the mid-1990s, when it was replaced by a Harris
DX-1000. The Continental transmitter stayed in place
as a standby transmitter and then went back into daily
use, while the Harris transmitter was relocated to the
new Poro Point location. When the newly relocated
Harris was back in operation and back on the air, the
old Continental was taken out of service, removed from
the building and the old facility was turned back over
to the Government of the Philippines.
Two of the VOA employees who were operating that
transmitter facility at Hue were captured. Candido Badua
and Charles "Chuck" Willis.
Kim Elliot's Communciations World has a bit about
Willis. I see where Kim discusses Willis as the only
VOA employee, but I suspect the distinction is that
Willis was a direct hire employee and Badua was
a contract employee.
--- On Sun, 1/9/11, OZOB99 <ozob99@...> wrote:
From: OZOB99 <ozob99@...>
Subject: [coldwarcomms] Another "Blue Eagle"
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2011, 10:24 PM
The CINCPAC/PACOM ABNCP aircraft was'nt the only Blue Eagle in the Pacific theater.
The Navy had 4 NC-121J Super Connies known as "Blue Eagle" doing AM/FM/SW/TV PSYOPS broadcasting in Viet Nam during the mid 1960's;the Air Force assumed this mission in 1970 with "Coronet Solo" aircraft.
This page on PSYOPS also mentions the VOA "Big Squirt" MW transmitter at Hue and another in the Philippines:
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