KVL mobile unit

KVL Mobile

ARTHUR DAILEY outside the mobile unit “on the scene” for radio station K V L Seattle – 1939 (from the MOHAI Collection

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. - Jason Remington Airchecks

1 thought on “KVL mobile unit

  1. mikec says:
    July 11, 2016 4:16 pm at
    I’ve made references to this picture here previously when discussing ‘remotes’ & early live broadcasts in Seattle. I’m absolutely captivated by Arthur Daileys mobile broadcasting station & wonder if he was transmitting directly onto assigned 1370 kc/s. I always get the impression that KVL was a one-man operation but could be wrong. I also wonder how he powered this equipment as generator/converters to change from 6 or 12 volts DC car batteries to higher AC voltages wouldn’t have been available at the time. I suspect the technically skilled Mr Dailey must have created such a device, if indeed this gear is being powered by car batteries. In any event, it’s a technical marvel for it’s time!

    pugetsound says:
    July 11, 2016 6:24 pm at
    I wish I knew what the grey unit in the vehicle was. Looks like something with a motor. MOHAI or the Hall of Radio History may contain more information on Dailey’s remote broadcast facility.

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