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00893

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The Marpi (Saipan) site had been used by the U.S. military as an ammunition dump during and after World War II. Here is some of the ordinance collected as the site was being prepared. The U.S. Navy blew the cache up shortly after this photo was taken.
Year:
1976  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-04-06 23:57:11
construction KFBS


Image Size:   
950 x 675
File Size:  693 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01005

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Transmitter building and antennas, KFBS, Saipan.
Year:
1990  Country: MNP  Set: 30  Updated: 2008-08-07 13:39:54
KFBS equipment


Image Size:   
950 x 689
File Size:  543 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01006

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View south from KFBS, Marpi Point, Saipan.
Year:
1990  Country: MNP  Set: 30  Updated: 2008-08-07 13:40:15
KFBS scene


Image Size:   
950 x 691
File Size:  490 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01007

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Continental 100kw transmitters, KFBS, Marpi Point, Saipan.
Year:
1990  Country: MNP  Set: 29  Updated: 2008-08-05 22:21:17
equipment KFBS


Image Size:   
950 x 692
File Size:  535 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01008

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Ezra Williams (from Pohnpei) looks through the KFBS tape library. Tapes from all over the world come to Saipan for transmission to Russia and Asia.
Year:
1990  Country: MNP  Set: 7  Updated: 2008-09-03 20:28:21
KFBS


Image Size:   
950 x 686
File Size:  581 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01049

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Construction at Marpi Point, Saipan. Studio/Administration building for KFBS. On left, Roy Hinger.
Year:
1983  Country: MNP  Updated: 2008-08-06 14:17:07
construction KFBS


Image Size:   
950 x 693
File Size:  709 k
Original: Color print
Stored: LM
01050

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Construction at Marpi Point, Saipan. Main shop area in the middle.
Year:
1983  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-06-09 14:28:23
construction KFBS


Image Size:   
950 x 687
File Size:  497 k
Original: Color print
Stored: LM
01051

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Construction at Marpi Point, Saipan. Rainwater catchment/storage structure.
Year:
1983  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-06-09 15:08:55
KFBS


Image Size:   
950 x 692
File Size:  639 k
Original: Color print
Stored: LM
01072

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Engineer Byrd Brunemeier works on circuitry in the KFBS transmitter room in 1983. The transmitter is a 100kw GE, built in 1942 (See #1023-1024). In time this transmitter would be retired and replaced with Continental Electronics 100kw units.
Year:
1983  Country: MNP  Set: 29  Updated: 2011-09-30 20:13:25
KFBS equipment staff


Image Size:   
950 x 633
File Size:  312 k
Original: Color print
Stored: Saipan
01073

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Local staff George Babauta runs the board at KFBS, Marpi Point, Saipan. In the 1980's cassettes were replacing quarter inch reel-to-reel tapes.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Set: 7  Updated: 2008-09-03 20:35:15
staff KFBS equipment


Image Size:   
950 x 655
File Size:  290 k
Original: Black & white Print
Stored: Saipan
01074

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Prior to digitalization of audio, "Carousel" machines were used to automate the playing of repetitive announcements such as station breaks. Local staff member George Babauta attends to one of the machines for KFBS, Marpi Point, Saipan.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Set: 7  Updated: 2008-09-03 20:35:26
KFBS equipment staff


Image Size:   
950 x 662
File Size:  347 k
Original: Black & white Print
Stored: Saipan
01075

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A GE 100kw transmitter was transferred from Okinawa to Saipan prior tocompletion of a short wave site at Marpi Point. It was kept at a storage facility which suffered significant damage from a major typhoon in the mid-1980's.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-06-14 20:04:34
equipment disaster


Image Size:   
950 x 648
File Size:  287 k
Original: Black & white Print
Stored: Saipan
01076

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A GE 100kw transmitter is damaged while in storage, due to a major typhoon in Saipan. KSAI is the local AM station operated by FEBC.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-06-14 20:07:13
KFBS equipment disaster


Image Size:   
950 x 632
File Size:  291 k
Original: Black & white Print
Stored: Saipan
01077

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Local KFBS staff George Babauta and Caleb Gatharngeg work on a cooling pump for the GE 100kw transmitter.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-06-14 20:13:50
equipment KFBS staff


Image Size:   
950 x 653
File Size:  331 k
Original: Black & white Print
Stored: Saipan
01094

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A view of one of the three KFBS antennas. The size of the antenna is best perceived by noting relative size of the stepladder and the worker with (yellow) hardhat.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Set: 30  Updated: 2008-08-07 13:38:38
equipment KFBS


Image Size:   
950 x 673
File Size:  890 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01095

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A truck loads crushed coral to bring to Marpi point to repair access roads. On Saipan, crushed coral is the standard material for unpaved roads, and is in great demand after a Typhoon's rains wash the roads out (see #1096).
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-06-25 09:18:22
equipment KFBS


Image Size:   
950 x 661
File Size:  581 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01096

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The access roads to KFBS' Marpi Point site under repair after a major typhoon's rains do major damage.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-06-25 09:21:27
equipment KFBS disaster


Image Size:   
950 x 679
File Size:  918 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01097

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Both moon and sun are captured in this westward view of the KFBS antenna array.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Set: 30  Updated: 2008-08-07 13:38:59
scene KFBS equipment


Image Size:   
672 x 950
File Size:  521 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01098

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A map in the lobby of the KFBS transmitter building shows the outreach of the station.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-06-25 09:28:10
map KFBS


Image Size:   
950 x 691
File Size:  946 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01099

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Aerial view of the Marpi Point transmission site looking southward. Mt. Tapachao, Saipan’s high point, is visible in the distance. Saipan is 14 miles long and an average of 2.5 miles wide.
Year:
1985  Country: MNP  Set: 4  Updated: 2011-01-13 19:40:04
scene KFBS aerial


Image Size:   
950 x 753
File Size:  713 k
Original: Color print
Stored: JB
01156

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Byrd Brunemeier grave marker in Saipan, showing deterioration before replacement. Byrd died in an electrical accident in 1983 while working on the KSAI transmitter.
Year:
2005  Country: MNP  Updated: 2008-07-16 22:03:20
missionary tragedy


Image Size:   
1024 x 768
File Size:  738 k
Original: Digital image
Stored: Saipan, JB
01158

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A new headstone marking Byrd Brunemeier's grave in Saipan was erected in 2006. See #1156.
Year:
2006  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-10-12 19:58:40
missionary tragedy


Image Size:   
640 x 426
File Size:  284 k
Original: Digital image
Stored: Saipan, JB
01164

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The Marpi Point site chosen for the construction of KFBS had been an ammunition dump during World War 2. The ordnance had to be gathered for demolition. Such unexploded grenades and artillery shells could still be found on Saipan for decades after the War. See #1165 for a photo of the demolition.
Year:
1975  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-10-01 19:43:16
construction KFBS


Image Size:   
805 x 549
File Size:  448 k
Original: Digital image
Stored: JB
01165

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U.S. Navy demolition experts blow up the collection of old ammunition found on the Marpi Point site (Saipan) where KFBS would be constructed. See #1164 for a view of the unexploded ammunition.
Year:
1975  Country: MNP  Updated: 2006-10-01 19:44:09
construction KFBS


Image Size:   
889 x 634
File Size:  375 k
Original: Digital image
Stored: JB


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