Building a New Radio Studio
The transmitter/studio was in a very small building just at the edge of the transmitter field. During the month of October the other Army Specialists and myself constructed what was to become the "new studio".
[Posted on Facebook by Ron Dufault) on May 12th, 2017.]
by Tom Benintende SP5, USA (1969-70)
Chuck Ingle at the board in Nha Trang.
[Taken from Facebook in November 2018.]
Joe Huser in Nha Trang in 1972
[Taken from Facebook in December 2018.]
Does anybody remember Nha Trang looking like this?
[Taken from YouTube August 2018.]
More photos of Detachment 4, Nha Trang are shown at--
Photos & Stories
James M. Farrell 1LT, USA OIC, Nha Trang 1969
Paul W. Starnes SP5, USA Cam Ranh Bay / Hon Tre 1969-70
Furnished by Barry Brower in March 2013. (Nha Trang, 1969-1970).
A Donut Dollie on the air.
Discussing the pull down of the Nha Trang/Hon Tre site and possible relocation of the FM broadcast
transmitter to the CORDs Headquarters at Nha Trang Beach in perhaps April 1972.
CWO Gilbert L. MacDonald is facing the camera. The the far right is an Army SP5 and on the far left is Air Force T/Sgt.
[Recevied from Ron Turner in January 2017.]
The narration in the graphic written by Rick Fredericksen.
He also wrote: "Can you believe this is a TV newsroom? Made for one anchor and one nightly newscast."
Michael Goucher wrote "Not unlike our Pleiku newsroom atop Dragon Mountain."
Det. 4, Nha Trang Jeep Stolen
Posted on AFVN Listeners and Broadcasters by Bruce Eaton in November 2017.
He wrote "Essential mode of travel at AFVN stations. Primary carrier for the weekly TV Program Boxes (V&W kinescope film reals).
AFVN, Det 4 had one stoleln from Nha Trang Air Base with entire week of TV programs on it. Pt word out. No new TV
programs next week! Two days later...call from the MP's...jeep found abandoned on MS 1 (main highway) with all
contents and all ID lettering/numbers sanded off. GI who lost it repainted the jeep."
NB: Bruce must have been desperate for a photo of a jeep. The above is obviously a World War Two jeep
and is, in fact, the graphic is titled "Jeep 1941." To see a restored Vietnam War jeep, go to Bob Young's Slide Show.
AFVN Detachment 4, Nha Trang/Cam Ranh Bay
AM 10,000 watts 900 KHz (Cam Ranh Bay)
FM 25,000 watts 99.9 MHz (Dong Ba Thin)
TV 40,000 watts Channel 11