RFE listening post

RFE monitor station photo
A rare 1960 photo of a RFE (Radio Free Europe) listening post. It was well equipped with two Collins R-388 HF receivers, a military Heterodyne Frequency Meter, and a Magnecord tape system (PT6-M spooling mechanism for 10-inch reels, PT6-A transport, and a PT6-J recording amplifier). The listening post was used to monitor HF propagation conditions for various stations and frequencies, including the effects of over 2000 USSR transmitters involved in jamming RFE programs.