Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Santa Ana Radio Station
by Justin Ruhge
In October 1941 the government built a radio monitoring station. It was located in Orange County on 110 acres of fenced land in South Santa Ana. The new detection center was a two-story Colonial-type home, which cost $75,000. The station was used to detect coded messages from agents of foreign powers. In 1979 the structure was razed to construct the Centennial Regional Park.
References: The SAAAB Story by Edrick J. Miller, 1981. The Costa Mesa Historical Society.


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