Night of Nights XXI * Sunday, July 12, 2020

Night of Nights XXI

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020 

Night of Nights is an annual event held on the 12th of July by the Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) to commemorate the history of maritime radio and the closing of commercial Morse operations in the USA. These on-the-air events are intended to honor the men and women who followed the radiotelegraph trade on ships and at coast stations around the world and made it one of honor and skill.

Many of the KPH transmitters are 1950s vintage RCA sets. KFS uses a 1942 vintage Press Wireless PW-15 transmitter on 12Mc. This is the transmitter that was in service at KFS on the “last day” of American Morse and is thought to be the last PW-15 in service in the world.

K6KPH, the amateur radio station of the Maritime Radio Historical Society, will also be on the air receiving signal reports and messages from Morse code enthusiasts around the world. This gives Maritime Radio Historical Society information about how well the stations are being heard and gives amateur stations the experience of what it was like to work a real coast station.

Members of the public are invited to visit the receiving station for this event. The station will be open to visitors beginning at 3 pm PDT. The station is located at 17400 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and is on the route to the Point Reyes lighthouse. Transmissions start at 5pm (0000 UTC 13 July) until Midnight (0700 UTC).

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