Support the MRHS

We need your help.  It's as simple as that.

Our small group is now responsible for a facility that once required dozens to maintain.

We have funded everything from the costs for rewinding transformers to purchasing power tubes for the transmitters from our own packets - and we feel privileged to do so.

But the larger projects we now face, such as antenna restoration, are beyond our personal means.

Won't you help?  Your donation is tax deductable and we promise to get the most out of every dollar we receive.

Most important, you'll know you have helped keep the traditions of maritime radio alive.

Just click on the button below or send a check to:

Maritime Radio Historical Society

PO Box 392

Point Reyes Station, Ca 94956

USA

Thanks and VY 73...

 

 

MRHS Offers Radiotelegraph Exams!

The Maritime Radio Historical Society is now authorized to administer the examination for the commercial radiotelegraph license.  Yes, the FCC still issues this ticket! Visit the MRHS Events page for more information.

Subscribe to the MRHS Newsletter

We issue an electronic Newsletter to keep MRHS "True Believers" up to date on everything from maintenance projects to special operating events.  Don't miss out!  Click HERE to subscribe.  You can opt out at any time.

Back Issues of the Newsletter

Issues of the Newsletter going back to June 2012 have been archived and posted on line for your reading pleasure.  Click HERE for a complete list.

Visit Us

We are at the station every Saturday and welcome visiting "True Believers".  Check our Contact Us page in the menu to the left for details or write to info@radiomarine.org for more information.

Who We Are

Let's be honest... We're a bunch of radio squirrels.  And very lucky radio squirrels at that.  We inhereted the last remaining Morse code coast station in North America.  It was off the air but it was an intact time capsule.

We made the restoration of KPH to operational status our life's work.  That was back in 1999 - the year the last commercial Morse code message in the U.S. was supposedly sent.

Through the trust and vision of the Point Reyes National Seashore we were given permission to begin our project of restoration, documentation and operation.  And we've never looked back.

As True Believers in the importance of our maritime radio heritage we have tried to research and document every aspect of the field.  Our area of specialization is the coast stations, ships and companies of the west coast of the United States. But anything to do with maritime radio anywhere in the world is of interest to us.

Dedicated MRHS volunteers are busy with the preservation, restoration and repair of the historic artifacts with which we have been entrusted.  That work is the foundation on which the real goal of our project rests.  That goal is to assure that the culture, techniques and traditions of the men and women who came before us are not forgotten.  We feel that the best way to achieve that goal is through actual on the air operations.

We look forward to visits by fellow True Believers in the importance of the preservation of our radio heritage.  Please see the Contact Us section for full detail about visiting us.  Or subscribe to our Newsletter using the form above for up to date information.

We invite you to peruse these pages for details of our work and of radio history.  And we wish you fair winds and following seas.

VY 73,

MRHS


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