Notice - Resumption of Service
KPH, KFS and K6KPH have returned to the air on our normal schedule. However during the shut down we suffered damage to several antenna feed lines at the transmit site due to fallen trees. Thus our operating frequencies will be limited until repairs can be made. Until further notice only these frequencies will be available:
KPH: 426, 500, 8642, 12808.5, 17016.8
K6KPH: 3550, 7050, 14050 (7050 added on 16 March)
MRHS DMR Talkgroup!
[Corrected TG Number - Thanks to Jeorg DL2EDF]
DMR = Digital Mobile Radio. Using this technology amateur stations can connect with each other around the world using repeaters and hot spots. Various talk groups have been assigned to certain locations and special interests. The MRHS has been assigned a talkgroup on the Brandmeister network. We thought it would provide a way for amateurs anywhere in the world to contact us to ask about schedules and frequencies, provide signal reports and ask for a scheduled contact with K6KPH. We'll monitor the talkgroup during our regular Saturday schedule from 1200 to 1700 Pacific time. Some MRHS members will also monitor the talkgroup from home for calls outside out usual operating period. And the talkgroup number is...
Note: We plan to install a hotspot at the receive site this Saturday (2/9). We'll give a call once it's functional and would appreciate signal reports.
KPH Software Defined Receivers
Now you can listen to the LF, MF and HF bands using the same antennas the operators at KPH use - from the comfort of your computer no matter where you are in the world.
We have installed several Kiwi Software Defined Receivers (SDRs) covering all frequencies from 0 to 30Mc - and made them publicly available via the Internet.
The LF/MF receiver uses a Marconi T antenna while the HF receiver used a TCI-530. Both are located at the KPH receive site where electrical noise is extremely low.
We are still fine tuning the installation but the project has reached the point that it's ready for you to use. Here are the links.
For LF/MF click HERE
For HF click HERE
We'd appreciate your comments. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
KPH, KFS and K6KPH Information
KPH, KFS and K6KPH are on the air each Saturday transmitting from the 1914 Marconi site in Bolinas, CA and receiving at the 1930 RCA site at Point Reyes, CA.
> Hours - KPH and KFS press service begins at 1000 Pacific time. K6KPH begins operations at 1200 Pacific time. All stations continue on the air until about 1700 Pacific time.
> Frequencies -
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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.
The KPH receive site is open for visitors every Saturday 1200 to 1700 local time. Visitors are welcome! The receive site is located at 17400 Sir Francis Drake Blvd in the Point Reyes National Seashore, just past G Ranch on the way to the lighthouse. Whisper "True Believer" when you visit for access to our Treasure Room!
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.
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