Transmitter Engineer Steve Hawes and I are testing all transmitters today in preparation for Night of Nights VIII. Virtually every transmitter and certainly every antenna will be in use. We are short of antennas so KSM will be (and is now) on 6474.0 and 12993.0 only. Priority is being given to KPH which is on 4247.0, 6477.5 8642.0, 12808.5, 17016.8 and 22477.5. KFS is on 12695.5 and 17025.0. We are about to shut down so by the time this reaches many we will be off thew air for today. But please check http://www.radiomarine.org for all the Night of Nights VIII information including the frequencies of the other stations we hope will be joining us.
From the web site:
Night of Nights VIII Information
HISTORIC MORSE CODE RADIO STATION KPH RETURNS TO THE AIR FOR "NIGHT OF NIGHTS VIII"
o Station KFS will return to the air!
o MRHS station KSM will be on the air.
o Coast Guard station NMN to be heard for the first time since USCG ended the use of Morse!
o Coast Stations WLO, KLB, NMC, NOJ and NMN may join in.
o Amateur station K6KPH, with commercial operators at the key, will be QRV for signal reports.
o Operations begin at 1701pdt 12 July, 0001gmt 13 July. We usually continue two way operations for about 6 hours but broadcasts on the commercial stations KPH, KFS and KSM may continue after that.
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