Many True Believers will recall that last year around this time we conducted a mini-Night of Nights which was declared to be great fun. So we're doing it again this year on 14 November. That's coming right up so put that date in your calendar right now so you won't forget.
The mini-Night of Nights is an event centered around MF transmissions. KSM will extend is normal operating hours well into the evening and will make a special effort to keep 500kc and our MF working frequency (426kc) active to give listeners the best chance of hearing us. Our HF channels will be active as well. And the MRHS amateur station, K6KPH, will be guarding its usual channels for signal reports and regular contacts.
We have just received word that SS RED OAK VICTORY/KYVM will be on the air for the mini Night of Nights! There's more to this than may immediately meet the eye. The RO at KYVM is Steve Hawes, our transmitter supervisor. Here's what OM Hawes is prepared to do to provide listening thrills to all.
So warm up those MF receivers and listen out for both KSM and KYVM on mini Night of Nights!
> Clarification of Operating Hours
A fed TBs have written asking for clarification of exactly what hours we will be operating for mNoN. We're sorry this was not made clear. Here's the scoop: operating hours will be the same as for a normal Saturday except that operations will extend well into the evening hours. Here's the list of relevant times:
0900pst, 1700gmt - Services of the Church of the Continuous Wave, Bolinas site
1000pst, 1800gmt - KSM CW press, 426kc/HF
1100pst, 1900gmt - KSM RTTY press, HF
1200pst, 2000gmt - KSM and K6KPH manual operations begin from Point Reyes
1300pst, 2100gmt - KSM CW traffic list, 426kc/HF
1330pst, 2130gmt - KSM CW Pacific high seas weather 426kc/HF
We usually close operations at around 0000gmt. But that's when mNoN will begin. We'll continue on all frequencies with press, weather, communications with ships and of course signal reports via K6KPH. See Newsletter No. 52 for complete frequency information.
You're invited to join us. All you have to do is show up at the receive site, 17400 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Point Reyes National Seashore. See the location on this...
The station telephone number is +1 415-669-9646 (answered only when the station is staffed).
Maritime Radio Historical Society
PO Box 392
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Our verification card is particularly attractive if we do say so ourselvees so send in your report to get yours. We ask only that you have patience as it can sometimes take a while to get out the cards for all who request them. Oh, and a SASE would be deeply appreciated.