Thursday, December 31, 2009

[UDXF] K6KPH on for SKN - KSM Too

The MRHS amateur station K6KPH will participate in the annual Straight Key Night once again this New Year's Eve.

Coast station KSM will be on the air as well to give listeners a chance to hear the station in later evening hours than usual.

Straight Key Night is sponsored by the ARRL for those who love Morse and enjoy practicing the art using manual, non-electronic keys. K6KPH will be on 3550kc and 7050kc. Both Denice Stoops and myself will be at the key.

For information about Straight Key Night see:

KSM will be on the air as well. Transmissions will take place on 426kc in the medium frequency band and on 4, 6, 8 and 12Mc HF. Press and weather will be transmitted. It's our hope that the lateness of the hour and the winter season will allow listeners to copy the station on frequencies they may not have heard before. We're especially hopeful that distant listeners will be able to copy us on 426kc.

Operations will probably begin sometime between 2100 and 2200 Pacific time (0500 - 0600Z) and last for about two hours.

Reception reports and QSLs may be sent to the QSL Mistress at:

Denice Stoops
PO Box 381
Bolinas, CA 94924-0381

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Richard Dillman, W6AWO
Chief Operator, Coast Station KSM
Maritime Radio Historical Society