Monday, June 28, 2021

Night of Nights 2021 is back on Pt. Reyes!

From MRHS:

The National Park Service has notifed MRHS President Richard Dillman that the annual Night of Nights event can be run in the Park, and that limited staff access is permitted to ready station equipment and facilities for the event.

It is a major milestone to return to BL and RS for Night of Nights, but we must operate under strict guidelines with limited numbers of vaccinated crew at both locations. Regretfully, the festivities will not be open to visitors or guest operators this year.

KPH, the ex-RCA coast station returns to the air for commemorative broadcasts every year on July 12 at 5:01 pm PDT (13 July at 0001 GMT). On July 12, 1999, the last commercial Morse transmission in the U.S. was thought to have been broadcast at 5 pm PDT (13 July at 0000 GMT). Transmissions are expected to continue until at least midnight PDT (0700 GMT).

K6KPH, the amateur radio station of the Maritime Radio Historical Society, will also be on the air receiving signal reports and messages from Morse code enthusiasts around the world. This gives Maritime Radio Historical Society information about how well the stations are being heard and gives amateur stations the experience of what it was like to work a real coast station.