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Title: KFS 12695 CW 1940 UTC 20 April 2019
Post by: flexoman61 on April 20, 2019, 1943 UTC
Good signal from KFS in San Francisco on 12695 kHz at 1940z.

Sending repeated CW message:  CQ CQ CQ DE KFS KFS KFS / B QSX 12 K
Title: Re: KFS 12695 CW 1940 UTC 20 April 2019
Post by: Traveling Wave on April 20, 2019, 2044 UTC
2041 UTC- SIO 444 in WNY, with slight fade, no problem copying CW.
2052 UTC - Still sending CW message  CQ CQ CQ DE KFS KFS KFS / B QSX 12 K
Title: Re: KFS 12695 CW 1940 UTC 20 April 2019
Post by: Looking-Glass on May 15, 2019, 1554 UTC
Is KFS running 24hrs?  I presume so, but not hearing this way, then again propagation above 8MHz has been lousy for weeks this way, best I am hearing on 12MHz is Korean Telecom markers up to 519 at best.
Title: Re: KFS 12695 CW 1940 UTC 20 April 2019
Post by: Traveling Wave on May 16, 2019, 1250 UTC
The only schedule I could find for 12695 was at.... http://www.radiomarine.org

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.

From QRZ...
QSL information:Reception reports for K6KPH, KFS or KPH may be sent to:  MRHS, PO Box 392, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 USA


 
Title: Re: KFS 12695 CW 1940 UTC 20 April 2019
Post by: R4002 on May 16, 2019, 1257 UTC
Apparently KFS is licensed for over 200 different frequencies across the MF and HF marine bands (400/500 kHz, 2 MHz/3 MHz up through 26 MHz), including several 400 kHz band frequencies and 500 kHz.  They're licensed for 30 kW power on 12695.5 kHz (160HA1A and 300HF1B emission). 

https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=1965567 (https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=1965567)
Title: Re: KFS 12695 CW 1940 UTC 20 April 2019
Post by: Looking-Glass on May 18, 2019, 1150 UTC
Unless it's quoted in UTC the American local time zone quotes are of little use this way... ;D
Title: Re: KFS 12695.5 CW 1930 UTC 04 SEP 2021
Post by: ~SIGINT~ on September 04, 2021, 2002 UTC
KFS: HISTORIC COASTAL RADIO STATION CF CW

19:30 UTC 04 SEPTEMBER 2021 // 12695.500 kHz CW, good copy of station KFS.
CQ CQ CQ DE KFS KFS KFSB QSX 12 PLEASE ANSWER HF CH3 K


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Title: Re: KFS 12695 CW 1940 UTC 20 April 2019
Post by: flexoman61 on September 04, 2021, 2048 UTC
2045 Fair copy this time, some fade. Spotty decode at times.
       
        CQ CQ DE KFS KFS KFS B QSX 12 PLEASE ANSWER HF T S3 K