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Offline aurora

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Coast Station KSM
« on: December 05, 2010, 0121 UTC »
Coast Station KSM on 6474.0 CW - SINPO 55555
0030 - "cq de KSM KSM KSM qsx 500/4/6/8/12/16/22 obs? amver? qra?"
This was repeated numerous times for the next 5 minutes
0035 - left the air
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Re: Coast Station KSM
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 1853 UTC »
Terrific bunch of people and nice catch in Pittsburgh, PA. My understanding is that this Coastal Station is intended to service a 1,000 mile area Seaward. I have the KPH 100 Aniversary "Night of Nights" QSL Card- A prized possession. I was useing one of those MFJ Kit built Receivers and was in Oceanside, California at the time. They now have an Amateur Operator up there; so now can communicate two-way... if I would ever get around to doing some more building. 55555 nice: wish they would supply more detailed information about thier Antenna Farm. Cheers KG6QNK ..

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Re: Coast Station KSM
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 0135 UTC »
They have a place on yahoo groups, shall we say receive only, they will send bulletins out when they are on or trying a different frequency. Denise is gone now the qsl mistress on a ship so they need another op when they are open, would be a neat experience...to operate, I hear them in Indiana on the weekends, if you can't copy cw no big deal download multipsk  and it will copy for you or other modes.




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Re: Coast Station KSM
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 2014 UTC »
I hope Denise is not gone for long. My 100 year Aniversary "Night of Nights" Verification is in the form of a RCA Marine Radiogram. Denise wrote on the back how much she enjoyed my report- in "Pink" ink: "I enjoyed your letter very much! Keep Listening!

I'm looking at the Verfication right now.  For  KSM it says all Transmitters between 4-5 KW with double extended zepp antennas and H-over-2Antenna. Somewhat familar Zepp Antennas but not H-over-2's. I'm suprised at the signal quality back East.

They have several excellent videos. I repaired the Mod 28 TTY type equipment featured in one of thier videos in the Miliatary. Also google for thier excellent Website. You do not need to be a Morse Code enthusiast to enjoy this.

I knocked myself out for that Verfication- maximum amount of persuasion.
Cheers 73 ES 88 DE KG6QNK ..

P.S. Just visited: Maritime Radio Historical Society at: www.radiomarine.org/
I would encourage anyone passionate about Radio to visit this site. I don't want to insult anyone; but in the interests of clarification, these are Commercial Operators with the apropriate Licenses. The Amateur operation up there is: K6KPH. My understanding is that the term "HAM" was a derogatory term used by commercial morse operators to describe amateur morse operators. My Morse abilities ain't all that great, but I try hard. Cheers.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2011, 1855 UTC by 4405486 »