USA - New CW Coastal Station Authorized

USA - New CW Coastal Station Authorized

Post by Mike Terr » Sun, 10 Apr 2005 18:16:55

Richard Dillman announces that the FCC has granted a license for a new
common carrier coastal station to the Maritime Radio Historical Society, the
group who have conducted annual commemorative operations of ex-RCA coastal
station KPH since its cessation of commercial traffic.

The new station will operate on 426, 500, 6474 and 12993 kHz (schedule to be
determined) with the call KSM. That call has long been a part of maritime
radio history. It was first assigned to the shipboard station of the SS
Philadelphia in 1916, then by 1930 became the call sign of the Dollar Lines
(later Globe Wireless) coastal station in Cypress, CA. It apparently ceased
operation some time before the early Sixties.

Additional information on the new station will be at www.radiomarine.org as
soon as it becomes available.